GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2011

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SENATE BILL 633

 

 

Short Title:        State Health Plan/ Limited Abortion Coverage.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Senator Brock.

Referred to:

Insurance.

April 19, 2011

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT TO Limit Abortion Coverage Under the STATE HEALTH PLAN For Teachers and State employees.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 135-45.8 is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:

" 135-45.8.  General limitations and exclusions.

The following shall in no event be considered covered expenses nor will benefits described in G.S. 135-45.6 through G.S. 135-45.11 be payable for:

(25)      Charges for medical or surgical abortion procedures except:

a.         When the pregnancy is the result of cases of rape or incest.

b.         In cases of medical emergency where abortion procedures are necessary because, in the written opinion of the attending physician, failure to terminate the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother.

c.         To remove a dead unborn child.

            For purposes of this subdivision, the term "abortion procedures" does not include procedures related to miscarriage."

SECTION 2.  Except as otherwise provided, this act becomes effective July 1, 2011.