§ 23-17.13-1 Purpose.
The legislature declares that:
(1) It is in the best interest of the public that those individuals and care entities involved with the delivery of plan coverage in our state meet the standards of this chapter to insure accessibility and quality for the state's patients;
(2) Nothing in the legislation is intended to prohibit a health care entity or contractor from forming limited networks of providers; and
(3) It is a vital state function to establish these standards for the conduct of health plans by a health care entity in Rhode Island.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 41, § 1.)