For a health care network cooperative, the policyholder is the member provided that if the policyholder is an individual enrollee, the individual enrollee is the member, and if the policyholder is an employer or other group type, entity, or association, the group policyholder is the member.
For a health provider cooperative, the licensed health care provider, professional corporation, partnership, hospital, or other licensed provider is the member, as provided in the articles or bylaws.
The state, or any agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the state, may be a member of a health care cooperative. Any governmental hospital authorized, organized or operated under chapter 158, 250, 376, or 397 or under section 412.221, 447.05 to 447.13, or 471.50, or under any special law authorizing or establishing a hospital or hospital district, may be a member of a health care provider cooperative.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes