Public Chapter 267
SENATE BILL NO. 329
By McNally, Rochelle
Substituted for: House Bill No. 1441
AN ACTTo amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 56, Chapter 32, relative to actions against managed care organizations.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 56, Chapter 32, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:
Section ___. Health maintenance organizations shall be subject to the same requirements regarding prompt payment of claims, and the additional liability for bad faith failure to pay claims promptly, as are applicable to insurance companies under Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 56-7-105.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1997, the public welfare requiring it.