TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.12
Health Care Services – Utilization Review Act

SECTION 23-17.12-1


§ 23-17.12-1 Purpose of chapter.

The purpose of the chapter is to:

(1) Promote the delivery of quality health care in a cost effective manner;

(2) Foster greater coordination between health care providers, patients, payors and utilization review entities;

(3) Protect patients, businesses, and providers by ensuring that review agents are qualified to perform utilization review activities and to make informed decisions on the appropriateness of medical care; and

(4) Ensure that review agents maintain the confidentiality of medical records in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 398, § 1.)