Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act of 1996

Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996

Requires a minimum length of hospital confinement in conjunction with childbirth. This requirement applies to health plans and health insurance companies that provide hospital stays for childbirth in their policies. The law provides that coverage for a hospital stay following a normal delivery may not be limited to less than 48 hours for both the mother and newborn, and for a cesarean section not less than 96 hours.

Source: Society for Human Resource Management