A. Federally recognized Tribes and economic arms of Tribes, like SNHC, are subject to federal law, but generally not state laws.
Tribal governments have inherent and legally recognized sovereign authority, and as such, are not subject to general state regulations. Such standing does not suggest, however, that SNHC’s purpose is to avoid regulation. To the contrary, as a 100% Tribally owned entity, SNHC and SNI have established a transparent and effective regulatory framework for matters related to accessing health care and health insurance.
The model Tribal Health and Insurance Code administered by SNHC contains processes and standards similar to some states but avoids the inconsistency of disparate state laws, and unpredictability of state regulatory enforcement.