§ 31–3502. Exclusivity of provisions.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, or any state, or chartered by act of the Congress of the United States and issuing subscriber contracts in the District of Columbia shall be governed by this chapter and shall be exempt from all other provisions of District of Columbia law governing insurance, except as specifically referred to herein. No insurance law hereafter enacted by the District of Columbia shall be deemed to apply to such a corporation unless it is specifically referred to therein or unless such law represents an amendment or replacement of an insurance law made applicable to such corporations pursuant to § 31-3503. Any regulations promulgated by the Mayor to implement the provisions of any law made applicable to such a corporation by this chapter shall also apply to such a corporation.
(b)(1) A conversion or management or service contract with a for-profit entity shall not be approved by the Corporation Counsel unless charitable assets, if any, have been adequately protected. In determining whether charitable assets have been adequately protected, the Corporation Counsel shall apply the standard enumerated in § 44-603(c).
(2) The Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking, in consultation with the Corporation Counsel, shall assess the for-profit entity the necessary or appropriate costs related to, and shall expend such amounts for, the review of the conversion or management or service contract with a for-profit entity. Such costs may include the costs of expert review, educating the public, or obtaining public comments. For purposes of costs assessed and expended under this paragraph, the provisions of Unit A of Chapter 3 of Title 2 shall not apply.