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                            CHAPTER 322-S.F.No. 3055 
                  An act relating to health plans; regulating contract 
                  stacking; providing a remedy; expanding the scope of 
                  provisions regulating network shadow contracting; 
                  requiring the commissioner of health to study the 
                  impact of regulating shadow contracting; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62Q.74, 
                  subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        62Q.74, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For purposes of this 
        section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings 
        given. 
           (b) "Category of coverage" means one of the following types 
        of health-related coverage: 
           (1) health; 
           (2) no-fault automobile medical benefits; or 
           (3) workers' compensation medical benefits. 
           (c) "Health care provider" or "provider" has the meaning 
        given in section 148.01 means an individual licensed, 
        registered, or regulated by the board of medical practice under 
        chapter 147, a chiropractor licensed under sections 148.01 to 
        148.106, a dentist licensed under chapter 150A, or a hospital 
        licensed under chapter 144. 
           (d) "Network organization" means a preferred provider 
        organization as defined in section 145.61, subdivision 4c; a 
        managed care organization as defined in section 62Q.01, 
        subdivision 5; or other entity that uses or consists of a 
        network of health care providers; but does not include a 
        nonprofit health service plan corporation operating under 
        chapter 62C or its affiliates. 
           Sec. 2.  [PREMIUM COST STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of health, in cooperation with other state 
        agencies, shall determine whether the implementation of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.74, increased premium costs for 
        health-related coverage, and if so, by how much.  The 
        commissioner shall also determine whether the implementation of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.74, has limited the ability of 
        employers to purchase managed care plans.  The commissioner 
        shall report the findings to the legislature by January 15, 2002.
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective for contracts entered into or 
        renewed after August 1, 2000. 
           Presented to the governor March 31, 2000 
           Signed by the governor April 4, 2000, 3:30 p.m.