HB2960 S B&I AMT

Marey Casey 7988


    The Committee on Banking and Insurance moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2960--A Bill to repeal §33-25C-5, §33-25C-6, §33-25C-7, §33-25C-9 and §33-25C-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §33-16H-1, §33-16H-2, §33-16H-3 and §33-16H-4, all relating to requiring health plan issuers to develop processes for utilization review, to develop internal grievance procedures, and to make external review available with respect to all adverse determinations; mandating utilization review and internal grievance procedures; providing for external review of adverse determinations; defining terms; providing for judicial review of certain decisions; providing for venue of judicial review; providing for continued benefits pending judicial review; providing for an award of attorneys fees; providing no new causes of action; preserving existing causes of action; repealing similar provisions applicable to only health maintenance organizations; and directing proposal of legislative rules.