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Article - Insurance


    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Advance directive” has the meaning stated in § 5–601 of the Health – General Article.

        (3)    (i)    “Carrier” means:

                1.    an insurer;

                2.    a nonprofit health service plan;

                3.    a health maintenance organization; and

                4.    any other person that provides health benefit plans subject to regulation by the State.

            (ii)    “Carrier” does not include a managed care organization.

    (b)    A carrier shall provide the advance directive information sheet developed under § 5–615 of the Health – General Article:

        (1)    in the carrier’s member publications;

        (2)    if the carrier maintains a Web site on the Internet, on the carrier’s Web site; and

        (3)    at the request of a member.

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