§ 27-18.8-1. Purpose. [Effective January 1, 2018.].
The legislature declares that:
(1) It is in the best interest of the public that those individuals and health care entities involved with the delivery of health plan coverage in our state meet the standards of this chapter to ensure accessibility and quality for the state's patients; and
(2) Nothing in this legislation is intended to prohibit a health care entity from forming limited networks of providers; and
(3) It is a vital state function to establish these standards for the conduct of health care entities in Rhode Island and for public health well-being; and
(4) Nothing in this chapter is intended to prohibit or discourage the health insurance commissioner from consulting or collaborating with the department of health, or any other state or federal agency, to the extent the commissioner in his or her discretion determines such consultation and/or collaboration is necessary and/or appropriate for the administration and enforcement of this chapter.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 302, art. 5, § 4.)