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Medical and Hospital Care; Extension of Benefits to Employees of Local Agencies; Termination of coverage   

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(a) The board, in considering a contract with any entity that seeks to enter into a contract under this article for the provision of health care benefits or services, may consider all of the following:

(1) Whether the applicant is of reputable and responsible character. The board may consider any available information that the applicant has demonstrated a pattern and practice of violations of state or federal laws and regulations.

(2) Whether the applicant has the ability to provide, or arrange to provide for, health care benefits or services. The board may consider any of the following:

(A) Any prior history of providing, or arranging to provide for, health care services or benefits in this state, the applicant's history of substantial compliance with the requirements imposed under that license, and applicable federal laws, regulations, and requirements.

(B) Any prior history in this state or any other state, of providing, or arranging to provide for, health care services or benefits authorized to receive Medicare Program reimbursement or Medicaid Program reimbursement, the applicant's history of substantial compliance with that state's requirements, and applicable federal laws, regulations, and requirements.

(C) Any prior history of providing, or arranging to provide for, health services as a licensed health professional or an individual or entity contracting with a health care service plan or insurer, and the applicant's history of substantial compliance with state requirements, and applicable federal law, regulations, and requirements.

(b) The board may also require the entity described in subdivision (a) to furnish other information or documents for the purposes of this section.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 758, Sec. 1.)