Section: Statutes containing references to "term of court"
25. Statutory construction and relationship to other laws.
a. Except as otherwise provided in this act, provisions of the insurance law and provisions of hospital, medical or health service corporation laws shall not be applicable to any health maintenance organization granted a certificate of authority under this act. This provision shall not apply to an insurer or hospital, medical or health service corporation licensed and regulated pursuant to the insurance laws or the hospital, medical or health service corporation laws of this State except with respect to its health maintenance organization activities authorized and regulated pursuant to this act. Charges paid by or on behalf of enrollees of a health maintenance organization with respect to health care services shall not be subject to taxation by the State or any of its political subdivisions, except as otherwise provided in section 3 of P.L.2004, c.49 (C.26:2J-47).
b. Solicitation of enrollees by a health maintenance organization granted a certificate of authority, or its representatives, shall not be construed to violate any provision of law relating to solicitation or advertising by health professionals.
c. Any health maintenance organization authorized under this act shall not be deemed to be practicing medicine and shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 9 of Title 45, Medicine and Surgery, of the Revised Statutes relating to the practice of medicine.
d. Except as provided in P.L.2001, c.187 (C.2A:53A-30 et al.), no person participating in the arrangements of a health maintenance organization other than the actual provider of health care services or supplies directly to enrollees and their families shall be liable for negligence, misfeasance, nonfeasance or malpractice in connection with the furnishings of such services and supplies. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to eliminate any cause of action against a health maintenance organization otherwise provided by law.
e. A health maintenance organization shall be subject to the provisions of P.L.1970, c.22 (C.17:27A-1 et seq.), including those relating to merger or acquisition of control.
L.1973,c.337,s.25; amended 2001, c.2, s.1; 2001, c.187, s.8; 2004, c.49, s.4; 2005, c.129, s.1.
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