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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 580-H.F.No. 1977 
           An act relating to public welfare; clarifying the 
          calculation of rates paid to health maintenance 
          organizations; requiring the use of certain 
          presentation materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1982, sections 256.966, subdivision 2; and 256B.05, by 
          adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1983 
          Supplement, section 256.871, subdivision 7. 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 
256.871, subdivision 7, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 7.  [AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSIONER.] The commissioner 
is hereby authorized, subject to the provisions of chapter 14, 
to promulgate permanent rules and may promulgate temporary rules 
not inconsistent with this section as necessary to qualify for 
maximum federal funds to implement sections 256.72 to 256.871.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 256.966, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1, rates paid to 
health maintenance organizations may increase beyond eight 
percent.  The actual rate paid per month to health maintenance 
organizations shall not exceed 85 90 percent of the projected 
average monthly per capita fee for service payments made on 
behalf of eligible recipients who qualify to be members of the 
health maintenance organization who choose not to be members.  
Rates shall be calculated by the department of public welfare. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 256B.05, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PRESENTATION MATERIALS.] In counties where 
health maintenance organizations or other prepaid health plans 
are under contract with the state to provide medical services, 
the county agency shall present all of the health care options 
available to recipients and shall include any audiovisual 
presentations or written materials provided to the county agency 
by the state agency.  The state agency shall monitor county 
agency presentations.  
     Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved April 26, 1984