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SF 880

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/04/2012 01:00pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; changing provisions for evaluation of health coverage
mandates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 62J.26, subdivisions 3, 5,
by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 62J.26, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Requests for evaluation.

(a) Whenever a legislative measure containing
a mandated health benefit proposal is introduced as a bill or offered as an amendment
to a bill, deleted text beginor is likely to be introduced as a bill or offered as an amendment, adeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end chair
of deleted text beginany standingdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end legislative committee that has jurisdiction over the subject matter
of the proposal deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end request that the commissioner complete an evaluation of the
proposal under this section, to inform any committee of floor action by either house of
the legislature.

(b) The commissioner must conduct an evaluation described in subdivision 2 of each
mandated health benefit proposal deleted text beginfor which an evaluation is requested under paragraph (a),
unless the commissioner determines under paragraph (c) or subdivision 4 that priorities
and resources do not permit its evaluation
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (c) If requests for evaluation of multiple proposals are received, the commissioner
must consult with the chairs of the standing legislative committees having jurisdiction
over the subject matter of the mandated health benefit proposals to prioritize the requests
and establish a reporting date for each proposal to be evaluated. The commissioner
is not required to direct an unreasonable quantity of the commissioner's resources to
these evaluations.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 62J.26, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Report to legislature.

The commissioner must submit a written report on
the evaluation to the legislature no later than deleted text begin180deleted text endnew text begin 30new text end days after the request. The report
must be submitted in compliance with sections 3.195 and 3.197.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 62J.26, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Evaluation of mandated health benefits. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of
commerce, in consultation with the commissioners of health and management and budget,
shall evaluate each mandated health benefit currently required in Minnesota Statutes or
Rules in accordance with the evaluation process described in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, a "mandated health benefit" means a statutory
or administrative requirement that a health plan do the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide coverage or increase the amount of coverage for the treatment of a
particular disease, condition, or other health care need;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide coverage or increase the amount of coverage of a particular type of
health care treatment or service, or of equipment, supplies, or drugs used in connection
with a health care treatment or service; or
new text end

new text begin (3) provide coverage for care delivered by a specific type of provider.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must submit a written report on the evaluation of existing state
mandated health benefits to the legislature by December 31, 2015.
new text end