2020 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 3 - Insurance
Chapter 99 - Healthcare Providers
Subchapter 12 - Healthcare Contracting Simplification Act
§ 23-99-1206. Freedom of contract

Universal Citation: AR Code § 23-99-1206 (2020)
  1. (a) A contracting entity shall not, directly or indirectly, offer or enter into a healthcare contract that:

    1. (1) Prohibits a participating healthcare provider from entering into a healthcare contract with another contracting entity; or

    2. (2) Prohibits a contracting entity from entering into a healthcare contract with another healthcare provider.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) A violation of this section is:

      1. (A) An unfair trade practice under § 23-66-206; and

      2. (B) Subject to the Trade Practices Act, § 23-66-201 et seq.

    2. (2) If a healthcare contract contains a provision that violates this section, the healthcare contract is void.

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