Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1363Ratification Number: 344Act Number: 309Primary Sponsor: Committee (02)Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Health insurance poolCompanion Bill Number: 1145 4140Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 26, 1992Computer Document Number: NO5/8144.BDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Apr 08, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 04, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Apr 08, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 309Scope of Legislation: StatewideSponsor Committee: Banking and InsuranceSponsor Committee Number: 02Type of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1363 ------ Apr 08, 1992 Act No. 309 1363 ------ Apr 08, 1992 Signed by Governor 1363 ------ Apr 02, 1992 Ratified R 344 1363 House Mar 26, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1363 House Mar 25, 1992 Read second time 1363 House Mar 18, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 26 1363 House Mar 09, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to Committee 1363 Senate Mar 06, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1363 Senate Mar 05, 1992 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, March 6, 1992 1363 Senate Mar 04, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A309, R344, S1363)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 38-74-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE POOL, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL POWERS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE POOL TO CONTAIN INSURANCE COSTS, REQUIRE THE CHIEF INSURANCE COMMISSIONER'S APPROVAL BEFORE THE POOL MAY ISSUE INSURANCE POLICIES, AND DELETE DETAILED PROVISIONS REGARDING PAYMENT OF BENEFITS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board of directors of the health insurance pool; additional powers
SECTION 1. Section 38-74-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 75 of 1991, is further amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
"( ) In addition to its general powers, the board may take measures to contain insurance costs subject to the commissioner's approval, including, but not limited to:
(1) provide for and employ cost containment measures and requirements, including, but not limited to, preadmission screening, second surgical opinion, concurrent utilization review, and individual case management for the purpose of making the benefit plan more cost effective;
(2) design, utilize, contract, or otherwise arrange for delivery of cost effective health care services, including establishing or contracting with preferred provider organizations, health maintenance organizations, or other limited network provider arrangements."
Chief Insurance Commissioner's approval of policies; detailed provisions for payment of benefits deleted
SECTION 2. Section 38-74-20(F)(6) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 568 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"(6) subject to the commissioner's approval, issue policies of insurance in accordance with the requirements of this chapter;".
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 8th day of April, 1992.