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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 211. Rules Governing Health Maintenance Organizations
1/29/2020

14VAC5-211-150. Complaint and Appeals Procedure.

A. A health maintenance organization shall establish and maintain a complaint system to provide reasonable procedures for the prompt and effective resolution of written complaints in accordance with Chapter 5 (§ 32.1-137.1 et seq.) of Title 32.1 and Chapter 58 (§ 38.2-5800 et seq.) of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia. In addition, a health maintenance organization shall establish and maintain an internal appeals procedure in accordance with Chapter 5 (§ 32.1-137.1 et seq.) of Title 32.1 and Chapter 35.1 (§ 38.2-3556 et seq.) of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia and applicable regulations. A record of all written complaints shall be maintained for the period specified in § 38.2-511 of the Code of Virginia. A record of all requests for internal appeal shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of § 32.1-137.16 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Pending the resolution of a written complaint filed by a subscriber or enrollee, coverage may not be terminated for the subscriber or enrollee for any reason that is the subject of the written complaint, except where coverage is being terminated or rescinded in accordance with 14VAC5-211-230.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2011.

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