CHAPTER 264

(SB 47)

Health maintenance organizations may rate employer sponsored plans
without prior approval.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  allow health maintenance organizations to rate employer sponsored plans without prior approval.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That § 58-41-46 be amended to read as follows:

     58-41-46.   No schedule of charges for enrollee coverage for comprehensive health maintenance services, or amendment thereto, may be used in conjunction with any health maintenance contract until a copy of such the schedule, or amendment thereto, has been filed with and approved by the director. No schedule of charges for an employer sponsored plan is subject to the provisions of this section.

     Section  2.  That § 58-41-47 be amended to read as follows:

     58-41-47.   The director shall, within a reasonable period, approve any form if the requirements of § 58-41-43 are met and any schedule of charges if the requirements of § 58-41-44 are met. It shall be unlawful to No person may issue such a form or to use such a schedule of charges , except those not subject to §  58-41-46, until approved. If the director does not disapprove any form or schedule of charges within thirty days of the filing of such the forms or schedules, they shall be deemed approved.

     Signed February 22, 2006
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