State Law

South Dakota Codified Laws-Title 58-Chapter. 17H. Utilization Review and Benefit Determinations

08/24/2023 South Dakota Section 58-17H-17

Utilization review program to use documented clinical review criteria–Criteria to be available to authorized agencies upon request

U.R. Criteria

A utilization review program shall use documented clinical review criteria that are based on sound clinical evidence and are evaluated periodically to assure ongoing efficacy. A health carrier may develop its own clinical review criteria, or it may purchase or license clinical review criteria from qualified vendors. A health carrier shall make available its clinical review criteria upon request to authorized government agencies including the Division of Insurance and the Department of Health. (SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: “The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.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.”)