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                            CHAPTER 281-S.F.No. 2768 
                  An act relating to human services; changing provisions 
                  in the medical assistance demonstration project; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.69, 
                  subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256B.69, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this section, 
        the following terms have the meanings given.  
           (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
        For the remainder of this section, the commissioner's 
        responsibilities for methods and policies for implementing the 
        project will be proposed by the project advisory committees and 
        approved by the commissioner.  
           (b) "Demonstration provider" means a health maintenance 
        organization, community integrated service network, or 
        accountable provider network authorized and operating under 
        chapter 62D, 62N, or 62T that participates in the demonstration 
        project according to criteria, standards, methods, and other 
        requirements established for the project and approved by the 
        commissioner.  For purposes of this section, a county board, or 
        group of county boards operating under a joint powers agreement, 
        is considered a demonstration provider if the county or group of 
        county boards meets the requirements of section 256B.692.  
        Notwithstanding the above, Itasca county may continue to 
        participate as a demonstration provider until July 1, 2002 2004. 
           (c) "Eligible individuals" means those persons eligible for 
        medical assistance benefits as defined in sections 256B.055, 
        256B.056, and 256B.06. 
           (d) "Limitation of choice" means suspending freedom of 
        choice while allowing eligible individuals to choose among the 
        demonstration providers.  
           (e) This paragraph supersedes paragraph (c) as long as the 
        Minnesota health care reform waiver remains in effect.  When the 
        waiver expires, this paragraph expires and the commissioner of 
        human services shall publish a notice in the State Register and 
        notify the revisor of statutes.  "Eligible individuals" means 
        those persons eligible for medical assistance benefits as 
        defined in sections 256B.055, 256B.056, and 256B.06.  
        Notwithstanding sections 256B.055, 256B.056, and 256B.06, an 
        individual who becomes ineligible for the program because of 
        failure to submit income reports or recertification forms in a 
        timely manner, shall remain enrolled in the prepaid health plan 
        and shall remain eligible to receive medical assistance coverage 
        through the last day of the month following the month in which 
        the enrollee became ineligible for the medical assistance 
        program. 
           Presented to the governor March 25, 2002 
           Signed by the governor March 26, 2002, 2:30 p.m.