Title 33, Chapter 29A, Section 1
(a) It is the intention of this chapter together with Code Section 33-24-21.1 to provide an acceptable alternative mechanism for the availability of individual health insurance coverage, as contemplated by Section 2741 of the federal Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C.A. Section 300gg-41. This chapter shall be construed and administered so as accomplish such intention.
(b) Any reference in this chapter to any federal statute shall refer
to that federal statute as it existed on January 1, 1997, including
its amendment by the federal Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104-191.