Section 41-9-905Benefits payable to service provider or insured resident; restrictions on board's authority to regulate or otherwise impact medical practices and procedures.
Any benefits payable under the plan adopted may be paid either directly to the attending physician, hospital, medical group, or others furnishing the service upon which the claim is based or to the insured resident upon presentation of valid bills for the services, subject to any regulations designed to facilitate payment as may be promulgated by the board. The board shall not adopt any regulation which directs, restricts, limits, or controls the practice of a physician licensed to practice medicine and shall not establish or prescribe any protocol, guideline, or standard for the delivery of medical care to patients.
(Acts 1993, No. 93-602, p. 980, §6.)