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SENATE BILL NO. 291

INTRODUCED BY T. FACEY, R. LYNCH, V. RICCI, G. VANCE

 

AN ACT REVISING DEFINITIONS RELATED TO MEDICAL LIEN LAWS AS APPLIED TO AMBULANCE SERVICES AND INSURERS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 71-3-1113, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

 

     Section 1.  Section 71-3-1113, MCA, is amended to read:

     "71-3-1113.  Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:

     (1) "Ambulance service" means a person providing ground or air ambulance transport, licensed under 50-6-306, that:

     (a) is in-network with at least two insurers that together provide coverage for at least 25% of health insurance insureds in the state; or

     (b) accepts insurance, including copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles, as payment in full and does not offer memberships under 50-6-320.

     (1)(2) "Beneficiary" means a person entitled to insurance benefits.

     (2)(3)  "Dentist" means a person practicing dentistry as provided in 37-4-101.

     (3)(4)  "Insurance" means a contract through which a person, the insurer, undertakes to indemnify another, the insured, or pay or provide a determinable amount or benefit upon determinable contingencies.

     (4)(5)  "Insurer" includes a health service corporation has the meaning of a health insurance issuer provided in 33-22-140.

     (5)(6)  "Outpatient center for surgical services" means a facility registered as provided in 50-32-314.

     (6)(7)  "Person" means an individual, a corporation, an organization, or other legal entity."

 

     Section 2.  Coordination instruction. If both House Bill No. 73 and [this act] are passed and approved, then the reference in [this act] to 50-6-320 must be changed to "[sections 1 through 9 as provided in House Bill No. 73]".

 

     Section 3.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.

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