2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 34 - HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS
SECTION 26-34-125 - Administrative procedures.
26-34-125. Administrative procedures.
(a) If the commissioner has cause to believe that grounds for the denial of an application for a certificate of authority exist, or that grounds for the suspension or revocation of a certificate of authority or for the imposition of an administrative penalty exist, he shall notify the health maintenance organization and the administrator by written order specifically stating the grounds for denial, suspension, revocation or administrative penalty. The health maintenance organization or applicant may in writing request a hearing within thirty (30) days from the date of mailing of the order. If no written request is made, the order shall be final upon the expiration of the thirty (30) days.
(b) If the health maintenance organization or applicant requests a hearing pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall issue a written notice of hearing and send it to the health maintenance organization or applicant by certified or registered mail and to the administrator stating:
(i) A specific time for the hearing, which may not be less than twenty (20) nor more than thirty (30) days after mailing of the notice of hearing; and
(ii) A specific place for the hearing, which may be either in Cheyenne or in the county where the health maintenance organization's or applicant's principal place of business is located.
(c) If a hearing is requested, the administrator, or his designated representative, shall be in attendance at the hearing and shall participate in the proceedings. The administrator's recommendations and findings with respect to matters relating to the quality of health care services provided in connection with any decision regarding denial, suspension or revocation of a certificate of authority, are conclusive and binding upon the commissioner. After the hearing, or upon the failure of the health maintenance organization to appear at the hearing, the commissioner shall take action as is deemed advisable on written findings which shall be mailed to the health maintenance organization with a copy thereof to the administrator. The commissioner's action and the administrator's recommendations and findings are subject to review by the district court. The court, in disposing of the issue before it, may modify, affirm or reverse the commissioner's order in whole or in part.
(d) The Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act applies to proceedings under this section to the extent it is not in conflict with this section.