H.B. No. 3911
  relating to the examination by the commissioner of insurance of
  certain insurers' network quality and adequacy.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 1301.0056(a) and (d), Insurance Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commissioner shall [may] examine an insurer to
  determine the quality and adequacy of a network used by a preferred
  provider benefit plan or an exclusive provider benefit plan offered
  by the insurer under this chapter. An insurer is subject to a
  qualifying examination of the insurer's preferred provider benefit
  plans and exclusive provider benefit plans and subsequent quality
  of care and network adequacy examinations by the commissioner at
  least once every three [five] years and whenever the commissioner
  considers an examination necessary. Documentation provided to the
  commissioner during an examination conducted under this section is
  confidential and is not subject to disclosure as public information
  under Chapter 552, Government Code.
         (d)  The department shall deposit an assessment collected
  under this section to the credit of the account described by Section
  401.156(a) [Texas Department of Insurance operating account].
  Money deposited under this subsection shall be used to pay the
  salaries and expenses of examiners and all other expenses relating
  to the examination of insurers under this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3911 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 119, Nays 16, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3911 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________