§ 23-17.12-8 Waiver of requirements.
(a) Except for utilization review agencies performing utilization review activities to determine the necessity and/or appropriateness of substance abuse and mental health care, treatment or services, the department shall waive all the requirements of this chapter, with the exception of those contained in §§ 23-17.12-9, (a)(1)-(3), (5), (6), (8), (b)(1)-(6), and (c)(2)-(6), 23-17.12-12, and 23-17.12-14, for a review agent that has received, maintains and provides evidence to the department of accreditation from the utilization review accreditation commission (URAC) or other organization approved by the director. The waiver shall be applicable only to those services that are included under the accreditation by the utilization review accreditation commission or other approved organization.
(b) The department shall waive the requirements of this chapter only when a direct conflict exists with those activities of a review agent that are conducted pursuant to contracts with the state or the federal government or those activities under other state or federal jurisdictions.
(c) The limitation in subsection 23-17.12-8(b) notwithstanding, the department may waive or exempt all or part of the requirements of this chapter by mutual written agreement with a state department or agency when such waiver or exemption is determined to be necessary and appropriate to the administration of a health care related program. The department shall promulgate such regulations as deemed appropriate to implement this provision.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 398, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 70, art. 36, § 2; P.L. 1996, ch. 139, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 222, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 512, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 184, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 238, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 221, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 355, § 1.)