HOSPITAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS
41-3406. Incorporation — Laws applicable — Approval of articles of incorporation — Amendment. (1) A service corporation shall be formed as a nonprofit, nonstock professional service corporation consistent with the applicable requirements of this chapter under the statutes of Idaho governing the formation of nonprofit, nonstock corporations in general. The articles of incorporation shall specify the category or categories of participant licensee services to be provided by a professional service corporation; provided however, after December 31, 1994, no service corporation, whether a professional service corporation or a combined hospital and professional service corporation, shall be formed that provides in its articles of incorporation for physicians or surgeons as participant licensees, nor shall any existing service corporation of any kind thereafter amend its articles to provide for physicians or surgeons as participant licensees.
(2) Before the articles of incorporation of any such proposed corporation hereafter formed are filed with the secretary of state, they shall be submitted to the director, and the secretary of state shall not file the articles unless the director’s approval is indorsed thereon. The director shall so approve the articles unless he finds, after reference of such articles to the attorney general, that they do not comply with law. If not so approved, the director shall return the proposed articles of incorporation to the incorporators together with his written statement of the particulars of the reasons for nonapproval.
(3) No amendment of the articles of incorporation of any service corporation shall be filed with the secretary of state unless it is first submitted to and approved by the director, and bears the director’s approval indorsed thereon. The director shall so approve the amendment unless he finds, after reference of such amendment to the attorney general, that it was not lawfully adopted or that the articles of incorporation as so amended would be unlawful. If not so approved, the director shall return the proposed amendment to the corporation together with his written statement of the particulars of the reasons for nonapproval.
(4) Such a service corporation heretofore or hereafter formed or converted to a nonprofit mutual insurer pursuant to statute, if within its corporate powers as stated in its articles of incorporation, may also operate as a health maintenance organization and exercise all of the powers and fulfill all applicable requirements under house bill 394, second regular session, forty-second Idaho legislature. If the corporation is to operate concurrently as both a service corporation and a health maintenance organization, its health maintenance organization operations may be conducted through a separate division or department, which division or department shall operate and be treated as a separate entity for the purpose of such laws.
[41-3406, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 764, p. 645; am. 1967, ch. 399, sec. 3, p. 1194; am. 1969, ch. 36, sec. 3, p. 86; am. 1971, ch. 252, sec. 3, p. 1008; am. 1974, ch. 177, sec. 32, p. 1444; am. 1994, ch. 78, sec. 3, p. 178.]