Current as of: 2010
(a) (1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) "Accessible" means health insurance coverage that insures primary care services located within the lesser of 30 miles or 30 minutes from the child’s primary residence.
(3) "Actual income" has the meaning stated in § 12–201(b) of this title.
(4) "Adjusted actual income" has the meaning stated in § 12–201 of this title.
(5) "Basic child support obligation" has the meaning stated in § 12–201 of this title.
(6) "Cash medical support" means an amount paid:
(i) toward the cost of health insurance provided by:
1. a public entity; or
2. one or both parents through employment or otherwise; or
(ii) for other medical costs not covered by insurance, including extraordinary medical expenses.
(7) "Extraordinary medical expenses" has the meaning stated in § 12–201 of this title.
(8) "Health insurance coverage" means any type of health care coverage under which medical care services can be provided to the child through an insurer.
(9) "Insurer" means:
(i) an insurer, a nonprofit health service organization, or a health maintenance organization operating in this State under a certificate of authority issued by the Maryland Insurance Commissioner;
(ii) an entity that provides a group health plan, as defined in § 607(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; or
(iii) an entity offering a service benefit plan as defined by federal law.
(10) "Medical support notice" means a notice that is:
(i) in a format prescribed by federal law; and
(ii) issued by a child support agency to enforce the health insurance coverage provisions of a child support order.
(11) "Tribunal" has the meaning stated in § 10–301 of this article.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the court may include in any support order a provision requiring either parent to include the child in the parent’s health insurance coverage if:
(1) the parent can obtain health insurance coverage through an employer or any form of group health insurance coverage; and
(2) the child can be included at a reasonable cost to the parent in that health insurance coverage.
(c) (1) This subsection applies only to a child support order under Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act.
(2) (i) The court shall include in any support order that is established or modified a provision requiring one or both parents to include the child in the parent’s health insurance coverage if:
1. the parent can obtain health insurance coverage through an employer or any form of group health insurance coverage;
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