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RCW 48.43.085

Health carrier may not prohibit its enrollees from contracting for services outside the health care plan.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no health carrier subject to the jurisdiction of the state of Washington may prohibit directly or indirectly its enrollees from freely contracting at any time to obtain any health care services outside the health care plan on any terms or conditions the enrollees choose. Nothing in this section shall be construed to bind a carrier for any services delivered outside the health plan. The provisions of this section shall be disclosed pursuant to *RCW 48.43.095(2). The insurance commissioner is prohibited from adopting rules regarding this section.

[1996 c 312 § 3.]

Notes:

     *Reviser's note: RCW 48.43.095 was repealed by 2000 c 5 § 29, effective July 1, 2001.