§ 56-27-101 Short title
§ 56-27-102 Chapter definitions
§ 56-27-103 Formation of medical service plan corporation
§ 56-27-104 Articles of incorporation and amendments — Approval by commissioner
§ 56-27-105 Board of directors — Number — Qualifications — Nomination — Election — Compensation
§ 56-27-106 Right to establish or operate plan
§ 56-27-107 Scope and extent of medical service
§ 56-27-108 Right to become participating physician — Method of diagnosis and treatment unrestricted — Private physician-patient relationship
§ 56-27-109 Agreements with physicians
§ 56-27-110 License required
§ 56-27-111 Application for license — Form — Accompanying documents — Filing fee
§ 56-27-112 Prerequisites for issuance of license
§ 56-27-113 Investment of funds
§ 56-27-114 Administrative expenses
§ 56-27-115 Purchase of liability insurance authorized
§ 56-27-116 Records to be maintained
§ 56-27-117 Annual statement — Form — Filing fee
§ 56-27-118 Examination — Rehabilitation or liquidation
§ 56-27-119 Fees and taxes
§ 56-27-120 Renewals of licenses — Agents’ certificates of authority
§ 56-27-121 Orders and regulations — Rates
§ 56-27-122 Suspension or cancellation of licenses — Withdrawal of approval of documents — Amendment of certificate of authority — Revocation and amendment of certificate, order, authority or consent
§ 56-27-123 Revocation of license for violation of this chapter
§ 56-27-124 Review of order of commissioner — Writ of certiorari
§ 56-27-125 Subscription contract — Duration — Renewal — Termination — Forfeiture of membership — Deferment of inception coverage
§ 56-27-126 Subscription contract and certificate — Requirements — Terms and conditions
§ 56-27-127 Printed portions of subscription certificate
§ 56-27-128 Subscriptions to provide medical care for needy — Governmental or private contributions authorized
§ 56-27-129 Settlement of dispute or controversy by commissioner — Review of decision
§ 56-27-130 Mailing list of physicians and surgeons to subscribers
§ 56-27-131 Construction of chapter
§ 56-27-132 Laws relating to practice of medicine and surgery or other insurance not affected
§ 56-27-133 Sterilization insurance provision

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 56 > Chapter 27

  • amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: means a person designated in the subscription certificate referred to in subdivision (9), as entitled to the medical services referred to in subdivision (9). See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See
  • dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • insurance company: includes all corporations, associations, partnerships, or individuals engaged as principals in the business of insurance. See
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Medical service plan: means a plan or arrangement under which medical services are or may be rendered to a subscriber, a covered dependent or other beneficiary by a licensed physician and surgeon at the expense of a medical service plan corporation or other person, in consideration of periodical prepayments made by the subscriber or another in the subscriber's behalf prior to the occurrence of the condition calling for the rendition of medical or surgical services. See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Medical service plan corporation: means a corporation organized without capital stock and not for profit, and incorporated in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Medical services: means the general and usual services and care rendered and administered by doctors of medicine. See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Participating physician: means a doctor of medicine licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state under title Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Person: means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society. See
  • Person: includes a natural person, a copartnership, an association, a common-law trust or a corporation. See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subscriber: means a person obligated under a reciprocal insurance agreement. See
  • Subscriber: means a person to whom a subscription certificate is issued by a medical service plan corporation that sets forth the beneficiaries and the kinds and extent of the medical services for which the corporation is liable to make payment. See Tennessee Code 56-27-102
  • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105