2011 Idaho Code
TITLE 41 INSURANCE
CHAPTER 59 IDAHO HEALTH CARRIER EXTERNAL REVIEW ACT
41-5910 BINDING NATURE OF EXTERNAL REVIEW DECISION.
41-5910. binding nature of external review decision. [effective january 1, 2010 for all covered plans renewed on or after this date] (1) For a health care benefit plan not subject to the employee retirement income security act of 1974 (ERISA), the external review decision is final and binding on the health carrier and on the covered person. No judicial action or proceeding arising out of the external review decision or the issues determined by the external review decision shall be permitted. For a health care benefit plan subject to ERISA, the external review decision is final and binding on the health carrier; however, should the covered person seek judicial review of the external review decision, then the external review record and decision shall be included as a part of the administrative record for the purpose of review by any court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) A covered person may not file a subsequent request for external review involving the same adverse benefit determination or final adverse benefit determination for which the covered person has already received an external review decision pursuant to this chapter.
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