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A conflict of interest may arise when a local government unit owns a health plan and also owns and operates an ECP. In these circumstances, if an enrollee files a complaint against the health plan or the ECP, the local government unit shall:


fully disclose in writing to every complainant that the health plan and the ECP are both owned and operated by local government unit;


clearly explain in writing to every complainant that there is the potential for a conflict of interest when local government unit is both the provider and the contractor of the health service; and


offer every complainant the option of filing the complaint with the appropriate state agency rather than with the health plan.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 62Q.19


21 SR 6

Published Electronically:

September 26, 1997

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