No health maintenance organization plan, medical group/staff model, independent practice
association or any other entity shall prohibit or restrict any provider from disclosing
to any subscriber, enrollee or member any information that such provider deems appropriate
regarding the nature of treatment, risks or alternatives thereto, the availability
of other therapy, consultation or test, the decision of any plan to authorize or deny
services, or the process that the plan or any person contracting with the plan uses
or proposes to use, to authorize or deny health care services or benefits. Any such prohibition or restriction contained in a contract with a provider entered
into after August 28, 1997, shall be void and unenforceable.
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