58-17H-49Promulgation of rules.

The director may, after consultation with the secretary, promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The rules shall provide for a timely administration of utilization review by the public and assure that utilization review decisions are made in a fair and clinically acceptable manner. The rules may include the following:

(1)    Definition of terms;

(2)    Timing, form, and content of reports;

(3)    Application of clinical criteria as it relates to utilization review;

(4)    Written determinations; and

(5)    Utilization review procedures.

The director may promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, pertaining to claims for group disability income plans. The rules shall be consistent with applicable federal requirements included in 29 CFR Part 2560 as amended to January 1, 2011.

Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 74.

Commission Note: SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.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