2021 Maryland Statutes
Title 27 - Unfair Trade Practices and Other Prohibited Practices
Subtitle 8 - Reporting and Preventing Insurance Fraud
Section 27-805 - Required Disclosure Statements

    (a)    In this section, “claim form” means any document supplied by an insurer to a claimant that a claimant is required to complete and submit in support of a claim for benefits.

    (b)    (1)    Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, all applications for insurance and all claim forms, regardless of the form of transmission, shall contain the following statement or a substantially similar statement:

    “Any person who knowingly or willfully presents a false or fraudulent claim for payment of a loss or benefit or who knowingly or willfully presents false information in an application for insurance is guilty of a crime and may be subject to fines and confinement in prison.”

        (2)    The lack of the statement required by paragraph (1) of this subsection does not constitute a defense in any legal proceeding.

    (c)    Subsection (b)(1) of this section does not apply to:

        (1)    reinsurance applications or claim forms; or

        (2)    the uniform claims form for reimbursement of hospital services or the uniform claims form for reimbursement of health care practitioners services adopted by the Commissioner under § 15–1003 of this article.

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