2006 New Hampshire Statutes - Section 400-A:39-a Review and Evaluation of Proposed Insurance Mandated Benefit Proposals Under RSA 281-A, RSA 415, RSA 420-A, and RSA 420-B.


    I. The commissioner is authorized to contract for an external review and evaluation of any mandated benefit.
    II. Whenever a legislative measure containing a mandated benefit is proposed, the standing committee of either the house or the senate having jurisdiction over the proposal may refer the proposal to the insurance department for review and evaluation.
    III. Upon a referral of a mandated benefit proposal from the standing committee of the house or the senate having jurisdiction over the proposal, or at the discretion of the commissioner, the insurance department shall conduct a review and evaluation of the mandated benefit proposal and shall report any results to the standing committee that has oversight of the mandated benefit. In the instance of a mandated benefit proposal affecting RSA 281-A, the review and evaluation by the insurance department shall be conducted in conjunction with input from the labor department.
    IV. The report shall include, at a minimum and to the extent that information is available, the following:
       (a) The social impact of mandating the benefit.
       (b) The financial impact of mandating the benefit.
       (c) The medical efficacy of mandating the benefit.
       (d) The effects of balancing the social, economic, and medical efficacy considerations.
    V. For the purposes of this section, a mandated benefit proposal is one that mandates insurance coverage for certain conditions, specific health services, specific diseases, or certain providers of health care services.

Source. 2004, 161:1, eff. July 23, 2004.


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