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INS-040: Legislative Action to Prevent Implementation of Antiquated Provisions of the “Uniform Policy Provision Law”

 
Legislative Action to Prevent Implementation of Antiquated Provisions of the “Uniform Policy Provision Law”: The Wisconsin Medical Society opposes health insurers from selling policies in Wisconsin that include contract language that would deny insurance payments for the treatment of injuries sustained as a consequence of the insured person being intoxicated due to alcohol or under the influence of controlled substances.

The Society supports use of blood, breath and/or urine alcohol tests in the emergency department setting only to assist in appropriate medical diagnosis, especially in cases in which an individual has incurred an injury. (HOD, 0416)