2019 Georgia Code
Title 33 - Insurance
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 33-1-23. Establishment of exchange
(a) As used in this Code section, the term "exchange" shall have the same meaning provided for in paragraph (1) of Code Section 33-23-201.
(b) No department, agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of this state shall:
(1) Establish any program; promulgate any rule, policy, guideline, or plan; or change any program, rule, policy, or guideline to implement, establish, create, administer, or otherwise operate an exchange; or
(2) Apply for, accept, or expend federal moneys related to the creation, implementation, or operation of an exchange.
(c) Nothing in this Code section shall apply to the Commissioner of Insurance in the implementation or enforcement of the provisions of Article 3 of Chapter 23 of this title.
(d) Neither the state nor any department, agency, bureau, authority, office, or other unit of the state, including the University System of Georgia and its member institutions, nor any political subdivision of the state shall establish, create, implement, or operate a navigator program or its equivalent as defined in Code Section 33-23-201; provided, however, that any grant regarding a navigator program in effect on April 15, 2014, shall be permitted to continue for the term of such grant but shall then terminate upon the expiration of the term of such grant and shall not be renewed, notwithstanding any provision contained within such grant allowing for automatic renewal under certain circumstances.
(e) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to preclude the state from participating in any MEDICAID program.
Code 1981, § 33-1-23, enacted by Ga. L. 2014, p. 243, § 1-3/HB 943.