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(a) By July 1, 1997, the commissioner shall make available application forms for licensure as
an accountable provider network. The accountable provider network may begin doing business
after application has been approved.
(b) Upon receipt of an application for a certificate of authority, the commissioner shall grant
or deny licensure and waivers requested within 90 days of receipt of a complete application if all
requirements are substantially met. For a period of six years after July 1, 1997, the commissioner
may approve up to five applications, none of which may be from health plan companies. If
no written response has been received within 90 days, the application is approved. When the
commissioner denies an application or waiver request, the commissioner shall notify the applicant
in writing specifically stating the grounds for the denial and specific suggestions for how to
remedy the denial. The commissioner will entertain reconsiderations. Within 90 days after the
denial, the applicant may file a written request for an administrative hearing and review of the
commissioner's determination. The hearing is subject to judicial review as provided by chapter 14.
(c) All monitoring, enforcement, and rulemaking powers available under chapter 62N are
granted to the commissioner to assure continued compliance with provisions of this chapter. The
commissioner shall honor the intent of this section to foster community-focused, affordable health
coverage for small employers and their employees.
(d) The commissioner may contract with other entities as necessary to carry out the
responsibilities in this chapter.
History: 1997 c 225 art 5 s 11; 2000 c 295 s 7

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