2007 Regular SessionHB 2221 A
|At the request of:||(at the request of Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski for Department of Consumer and Business Services)|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to discount medical plans; and declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Establishes licensing requirement for persons marketing, offering for sale or selling, promoting, distributing or administering discount medical plans.
Prohibits operation of discount medical plan organization without license and without contract or agreement with <i>service</i>] provider or <i>service</i>] provider network. Specifies information and services discount medical plan organization must provide with discount medical plan. Prohibits use of misleading, deceptive or false statements in connection with marketing, advertising, sales, promotional and plan documents for discount medical plans and in communications with consumers. Provides Director of Department of Consumer and Business Services with power to investigate violations and suspend or revoke licenses. Permits any person to seek injunction and statutory damages and three times actual damages against unlicensed person operating as discount medical plan organization. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||No Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|