§ 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.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 398, § 1.)