17:30D-20 Provisions concerning settlements of medical malpractice liability insurance policy.
15. a. A medical malpractice liability insurance policy, which is made, issued or delivered pursuant to Subtitle 3 of Title 17 of the Revised Statutes in this State on or after the effective date of P.L.2004, c.17 (C.2A:53A-37 et al.), may contain a provision that provides a person insured under the policy with the exclusive right to require the insurer to obtain the consent of the insured to settle any claim filed against the insured; except that, if the policy contains that provision, the insurer shall offer an endorsement, to be included in the policy at the option of the insured, providing the insurer with the right to settle a claim filed under the policy without first having obtained the insured's consent. The insurer shall establish a premium for the endorsement, which premium shall reflect any savings or reduced costs attributable to the endorsement.
b.The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section.
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