Section 27-30-3

Applicability of chapter - Exceptions.

The designation "mutual aid association" and this chapter do not apply as to:

(1) Any secret or benevolent society, such as Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights and Ladies of Honor, Knights of Pythias, or like orders and societies, or any association organized and operating in good faith under the lodge system for purely benevolent purposes and with a ritualistic form of work;

(2) Agreements between hospitals and industrial corporations to provide for hospital services for the employees of such corporations, and the employment by such corporations of medical doctors, surgeons and dentists for the purpose of giving medical, surgical and dental attention to such employees; or

(3) Any insurer operating under, or subject to, the general insurance laws of this state.

(Acts 1927, No. 548, p. 634; Acts 1935, No. 114, p. 165; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §559.)