33-31-403. Supervision, rehabilitation, or liquidation of health maintenance organization. (1) The supervision, rehabilitation, or liquidation of a health maintenance organization is considered to be the supervision, rehabilitation, or liquidation of an insurer and must be conducted under the supervision of the commissioner pursuant to chapter 2, part 13. The commissioner may apply for an order directing the commissioner to supervise, rehabilitate, or liquidate a health maintenance organization upon any one or more grounds set out in 33-2-1321, 33-2-1331, or 33-2-1341 or when in the commissioner's opinion the continued operation of the health maintenance organization would be hazardous either to the enrollees or to the people of this state. Enrollees have the same priority in the event of liquidation or rehabilitation as the law provides to policyholders of an insurer.
(2) A claim by a health care provider for an uncovered expenditure has the same priority as a claim by an enrollee if the provider of services agrees not to assert the claim against any enrollee of the health maintenance organization.