2020 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 3 - Insurance
Chapter 99 - Healthcare Providers
Subchapter 11 - Prior Authorization Transparency Act
§ 23-99-1102. Legislative findings and intent
(a) The General Assembly finds that:
(1) A physician-patient relationship is paramount and should not be subject to third-party intrusion; and
(2) Prior authorizations can place attempted cost savings ahead of optimal patient care.
(b) The General Assembly intends for this subchapter to:
(1) Ensure that prior authorizations do not hinder patient care or intrude on the practice of medicine; and
(2) Guarantee that prior authorizations include the use of written clinical criteria and reviews by appropriate physicians to secure a fair authorization review process for patients.