§16-2D-8. Agency to promulgate additional rules.
(a) The state agency may promulgate additional rules:

(1) To carry out the provisions of this article; and

(2) To assure hospitals' compliance with requests for information concerning rates charged for each of the twenty-five most frequently used hospital services in the state including the average semiprivate and private room rates.

(b) All rules shall be promulgated pursuant to chapter twenty-nine-a of this code and as described herein. In addition, before adopting proposed rules the state agency shall give interested persons an opportunity to offer written comments on the rules, or any revisions thereof, which it proposes to adopt.

(c) Subsequent amendments and modifications to any rule promulgated pursuant to this article may be implemented by emergency rule.