Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 58-17G-5
- Director: the director of the Division of Insurance. See South Dakota Codified Laws 58-17G-1
- Quality improvement: the effort to improve the processes and outcomes related to the provision of care within the health plan. See South Dakota Codified Laws 58-17G-1
- Secretary: the secretary of the Department of Health. See South Dakota Codified Laws 58-17G-1
If the director and secretary find that the requirements of any private accrediting body meet the requirements of network adequacy, quality assurance, or quality improvement as set forth in this chapter, the carrier may, at the discretion of the director and secretary, be deemed to have met the applicable requirements. (SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010) is found to be unconstitutional in its entirety by a final decision of a federal court of competent jurisdiction and all appeals exhausted or time for appeals elapsed.")
Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 25.