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House Bill 6336 (2002)

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The bill was proposed by Rep. Hummel on 18 September, 2002, and referred to the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services.

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406r.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

SEC. 3406R. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health maintenance organization and a health insurer may refuse to offer or provide a health care benefit that violates its conscience on an ethical, moral, or religious ground.

(2) A health maintenance organization and a health insurer shall not refuse to offer or provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) if the benefit is specifically covered under the contract, policy or certificate.

(3) A health maintenance organization and a health insurer's refusal to offer or provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) shall not be a basis for 1 or more of the following:

(A) Civil, criminal or administrative liability.

(B) Eligibility discrimination against the health maintenance organization or health insurer in providing a contract, policy, or certificate where offering or providing the health care benefit is not expressly required as a condition of eligibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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