Section 1300.43.12 - Medi-Cal Dental Contract (California Code of Regulations)

§ 1300.43.12. Medi-Cal Dental Contract

The contract of the Department of Health Services which is entered as the result of successful bidding in response to said Department's request for proposal and which requires the contractor to provide only dental benefits for the state's Medi-Cal beneficiaries pursuant to Section 14104.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and incorporates the terms and provisions set forth in the request for proposal, is exempt from the provisions of the Act, if the successful bidder ("entity") is not already licensed under the Act, for the period indicated below, subject to each of the following:

(a) The entity engages in no activities as a plan other than those pursuant to the Medi-Cal dental contract described above or pursuant to a separate exemption in the Act or these rules.

(b) The entity properly files an application for licensure under the Act, as required by Sections 1351 and 1356 of the Act, prior to executing the contract referred to above, except that the information contained in the application submitted at the time of filing need not include information not required to be provided to the Department of Health Services pursuant to its request for proposal, so long as the additional information required by Section 1351 of the Act or by the application form provided by the Director is filed as an amendment to the license application within six weeks of the date of execution of the contract referred to above, or any longer period as the Director by order may allow under the Director's waiver authority set forth in Section 1344(a) of the Act.

(c) The entity reasonably pursues the completion of its application and compliance with the provisions of the Act and applicable rules thereunder.

(d) The entity, for the duration of the exemption provided by this section, shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 1351.1, 1381, 1384, and 1385 of the Act, and may be examined by the Director in the manner and subject to the arrangements provided in Section 1382 of the Act.

(e) The exemption provided by this section shall be effective only until the earlier of

(1) final action by the Director on the application, or

(2) the expiration of nine months after execution of the contract referred to above, except that said nine month period may be waived by order of the Director for any additional one month periods under the Director's waiver authority set forth in Section 1344(a) of the Act.

(f) For the purposes of this section, the term "order" means a written waiver applicable to a specific case issued by the Director pursuant to Section 1344(a) of the Act.

(1. New section filed 3-9-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 10). 2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b) and (d)-(f) filed 7-18-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 29).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1343 and 1344, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1343, 1344, 1351, 1351.1, 1353, 1356, 1381, 1382, 1384 and 1385, Health and Safety Code.

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