MANAGED CARE REFORM
41-3916. Advisory panels. Every managed care organization shall establish a mechanism to provide members an opportunity to participate in matters of policy and operation through the establishment of advisory panels, by the use of advisory referenda on major policy decisions, or through the use of other reasonable mechanisms. As a minimum, such an advisory panel shall be required to review and comment upon any proposed changes to: (a) the managed care plan’s grievance procedures, and (b) nongroup member benefit packages and prepayments, prior to implementation of such policy. The substance of such comments shall be distributed to the affected members at the time notification of such policy changes are made.
[41-3916, added 1974, ch. 177, sec. 16, p. 1444; am. 1978, ch. 361, sec. 1, p. 948; am. 1997, ch. 204, sec. 18, p. 593.]