Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 14.5
The Rhode Island Health Care Reform Act of 2004 — Health Insurance Oversight

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-14.5-2

§ 42-14.5-2. Purpose.

With respect to health insurance as defined in § 42-14-5, the health insurance commissioner shall discharge the powers and duties of office to:

(1) Guard the solvency of health insurers;

(2) Protect the interests of consumers;

(3) Encourage fair treatment of health care providers;

(4) Encourage policies and developments that improve the quality and efficiency of health care service delivery and outcomes; and

(5) View the health care system as a comprehensive entity and encourage and direct insurers towards policies that advance the welfare of the public through overall efficiency, improved health care quality, and appropriate access.

History of Section.
P.L. 2004, ch. 446, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 557, § 2.