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      RS 22:245     


§245. Interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing; expenses; requirement

            As a requirement for authorization to do business in this state pursuant to R.S. 22:244, all health maintenance organizations shall provide coverage for expenses incurred by any enrollee who is deaf or hard of hearing for services performed by a qualified interpreter/transliterator, other than a family member of the enrollee, when such services are used by the enrollee in connection with medical treatment or diagnostic consultations performed by a healthcare provider.

            Acts 1997, No. 1313, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1324, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:2004.1 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2017, No. 146, §5.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:245 redesignated as R.S. 22:2242 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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