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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-200: Criteria for exercise of joint negotiation rights.

5. The exercise of joint negotiation rights by two or more independent physicians or dentists who are practicing in the service area of a carrier pursuant to this act shall conform to the following criteria:

a. the physicians or dentists may communicate with each other concerning any contractual term or condition to be negotiated with the carrier;

b. the physicians or dentists may communicate with the joint negotiation representative authorized to negotiate on their behalf with the carrier concerning any contractual term or condition;

c. the joint negotiation representative shall be the sole party authorized to negotiate with the carrier on behalf of the physicians or dentists as a group;

d. the physicians or dentists may, at the option of each physician or dentist, agree to be bound by the terms and conditions negotiated by the joint negotiation representative; and

e. when communicating or negotiating with a joint negotiation representative, a carrier may offer different contractual terms or conditions to, or may contract with, individual independent physicians or dentists.

L.2001,c.371,s.5; per s.15, act expires April 8, 2008.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

Older versions of 52:17B-200 (if available):

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