HOSPITAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS
41-3401. Scope of chapter. (1) This chapter shall apply to every individual, person, firm, corporation, association, or organization of any kind hereafter engaging or purporting to engage in the provision of all or part of any health care service, as hereinafter defined, for its subscribers in exchange for periodic prepayments in identifiable amount by or as to such subscribers.
(2) This chapter does not apply as to:
(a) Insurers or fraternal benefit societies authorized to transact the kind of insurance involved pursuant to other chapters of this code.
(b) Fraternal and other organizations exempted under section 41-3237, Idaho Code, from the provisions of chapter 32, title 41, Idaho Code.
(c) Health care services provided by an employer to his employees and their dependents, with or without contribution to the costs thereof by such employees, through health care service facilities owned, employed, or controlled by the employers.
(d) Contracts between employers and physicians or hospitals, relative to the care and treatment of employees of such employers, which contracts are subject to the jurisdiction of the industrial commission of Idaho.
(e) Infrequent instances of prepayment by or for the patient direct to the licensee or hospital for specific services thereafter rendered to such patient by such licensee or hospital.
[41-3401, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 759, p. 645; am. 1971, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 1008; am. 2021, ch. 321, sec. 30, p. 970.]