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Ambrose backs GLAA on proposed HMO regulations

July 16, 1999

Craig Howell
President
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance
PO Box 75265
Washington, DC 20013

Dear Craig:

Thank you for bringing to my attention the problems with the language contained in the proposed rules for HMO regulation recently published by the Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation. I share your concerns about section 3513.3 of the proposed rules and have written to the Acting Director of the Department, Larry Mirel, to seek a change in that section so that it conforms with Title I of the District Code.

Thank you again for your bringing this to my attention and for your careful reading of the D.C. Register. I will continue to be in contact with you when I receive a response from the Department.

Best regards.

Sincerely,

Sharon Ambrose, Chair
Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Enclosure


July 16, 1999

Lawrence Mirel
Acting Director
Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation
810 - 1st Street, NE, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20002

Dear Mr. Mirel:

I wanted to bring to your attention the enclosed letter from the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance regarding the language of the proposed rulemaking on the regulations for Health Maintenance Organizations which were recently published in the June 25, 1999 edition of the D.C. Register.

I share GLAA's concerns about the omission of sexual orientation from the Equal Employment Opportunity statement contained in subsection 3513.3 of the proposed rules. As you may be aware, the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, exceeds federal EEO protections by including sexual orientation, among other additional categories. I would highly recommend that your legal counsel consult Title I, Chapter 25 for guidance on this matter, specifically 1-2501, before finalizing the language of the proposed rules, and change subsection 3513.3 to accurately conform to District law.

I greatly appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Should you have any questions whatsoever please feel free to contact me or Esther Bushman, my Committee Clerk, at 724-8072.

Sincerely,

Sharon Ambrose, Chair
Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Enclosure

cc: Members, Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Mayor Anthony Williams
Office of the Corporation Counsel
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs


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