General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures

On June 8, 2018, Gov. Sununu signed HB 1577 into law. This law requires plans that provide coverage for hospital or medical expenses or oral surgery to provide coverage for general anesthesia and medically necessary hospital or surgical day care facility charges and in-office dental procedures related to dental procedures performed for plan participants who are younger than age 13 and determined by a licensed dentist, in conjunction with a licensed physician, to have a condition of significant dental complexity or have exceptional medical circumstances or developmental disabilities as determined by a licensed physician.

This bill is effective Aug. 7, 2018. This bill contains no new employer obligations, but employers with fully insured plans in New Hampshire should review the new laws to better understand the required coverages.

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