2019 Texas Statutes
Insurance Code
Title 14 - Utilization Review and Independent Review
Chapter 4201 - Utilization Review Agents
Subchapter F. Utilization Review: Personnel
Section 4201.252. Personnel

Universal Citation: TX Ins Code § 4201.252 (2019)

Sec. 4201.252. PERSONNEL. (a) Personnel employed by or under contract with a utilization review agent to perform utilization review must be appropriately trained and qualified and meet the requirements of this chapter and other applicable law, including applicable licensing requirements.

(b) Personnel, other than a physician licensed to practice medicine, who obtain oral or written information directly from a patient's physician or other health care provider regarding the patient's specific medical condition, diagnosis, or treatment options or protocols must be a nurse, physician assistant, or other health care provider qualified to provide the requested service.

(c) This section may not be interpreted to require personnel who perform clerical or administrative tasks to have the qualifications prescribed by this section.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 727 (H.B. 2017), Sec. 4, eff. April 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1218 (S.B. 1742), Sec. 3.04, eff. September 1, 2019.

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