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     33-22-246. Preexisting conditions relating to individual market. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a health insurance issuer offering individual health insurance coverage may not exclude coverage for a preexisting condition unless:
     (a) medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment was recommended to or received by the participant or beneficiary within the 3 years preceding the effective date of coverage; and
     (b) coverage for the condition is excluded for not more than 12 months.
     (2) A health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage may not impose a preexisting condition exclusion on a federally defined eligible individual because of a preexisting condition.

     History: En. Sec. 37, Ch. 416, L. 1997.

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