2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 24 - Health and Safety
Article 7A - Uniform Health-Care Decisions
Section 24-7A-2.1 - Prohibited practice.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 24-7A-2.1 (2017)

24-7A-2.1. Prohibited practice.

A. No insurer or other provider of benefits regulated by the New Mexico Insurance Code [Chapter 59A NMSA 1978, except for Articles 30A and 42A] or a state agency shall require a person to execute or revoke an advance health-care directive as a condition for membership in, being insured for or receiving coverage or benefits under an insurance contract or plan.

B. No insurer may condition the sale, procurement or issuance of a policy, plan, contract, certificate or other evidence of coverage, or entry into a pension, profit-sharing, retirement, employment or similar benefit plan, upon the execution or revocation of an advance health-care directive; nor shall the existence of an advance health-care directive modify the terms of an existing policy, plan, contract, certificate or other evidence of coverage of insurance.

C. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the superintendent of insurance under the New Mexico Insurance Code.

History: Laws 1997, ch. 168, 14.

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