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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.