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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section: 26:2S-18: Enforcement; rules, regulations
19. The commissioner shall enforce the provisions of this act.
Within six months of the effective date of this act, in consultation with the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, the commissioner shall adopt rules and regulations, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), necessary to carry out the purposes of this act. The regulations shall establish consumer protection and quality standards governing carriers which offer a managed care plan or use a utilization management system that are consistent with the standards governing health maintenance organizations in the State.
The regulations shall include standards for: a quality management program; provider participation in a network; adequacy of the provider network with respect to the scope and type of health care benefits provided by the carrier, the geographic service area covered by the provider network and access to medical specialists, when appropriate; utilization management as required in this act; a covered person complaint system; a patient appeals system as required in this act; the establishment of consumer rights of covered persons; carrier disclosure as required in this act; and outcomes and data reporting requirements as required in this act.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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