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62D.20 RULES.

Subdivision 1.Rulemaking.

The commissioner of health may, pursuant to chapter 14, promulgate such reasonable rules as are necessary or proper to carry out the provisions of sections 62D.01 to 62D.30. Included among such rules shall be those which provide minimum requirements for the provision of comprehensive health maintenance services, as defined in section 62D.02, subdivision 7, and reasonable exclusions therefrom. Nothing in such rules shall force or require a health maintenance organization to provide elective, induced abortions, except as medically necessary to prevent the death of the mother, whether performed in a hospital, other abortion facility, or the office of a physician; the rules shall provide every health maintenance organization the option of excluding or including elective, induced abortions, except as medically necessary to prevent the death of the mother, as part of its comprehensive health maintenance services.

Subd. 2.Prior authorization.

The commissioner shall adopt rules that address the issue of appropriate prior authorization requirements, considering enrollee needs, administrative concerns, and the nature of the benefit.