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DESERT HEALTHCARE DIST. v. PACIFICARE, FHP, INC., E026961

The statutory nonwaiver clause under Health and Safety Code section Section 1371 of the Knox-Keene Act does not preclude a health insurer from delegating its duty to pay physicians for health care services for the insurer's enrollees to medical group and independent practice association intermediaries.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/20/2001
  • Published 12/20/2001

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Ralph Helton & Associates, Ralph G. Helton, Long Beach, and Carrie S. McLain for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Konowiecki & Rank, Thomas C. Knego, Los Angeles;  Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Timothy T. Coates and Alan Diamond, Beverly Hills, for Defendant and Respondent.
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