58-17-30.1 Continuation of coverage for physically handicapped or mentally retarded child--Proof of d...
Continuation of coverage for physically handicapped or mentally retarded child--Proof of dependency.
An individual health insurance policy, which is delivered or issued for delivery
in this state and which provides that coverage of a dependent child shall terminate upon attainment
of the limiting age for dependent children specified in the policy, shall also provide that attainment
of such limiting age shall not operate to terminate the coverage of such child while the child is and
continues to be both (a) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of mental retardation or
physical handicap and (b) chiefly dependent upon the policyholder for support and maintenance,
provided proof of such incapacity and dependency is furnished to the insurer by the policyholder
within thirty-one days of the child's attainment of the limiting age and subsequently as may be
required by the insurer but not more frequently than annually after the two-year period following the
child's attainment of the limiting age.
Source: SL 1969, ch 140.