3929.65 Proposing plan of operation.

(A)

(1) Within forty-five days after the creation or a reactivation of the medical liability underwriting association, the board of governors of the medical liability underwriting association shall submit to the superintendent of insurance, for the superintendent's review, a proposed plan of operation consistent with sections 3929.62 to 3929.70 of the Revised Code. The superintendent may adopt this plan by rule promulgated in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. If the superintendent does not adopt the plan within thirty days of its submission, the superintendent shall formulate a plan of operation consistent with sections 3929.62 to 3929.70 of the Revised Code. Subsequent to the termination of the thirty-day period, the superintendent shall establish the plan by rule in the minimum time permitted by Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(2) At any time after the adoption of a plan of operation under division (A)(1) of this section, the board of governors may submit proposals for amendments to the plan of operation to the superintendent for the superintendent's approval. The superintendent also may propose amendments to the plan of operation. All amendments to the plan of operation shall be consistent with sections 3929.62 to 3929.70 of the Revised Code and shall be adopted as rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(B) The plan of operation shall provide for economic, fair, and nondiscriminatory administration and for the prompt and efficient provision of medical liability insurance, and shall contain other provisions, including, but not limited to, provisions relating to all of the following:

(1) Establishment of necessary facilities;

(2) Management of the medical liability underwriting association;

(3) Reasonable and objective eligibility and underwriting standards;

(4) Acceptance and cession of reinsurance;

(5) The appointment of servicing carriers or the direct issuance of syndicate policies;

(6) The issuance of a binder providing coverage for which an applicant tenders an amount equal to the annual premium as estimated by the medical liability underwriting association.

(C) The medical liability underwriting association shall separately code all policies written so that appropriate records may be compiled for purposes of calculating the adequate premium levels for each classification of risk. The plan of operation shall set forth the manner in which policies are coded.

Cite as R.C. § 3929.65

History. Effective Date: 04-12-2004