58-17F-13Sample contract forms to be filed with director--Material changes to be submitted--Certain changes not material--Director's inaction within certain time deemed approval--Contract copies to be provided upon request.

Any health carrier shall file with the director sample contract forms proposed for use with its participating providers and intermediaries. Any health carrier shall submit material changes to a sample contract that would affect a provision required by this chapter, or any rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter, to the director for approval thirty days prior to use. Changes in provider payment rates, coinsurance, copayments, or deductibles, or other plan benefit modifications are not considered material changes for the purpose of this section. If the director takes no action within sixty days after submission of a material change to a contract by a health carrier, the change is deemed approved. The health carrier shall maintain provider and intermediary contracts and provide copies to the division or department upon request.

Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 13.

Commission Note: SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.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."