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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy
Section: 26:2H-122: Existing rights, obligations unaffected under health insurance programs.
22. The execution of an advance directive for mental health care pursuant to this act shall not in any manner affect, impair or modify the terms of, or rights or obligations created under, any existing policy of health insurance, life insurance or annuity, or governmental benefits program. No health care provider, and no health benefits plan, insurer or governmental authority, shall exclude from health care services or deny coverage to any individual because that individual has executed or has not executed an advance directive for mental health care. The execution, or non-execution, of an advance directive for mental health care shall not be made a condition of coverage under any policy of health insurance, life insurance or annuity, or governmental benefits program.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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