Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 29
Medical Support

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-29-9

§ 15-29-9. Plan administrator — Unlawful refusal to enroll.

(a) Enrollment of a child may not be denied for any of the following reasons:

(1) The child(ren) was born out of wedlock;

(2) The child is not claimed as a dependant on the participant’s federal income tax return;

(3) The child does not reside with the participant or in the plan’s service area; or

(4) The child is receiving benefits or is eligible to receive benefits under a state’s medical plan.

(b) If the health care coverage plan requires that the participant must be currently enrolled, the plan administrator must enroll both the participant and the child(ren).

(c) All enrollments are to be made without regard to open season restrictions.

History of Section.
P.L. 2002, ch. 314, § 3.