Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
(q) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services may review a request for financial solvency certification by a care delivery organization based in the commonwealth applying to serve as a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan caring for residents of the commonwealth who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Upon determination that appropriate financial standards, which may be the standards already in place for organizations with contracts pursuant to this section, have been met, the secretary shall so certify to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The secretary may require the requesting organization to pay a reasonable certification fee.