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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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