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A BILL for an Act to create and enact anew section to chapter 26.1-47 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to preferred provider arrangements with dental service providers; and to provide for application.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NORTH DAKOTA:
SECTION1.Anew section to chapter 26.1-47 of the North Dakota Century Code is created and enacted as follows:
Fees for dental services -Prohibition.
- As used in this section, "covered services" means dental care services for which a reimbursement is available under an enrollee's plan or for which a reimbursement would be available but for the application of a deductible, copayment, coinsurance, waiting period, annual or lifetime maximum, or frequency limitation.
- Except for fees for covered services, a preferred provider arrangement for a dental plan may not directly or indirectly set or otherwise regulate the fees charged by the preferred provider for dental care services.
SECTION2.APPLICATION. Section 1 of this Act applies to all preferred provider arrangements issued on or after the effective date of this Act.