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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy
Section: 26:2H-75: Advance directive shall not affect insurance, benefits coverage
23. The execution of an advance directive 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 practitioner or other health care provider, and no health service plan, insurer, or governmental authority, shall deny coverage or exclude from the benefits of service any individual because that individual has executed or has not executed an advance directive. The execution, or non-execution, of an advance directive 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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