Contracts to be filed with commissioner.
*** CHANGE IN 2013 *** (SEE 5434-S.SL) ***
(1) Forms of contracts between health care service contractors and participating providers shall be filed with the insurance commissioner prior to use.
(2) Any contract form not affirmatively disapproved within fifteen days of filing shall be deemed approved, except that the commissioner may extend the approval period an additional fifteen days upon giving notice before the expiration of the initial fifteen-day period. The commissioner may approve such a contract form for immediate use at any time. Approval may be subsequently withdrawn for cause.
(3) Subject to the right of the health care service contractor to demand and receive a hearing under chapters 48.04 and 34.05 RCW, the commissioner may disapprove such a contract form if it is in any respect in violation of this chapter or if it fails to conform to minimum provisions or standards required by the commissioner by rule under chapter 34.05 RCW.
[1990 c 120 § 9; 1965 c 87 § 2; 1961 c 197 § 4.]