(a) No individual or group health insurance contract, plan or policy delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2009 shall provide for a co-payment for ground ambulance services in excess of fifty dollars ($50.00).

(b) As used in this section, the term “ground ambulance services” shall mean those services provided by an ambulance service licensed to operate in Rhode Island in accordance with § 23-4.1-6. The term excludes air and water ambulance services and ambulance services provided outside of Rhode Island.

(c) This section shall not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long-term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified disease indemnity; (8) sickness or bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 70, § 1.)