58-17I-9. Time for decision and notice--Calculation of time periods. A health carrier shall notify and issue a decision in writing or electronically to the covered person or, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative, within the following time frames:
(1) With respect to a grievance requesting a first level review of an adverse determination involving a prospective review request, the health carrier shall notify and issue a decision within a reasonable period of time that is appropriate given the covered person's medical condition, but no later than thirty days after the date of the health carrier's receipt of the grievance requesting the first level review made pursuant to § 58-17I-7; or
(2) With respect to a grievance requesting a first level review of an adverse determination involving a retrospective review request, the health carrier shall notify and issue a decision within a reasonable period of time, but no later than sixty days after the date of the health carrier's receipt of the grievance requesting the first level review made pursuant to § 58-17I-7.
For purposes of calculating the time periods within which a determination is required to be made and notice provided under this section, the time period shall begin on the date the grievance requesting the review is filed with the health carrier in accordance with the health carrier's procedures established pursuant to § 58-17I-6 for filing a request, without regard to whether all of the information necessary to make the determination accompanies the filing. (SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010) is found to be unconstitutional in its entirety by a final decision of a federal court of competent jurisdiction and all appeals exhausted or time for appeals elapsed.")
Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 81.