§ 27-39-4. Exclusions.
(a) The second surgical opinion benefit provisions of a policy may exclude: (1) benefits while the patient is confined in a hospital as an inpatient, (2) any surgical procedures not covered by the policy, and (3) surgical procedures in the following categories: cosmetic surgery, pregnancy related surgery, dental surgery, podiatric surgery, and sterilization.
(b) If an eligible physician who furnishes a second or third surgical opinion also performs the surgical procedure, the policy need not provide payment for the second and third opinion services of that physician.
(P.L. 1983, ch. 143, § 1.)