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                            CHAPTER 384-S.F.No. 2486 
                  An act relating to health; providing requirements for 
                  certain major spending commitments; requiring a report.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [RADIATION THERAPY FACILITIES.] 
           If a major spending commitment, as defined under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 62J.17, subdivision 2, would result in the 
        construction of a new radiation therapy facility within ten 
        miles of an existing radiation therapy facility, then the 
        provider incurring, or proposing to incur, the major spending 
        commitment is subject to the procedures of prospective review 
        and approval under Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.17, 
        subdivision 6a.  The provider shall be financially responsible 
        for the cost of the prospective review and approval process.  
        For purposes of this section, "provider" has the meaning 
        specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.17, subdivision 8.  
        The provisions of this section do not apply to radiation therapy 
        facilities owned and operated or managed by a hospital licensed 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.  This section expires 
        March 1, 2003. 
           Sec. 2.  [REPORT BY TASK FORCE.] 
           The joint task force on health care costs and quality shall 
        review prospective review and approval under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 62J.17, subdivision 6a, for a health care provider 
        making a major spending commitment as defined in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 62J.17, and shall report to the legislature by 
        December 15, 2002, on whether the provisions will reduce health 
        care costs and/or improve health care quality. 
           Presented to the governor May 18, 2002 
           Signed by the governor May 21, 2002, 3:15 p.m.