2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
§ 83-43-11 - Scope of service

MS Code § 83-43-11 (2013) What's This?

(1) A nonprofit dental service corporation may, by its articles of incorporation, its bylaws, or resolutions of its board of directors, limit the dental services that it will provide for its subscribers and may divide such dental services as it elects to provide into classes or kinds; and it may enter into contracts with its subscribers or groups of subscribers to secure dental services of any kind or class so named and delimited.

(2) A nonprofit dental service corporation shall not provide dental services for its subscribers otherwise than through licensed dentists.

(3) A nonprofit dental service corporation shall provide dental services only to persons domiciled within the state; but if a subscriber regularly domiciled within the state and entitled to dental services, or any of his dependents so entitled, necessarily employs dental services within the meaning of this chapter while absent from the state, a dental service corporation to which he is a subscriber may, in its discretion and if satisfied as to the necessity for such services and satisfied that it was such as the subscriber would have been entitled to under similar circumstances in this state, pay to the dentist or dentists who rendered the services such fees and charges as would have been payable if the services had been rendered in this state. A nonprofit dental service corporation organized under the laws of this state and operating near its boundaries may, with the consent of the proper officers of and as authorized by the law of the adjacent state, provide dental services therein, but all operations of any such corporation, whether within or without this state, shall remain at all times subject to the provisions of this chapter.

(4) All dental services provided by or on behalf of a nonprofit dental service corporation shall be in accordance with the best dental practice in the community at the time, but the corporation providing such services shall not be liable for injuries resulting from negligence, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, or malpractice on the part of any officer or employee or on the part of any dentist in the course of rendering dental services to subscribers; and the corporation may so provide in its contracts with subscribers.

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