N.J.S.A 17:30D-18 Conflicts of interest; violations; penalties.

17:30D-18 Conflicts of interest; violations; penalties.

13. a. On or after the effective date of Phamplet Law 2004, Chapter 17 (C. 2A:53A-37 et al.) and except as provided in subsection d. of this section, no person who is an officer, director or board member of a professional association for health care providers shall serve concurrently as an officer, director or board member of a State-domiciled medical malpractice liability insurer that is licensed in the State and offering medical malpractice liability insurance policies on that effective date.

b. As used in this section, “health care provider” means an individual or entity, which, acting within the scope of its licensure or certification, provides health care services, and includes, but is not limited to, a physician, dentist, nurse or other health care professional whose professional practice is regulated pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, and a health care facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, C. 136 (C. 26:2H-1 Declaration of public policy. et seq.).

C. A person or professional association who violates the provisions of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of $10,000 for each violation. The penalty shall be sued for and collected by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance in a summary proceeding in accordance with the “Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999,” Phamplet Law 1999, Chapter 274 (C. 2A:58-10 et seq.).

d. In the case of an officer, director or board member of a medical malpractice liability insurer who is an officer, director or board member of a professional association for health care providers on the effective date of Phamplet Law 2004, Chapter 17 (C. 2A:53A-37 et al.), the officer, director or board member shall have 180 days to comply with the requirements of this section.

L.2004,C. 17,S.13.

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