§ 27-20.3-3. Contracts.
(a) A nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation may contract with its subscribers for legal services that may be provided under any nonprofit prepaid legal services plan adopted by the corporation.
(b) Every nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation shall, before accepting applications for participation in a nonprofit prepaid legal services plan, establish a reserve fund of not less than ten percent (10%) of the claims and expenses projected by the board of directors of the corporation for its first fiscal year of operation. At the time or times that the corporation shall adjust its rates, it shall include a factor for the protection of its subscribers projected to produce a reserve fund at the end of the rating period applied for of not less than ten percent (10%) of the most recent twelve (12) months of claims and operating expenses available at the time of filing its request for approval of the rates.
(c) The rates charged by the nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation to its subscribers shall be consistent with the proper conduct of its business and the interests of the public, and shall at all times be subject to the approval of the director of business regulation.
(d) Nothing contained in this chapter or in any nonprofit prepaid legal service plan shall affect the ordinary professional relationship between the person rendering legal services under the plan and the subscriber to whom the services are rendered; and no action based upon or arising out of the relationship or relating to legal services rendered pursuant to a nonprofit prepaid legal services plan shall be maintained against the nonprofit prepaid legal service corporation operating the plan.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 179, § 1.)