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RCW 74.20A.300

Medical support—Health insurance coverage required.

*** CHANGE IN 2018 *** (SEE 6334-S.SL) ***

(1) Whenever a support order is entered or modified under this chapter, the department shall require either or both parents to provide medical support for any dependent child, in the nature of health insurance coverage or a monthly payment toward the premium, as provided under RCW 26.09.105.
(2) "Health insurance coverage" as used in this section does not include medical assistance provided under chapter 74.09 RCW.
(3) A parent ordered to provide health insurance coverage shall provide proof of such coverage or proof that such coverage is unavailable to the department within twenty days of the entry of the order.
(4) A parent required to provide health insurance coverage must notify the department and the other parent when coverage terminates.
(5) Every order requiring a parent to provide health insurance coverage shall be entered in compliance with *RCW 26.23.050 and be subject to direct enforcement as provided under chapter 26.18 RCW.
*Reviser's note: The reference to RCW 26.23.050 appears to refer to the amendments made by 1989 c 416 § 8 that were subsequently vetoed by the governor.
Effective date2009 c 476: See note following RCW 26.09.105.
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