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Subchapter 001 : GENERALLY(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4062c)
§ 4062c. Compliance with federal law
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, health insurers, hospital and medical service corporations, and health maintenance organizations that issue, sell, renew, or offer health insurance coverage in Vermont shall comply with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended from time to time (42 U.S.C., Chapter 6A, Subchapter XXV), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152. The Commissioner shall enforce such requirements pursuant to the Commissioner’s authority under this title.
(b)(1) Health insurers, hospital and medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations, and health care providers, as that term is defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9432, shall comply with the requirements of the No Surprises Act, Pub. L. No. 116-260, Division BB, Title I, as amended from time to time.
(2) The Commissioner shall enforce the requirements of the No Surprises Act as they apply to health insurers, hospital and medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations, and health care providers, to the extent permitted under federal law, pursuant to the Commissioner’s authority under this title. The Commissioner may also refer cases of noncompliance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the terms of a collaborative enforcement agreement, or to the Office of the Vermont Attorney General. (Added 1997, No. 24, § 1; amended 2009, No. 42, § 32; 2009, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. May 27, 2010; 2021, No. 137 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.)