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The DC Code: § 44-303.01 When a health care provider leaves a plan.

Index44 Charitable and Curative Institutions. (Refs & Annos)

If a contract between an insurer and a health care provider is terminated by either party for any reason other than termination for failure to meet applicable quality standards of care or fraud, and a member is undergoing a course of treatment from the physician at the time of the termination, the insurer shall notify the member on a timely basis of the termination. When medically necessary, persons with serious illness undergoing a course of treatment or who are in the second trimester of a pregnancy shall be permitted to continue to receive medically necessary covered services, with respect to the cause of treatment, by the physician or nurse midwife during a transitional period of at least 90 days from the date of the notice under the same terms and conditions as specified under the provider contract.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 32-573.1. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-274, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 44-301.01. DC CODE § 44-303.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-274, § 301, 46 DCR 1294.)