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                            CHAPTER 274-S.F.No. 1226 
                  An act relating to insurance; no-fault auto; 
                  regulating basic economic loss benefits; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 65B.44, subdivision 1.
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 65B.44, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [INCLUSIONS.] (a) Basic economic loss 
        benefits shall provide reimbursement for all loss suffered 
        through injury arising out of the maintenance or use of a motor 
        vehicle, subject to any applicable deductibles, exclusions, 
        disqualifications, and other conditions, and shall provide a 
        minimum of $40,000 for loss arising out of the injury of any one 
        person, consisting of: 
           (a) (1) $20,000 for medical expense loss arising out of 
        injury to any one person; and 
           (b) (2) a total of $20,000 for income loss, replacement 
        services loss, funeral expense loss, survivor's economic loss, 
        and survivor's replacement services loss arising out of the 
        injury to any one person. 
           (b) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a person 
        entitled to basic economic loss benefits under this chapter is 
        entitled to the full medical expense benefits set forth in 
        subdivision 2, and may not receive medical expense benefits that 
        are in any way less than those provided for in subdivision 2, or 
        that involve any preestablished limitations on the benefits.  
        Medical expenses must be reasonable and must be for necessary 
        medical care as provided in subdivision 2.  This paragraph shall 
        not be deemed to alter the obligations of an insured or the 
        rights of a reparation obligor as set forth in section 65B.56. 
           (c) No reparation obligor or health plan company as defined 
        in section 62Q.01, subdivision 4, may enter into or renew any 
        contract that provides, or has the effect of providing, managed 
        care services to no-fault claimants.  For the purposes of this 
        section, "managed care services" is defined as any program of 
        medical services that uses health care providers managed, owned, 
        employed by, or under contract with a health plan company.  
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective June 30, 2002. 
           Presented to the governor March 22, 2002 
           Signed by the governor March 25, 2002, 2:16 p.m.