62J.701 GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS.
Beginning January 1, 1999, the provisions in paragraphs (a) to (d) apply.
(a) For purposes of sections
, the requirements and other provisions that
apply to health plan companies also apply to governmental programs.
(b) For purposes of this section, "governmental programs" means the medical assistance
program, the MinnesotaCare program, the general assistance medical care program, the state
employee group insurance program, the public employees insurance program under section
, and coverage provided by political subdivisions under section
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), section
does not apply to the fee-for-service
programs under medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and general assistance medical care.
(d) If a state commissioner or local unit of government contracts with a health plan company
or a third-party administrator, the contract may assign any obligations under paragraph (a) to the
health plan company or third-party administrator. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to
remove or diminish any enforcement responsibilities of the commissioners of health or commerce
provided in sections
History: 1998 c 407 art 2 s 9