58-17H-15Director to hold health carrier responsible for utilization review performance of contractor.

If a health carrier contracts to have a utilization review organization or other entity perform the utilization review functions required by this chapter, or applicable rules, the director shall hold the health carrier responsible for monitoring the activities of the utilization review organization or entity with which the health carrier contracts and for ensuring that the requirements of this chapter, and applicable rules, are met.

Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 40.

Commission Note: SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.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