Prohibiting fee to include provider of health care on panel of providers; penalty; award of costs and attorney’s fees
1. If an organization establishes a panel of providers of health care and makes the panel available for use by an insurer when offering health care services pursuant to chapter 689A, 689B, 689C, 695A, 695B or 695C of NRS, the organization shall not charge the insurer or a provider of health care:
(a) A fee to include the name of the provider on the panel of providers of health care; or
(b) Any other fee related to establishing a provider of health care as a provider for the organization.
2. If an organization violates the provisions of subsection 1, the organization shall pay to the insurer or provider of health care, as appropriate, an amount that is equal to twice the fee charged to the insurer or provider of health care.
3. A court shall award costs and reasonable attorney’s fees to the prevailing party in an action brought pursuant to this section.
4. In addition to any relief granted pursuant to this section, if an organization violates the provisions of subsection 1, and if an insurer offering health care services pursuant to chapter 689A, 689B, 689C, 695A, 695B or 695C of NRS has a contract with or otherwise uses the services of the organization, the Division shall require the insurer to suspend its performance under the contract or discontinue using those services until the organization, as determined by the Division:
(a) Complies with the provisions of subsection 1; and
(b) Refunds to all providers of health care any fees obtained by the organization in violation of subsection 1.