Title 26, Chapter 4, Section 143
(a) Unless the program is exempt under subsection (b) of this Code
section, no administrator, person, corporation, or business entity
shall offer, operate, or administer a program in this state unless
that program has been submitted to the Commissioner, in a manner
provided by the Commissioner, and is approved by the Commissioner as
complying with the requirements of this article.
(b)(1) A program contract existing immediately prior to January 1,
1984, shall be exempt from the requirements of this article but
shall not be renewed or otherwise extended beyond its renewal or
expiration date, respectively, as specified immediately prior to
January 1, 1984, unless the program under the renewed or extended
contract is approved by the Commissioner under subsection (a) of
this Code section, except that if no such expiration or renewal
date is provided in that program contract, the program contract
shall be submitted not later than March 1, 1984, to the
Commissioner for approval.
(2) A program providing pharmaceuticals pursuant to Article 7 of
Chapter 4 of Title 49, the "Georgia Medical Assistance Act of
1977," shall be exempt from the requirements of this article.
(3) A policy or plan regulated under Title 33, relating to
insurance, which does not include or utilize a third-party
prescription program or contract shall be exempt from the
requirements of this article.
(c) A program approved by the Commissioner may have that approval
revoked or suspended if it fails to meet any requirements therefor
specified in this article or if it fails to be administered in
conformity with those requirements.
(d) Disapproval or revocation or suspension of approval of a program
by the Commissioner shall constitute a contested case for purposes
of Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure