connection with a group health plan. ****
Subpart C--Requirements Relating to Benefits
§ 146.130 Standards relating to benefits for mothers newborns. (a) Hospital length of stay (1) General rule.
provided in paragraph (a)(5) of this section, a group health plan, or a health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage, that provides benefits for a hospital length of stay in connection with childbirth for a mother or her newborn may not restrict benefits for the stay to less than
(i) 48 hours following a vaginal delivery; or
delivery occurs in
following a delivery by cesarean section.
mother or newborn child begins at the time of delivery (or in case of multiple births, at the time of the last delivery).
(ii) outside a
outside a hospital. the hospital length
If delivery occurs of stay begins at the
connection with childbirth.
The determination of whether an
admission is in connection with childbirth to be made by the attending provider.