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IC 27-17-2
     Chapter 2. Registration of Discount Medical Card Program Organizations

IC 27-17-2-1
Requirements to transact business
    
Sec. 1. A discount medical card program organization may not transact business in Indiana unless the discount medical card program organization is:
        (1) authorized to transact business in Indiana; and
        (2) registered under this chapter.
As added by P.L.73-2006, SEC.3.

IC 27-17-2-2
Application; requirements
    
Sec. 2. (a) An application for registration to operate as a discount medical card program organization must be filed with the department on a form prescribed by the department.
    (b) An application filed under subsection (a) must be:
        (1) sworn to by an officer or authorized representative of the applicant; and
        (2) accompanied by the following:
            (A) A copy of the applicant's organizational documents, such as articles of incorporation, including all amendments.
            (B) A copy of the applicant's bylaws or other enabling documents that establish the organizational structure and governance of the applicant.
            (C) A list of the names, addresses, official positions, and biographical information of each individual responsible for conducting the applicant's affairs, including each:
                (i) member of the board of directors, board of trustees, executive committee, or other governing board or committee; and
                (ii) officer.
            (D) A statement generally describing the applicant, the applicant's facilities and personnel, and the medical services for which discounts will be available.
            (E) A complete list of all program providers in Indiana available to Indiana cardholders.
            (F) A copy of the form of any contract or arrangement between the applicant and a person listed in clause (C).
            (G) A copy of the form of any contract between the applicant and a person for the performance on the applicant's behalf of any function, including marketing, administration, enrollment, investment management, and contracting for the provision of medical services to cardholders.
            (H) A description of the proposed method of marketing.
            (I) A toll free telephone number that program providers and cardholders can use at least forty (40) hours per week during normal business hours to contact the applicant.


            (J) A copy of the applicant's cancellation and refund policy.
            (K) A description of program provider and cardholder complaint procedures.
            (L) The name and address of the applicant's agent for service of process, notice or demand, or an executed power of attorney appointing the commissioner as the attorney of the applicant in Indiana for service of process for a cause of action arising in Indiana.
            (M) Other information the commissioner reasonably requires to make the determinations required under this chapter.
As added by P.L.73-2006, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.1-2007, SEC.187.

IC 27-17-2-3
Registration; fees; duration; renewal
    
Sec. 3. (a) The fee for issuance of a registration under this chapter is five hundred dollars ($500).
    (b) A registration issued or renewed under this chapter expires one (1) year from the date of issuance or renewal.
    (c) The fee for renewal of a registration under this chapter is two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
    (d) The department shall renew a registration issued under this chapter if:
        (1) the fee specified under subsection (c) is paid; and
        (2) the commissioner is satisfied that the discount medical card program organization is in compliance with this article.
    (e) Fees collected under this section must be deposited in the department of insurance fund established by IC 27-1-3-28.
As added by P.L.73-2006, SEC.3.

IC 27-17-2-4
Exception for certain providers providing discounted prices
    
Sec. 4. This article does not require a provider that provides discounted prices for medical services to the provider's patients to be registered under this chapter.
As added by P.L.73-2006, SEC.3.

IC 27-17-2-5
Exception for certain providers and business entities
    
Sec. 5. A provider or a business entity owned by at least one (1) provider that contracts with employers or health plans to provide medical services is not required to register under this chapter.
As added by P.L.73-2006, SEC.3.