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Beginning January 1, 1999, the provisions in paragraphs (a) to (d) apply.
(a) For purposes of sections 62J.695 to 62J.80, 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
43A.316, and coverage provided by political subdivisions under section 471.617.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), section 62J.72 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 62J.695 to 62J.80.
History: 1998 c 407 art 2 s 9

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