1. A health maintenance organization shall allow enrollees to seek a second medical
opinion or consultation from the health maintenance organization's choice of other
primary care physicians and specialty physicians at no additional cost to the enrollee
beyond what the enrollee would otherwise pay for an initial medical opinion or consultation.
2. If an enrollee chooses to seek a second medical opinion, and if the health maintenance
organization does not employ or contract with another physician with the expertise
necessary to provide a second medical opinion, then the health maintenance organization
shall arrange for a referral to a physician with the necessary expertise to provide
a second opinion or consultation and ensure that the enrollee obtains the covered
benefit at no greater cost to the enrollee than if the benefit were obtained from
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