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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 408. Certificate of Quality Assurance of Managed Care Health Insurance Plan Licensees

12VAC5-408-20. Responsibility of the department.

A. The Code of Virginia allows the Board of Health to adopt regulations for the certification of quality assurance for managed care health insurance plans licensees. The Department of Health is charged with the responsibility for examining the quality of health care services provided by, arranged for, paid for, or reimbursed by managed care health insurance plan licensees according to regulations adopted by the board and any additional requirements that may be specified by the Code of Virginia. The Center for Quality Health Care Services and Consumer Protection acts as agent for the department for certifying managed care health insurance plans, which includes investigating complaints made against an MCHIP licensee.

B. In developing or revising these regulations, the department adheres to the requirements of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) and the public participation process. The department solicits input from MCHIPs, associations of MCHIPs, providers, experts in related fields, advocacy organizations, consumers and the general public in the development or revision of this chapter through informal and formal comment periods and public hearings.

C. The department shall coordinate its activities with the Bureau of Insurance to ensure an appropriate level of regulatory oversight and to avoid undue duplication of effort or regulation.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-137.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 7, eff. January 20, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 8, eff. January 30, 2002.

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