58-17F-15Remedies available to director against health carrier found not in compliance.

In addition to any other remedies permitted by law, if the director determines that a health carrier has not contracted with enough participating providers to assure that covered persons have accessible health care services in a geographic area, that a health carrier's access plan does not assure reasonable access to covered benefits, that a health carrier has entered into a contract that does not comply with this chapter, or that a health carrier has not complied with a provision of this chapter, the director may institute a corrective action that shall be followed by the health carrier or may use any of the director's other enforcement powers to obtain the health carrier's compliance with this chapter.

A covered person shall have access to emergency services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to treat emergency medical conditions that require immediate medical attention.

Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 15.

Commission Note: SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.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