34-54-3. Requirements.

To be considered a direct primary care agreement for the purposes of this chapter, the agreement must meet all of the following requirements:

(1)    Be in writing;

(2)    Be signed by the primary care provider or agent of the primary care provider and the individual patient or his or her legal representative;

(3)    Allow either party to terminate the agreement on written notice to the other party;

(4)    Describe the scope of primary care services that are covered by the periodic fee;

(5)    Specify the periodic fee and any additional fees outside of the periodic fee for ongoing care under the agreement;

(6)    Specify the duration of the agreement and any automatic renewal periods;

(7)    Require that no more than twelve months of the periodic fee be paid in advance and that upon discontinuing the agreement, all unearned funds are returned to the patient; and

(8)    Prominently state in writing that the agreement is not health insurance.

Source: SL 2021, ch 159, § 3.