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                            CHAPTER 63-S.F.No. 1869 
                  An act relating to local government; modifying a 
                  shared hospital or ambulance service purchasing 
                  provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 
                  471.345, subdivision 10. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 471.345, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [SHARED HOSPITAL OR AMBULANCE SERVICE 
        PURCHASING.] Supplies, materials, or equipment to be used in the 
        operation of a hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56 
        or an ambulance service licensed under chapter 144E that are 
        purchased or leased under a shared service purchasing 
        arrangement whereby more than one hospital or ambulance service 
        purchases supplies, materials, or equipment with one or more 
        other hospitals or ambulance services either through one of the 
        hospitals or ambulance services or through another entity, may 
        be purchased without regard to the competitive bidding 
        requirements of this section, if the following conditions are 
        met: 
           (1) the hospital's or ambulance service's governing 
        authority authorizes the arrangement; 
           (2) the shared services purchasing program purchases items 
        available from more than one source on the basis of competitive 
        bids or competitive quotations of prices; and 
           (3) the arrangement authorizes the hospital's or ambulance 
        service's governing authority or its representatives to review 
        the purchasing procedures to determine compliance with these 
        requirements. 
           The shared services purchasing program may award contracts 
        to more than one bidder if doing so does not decrease the 
        service level or diminish the effects of competition. 
           Presented to the governor May 19, 2005 
           Signed by the governor May 23, 2005, 11:00 a.m.