21.300.11 96th Legislative Session 0

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1073

Introduced by: Representative Miskimins

An Act to authorize dentists to void certain contract terms with insurers.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

58-17-146.1. Certain contract terms voidable by dentist.

Any assignment or other contractual term in an agreement between an insurer and a dentist that purports to share, transfer, or assign contractual discounts to a third party insurer or entity, without relinquishing the insurer's rights, is severable and voidable at the dentist's option.

For purposes of this section, a third party insurer or entity does not include an insurer or entity operating under the same brand licensee program as the contracting insurer.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.