ORS 743A.160¹
Alcoholism treatment

A health insurance policy providing coverage for hospital or medical expenses not limited to expenses from accidents or specified sicknesses shall provide, at the request of the applicant, coverage for expenses arising from treatment for alcoholism. The following conditions apply to the requirement for such coverage:

(1) The applicant shall be informed of the applicant’s option to request this coverage.

(2) The inclusion of the coverage may be made subject to the insurer’s usual underwriting requirements.

(3) The coverage may be made subject to provisions of the policy that apply to other benefits under the policy, including but not limited to provisions relating to deductibles and coinsurance.

(4) The policy may limit hospital expense coverage to treatment provided by the following facilities:

(a) A health care facility licensed as required by ORS 441.015 (Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations).

(b) A health care facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.

(5) Except as permitted by subsection (3) of this section, the policy shall not limit payments thereunder for alcoholism to an amount less than $4,500 in any 24-consecutive month period and the policy shall provide coverage, within the limits of this subsection, of not less than 80 percent of the hospital and medical expenses for treatment for alcoholism. [Formerly 743.412]

Note: See 743.402 (Exceptions to individual health insurance policy requirements).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743A—Health Insurance: Required Reimbursements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors743A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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