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HF 473

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 11:52pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; prohibiting the use of volume purchasing for
incontinence products and related supplies; repealing the preferred incontinence
program for medical assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
256B.04, subdivision 14; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625,
subdivision 31c.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.04, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Competitive bidding.

(a) When determined to be effective, economical, and
feasible, the commissioner may utilize volume purchase through competitive bidding and
negotiation under the provisions of chapter 16C, to provide items under the medical assistance
program including but not limited to the following:

(1) eyeglasses;

(2) oxygen. The commissioner shall provide for oxygen needed in an emergency situation
on a short-term basis, until the vendor can obtain the necessary supply from the contract
dealer;

(3) hearing aids and supplies; and

(4) durable medical equipment, including but not limited to:

(i) hospital beds;

(ii) commodes;

(iii) glide-about chairs;

(iv) patient lift apparatus;

(v) wheelchairs and accessories;

(vi) oxygen administration equipment;

(vii) respiratory therapy equipment;

(viii) electronic diagnostic, therapeutic and life-support systems;

(5) nonemergency medical transportation level of need determinations, disbursement of
public transportation passes and tokens, and volunteer and recipient mileage and parking
reimbursements; and

(6) drugs.

(b) Rate changes and recipient cost-sharing under this chapter and chapter 256L do not
affect contract payments under this subdivision unless specifically identified.

(c) The commissioner may not utilize volume purchase through competitive bidding
and negotiation deleted text beginfor special transportation servicesdeleted text end under the provisions of chapter 16Cnew text begin for
special transportation services or incontinence products and related supplies
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 31c, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-0532

256B.0625 COVERED SERVICES.

Subd. 31c.

Preferred incontinence product program.

The commissioner shall implement a preferred incontinence product program by July 1, 2018. The program shall require the commissioner to volume purchase incontinence products and related supplies in accordance with section 256B.04, subdivision 14. Medical assistance coverage for incontinence products and related supplies shall conform to the limitations established under the program.