3901.40 Payment or reimbursement to unlicensed or unaccredited hospital prohibited.

No insurance company, health insuring corporation, or self-insurance plan authorized to do business in this state shall include or provide in its policies or subscriber agreements for benefit payments or reimbursement for services in any hospital which is not certified or accredited as provided in division (A) of section 3727.02 of the Revised Code. No hospital located in this state shall charge any insurance company, health insuring corporation, federal, state, or local government agency, or person for any services rendered unless the hospital is certified or accredited as provided in division (A) of section 3727.02 of the Revised Code. "Hospital" as used in this section means only those institutions included within the definition of that term contained in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code, and the prohibitions in this section do not apply to facilities excluded from that definition.

Effective Date: 06-04-1997