(a) All state departments or agencies that administer one or more health care programs shall provide to the commissioner of health any additional data on the health care programs they administer that is requested by the commissioner of health, including data in unaggregated form, for purposes of developing estimates of spending, setting spending limits, and monitoring actual spending. The data must be provided at the times and in the form specified by the commissioner of health.
(b) For purposes of estimating total health care spending as provided in section 62J.301, subdivision 4, clause (c), all local governmental units shall provide expenditure data to the commissioner. The commissioner shall consult with representatives of the affected local government units in establishing definitions, reporting formats, and reporting time frames. As much as possible, the data shall be collected in a manner that ensures that the data collected is consistent with data collected from the private sector and minimizes the reporting burden to local government.