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62Q.43 GEOGRAPHIC ACCESS.

Subdivision 1.Closed-panel health plan.

For purposes of this section, "closed-panel health plan" means a health plan as defined in section 62Q.01 that requires an enrollee to receive all or a majority of primary care services from a specific clinic or physician designated by the enrollee that is within the health plan company's clinic or physician network.

Subd. 2.Access requirement.

Every closed-panel health plan must allow enrollees under the age of 26 years to change their designated clinic or physician at least once per month, as long as the clinic or physician is part of the health plan company's statewide clinic or physician network. A health plan company shall not charge enrollees who choose this option higher premiums or cost sharing than would otherwise apply to enrollees who do not choose this option. A health plan company may require enrollees to provide 15 days' written notice of intent to change their designated clinic or physician.