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Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 109-S.F.No. 635 An act relating to commerce; prohibiting certain agreements between insurers and health care providers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [62A.63] [DEFINITIONS.] Subdivision 1. [APPLICATION.] For purposes of section 2, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them. Subd. 2. [HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.] "Health care provider" means a person, hospital, or health care facility, organization, or corporation that is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized by the laws of this state to provide health care. Subd. 3. [INSURER.] "Insurer" means a health insurer regulated under this chapter, service plan corporation as defined under section 62C.02, subdivision 6, and health maintenance organization as defined under section 62D.02, subdivision 4. Sec. 2. [62A.64] [HEALTH INSURANCE; PROHIBITED AGREEMENTS.] An agreement between an insurer and a health care provider may not: (1) prohibit, or grant the insurer an option to prohibit, the provider from contracting with other insurers or payors to provide services at a lower price than the payment specified in the contract; (2) require, or grant the insurer an option to require, the provider to accept a lower payment in the event the provider agrees to provide services to any other insurer or payor at a lower price; or (3) require, or grant the insurer an option of, termination or renegotiation of the existing contract in the event the provider agrees to provide services to any other insurer or payor at a lower price. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment and apply to contracts entered, renewed, or amended on or after the effective date. Presented to the governor May 16, 1991 Signed by the governor May 19, 1991, 5:15 p.m.
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