SB 37: "An Act relating to the statewide immunization program."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 37 01 "An Act relating to the statewide immunization program." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 18.09.200(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) The commissioner shall 05 (1) establish a procedure [TO PHASE IN THE PROGRAM OVER A 06 THREE-YEAR PERIOD] that provides for participation by an assessable entity; 07 (2) maintain a list of recommended vaccines for inclusion in the 08 program; 09 (3) for each included vaccine, establish the initial vaccine assessment 10 for the first year of the program and thereafter make annual assessments based on the 11 determinations made by the council established under AS 18.09.210; 12 (4) notify assessable entities and other program participants of the 13 annual vaccine assessment for each vaccine included in the program; 14 (5) devise a method for crediting to assessable entities and other 15 program participants overpayments of vaccine assessments made for reasons related to

01 administrative error, program termination, or lower than anticipated actual usage of 02 the program by covered individuals; 03 (6) coordinate collective purchases of included vaccines; 04 (7) establish a procedure for statewide distributions of vaccines 05 purchased under the program; and 06 (8) review vaccine assessment appeals for error. 07 * Sec. 2. AS 18.09.220(a) is amended to read: 08 (a) An assessable entity and other program participant shall [, AFTER BEING 09 PHASED INTO THE PROGRAM UNDER PROCEDURES APPROVED BY THE 10 COMMISSIONER,] 11 (1) pay to the department the annual combined vaccine assessments as 12 determined under the program for the included vaccines covered by the assessable 13 entity or other program participant for each covered individual on a schedule adopted 14 by the council; 15 (2) provide information requested by the council to determine the 16 number of covered individuals, actual vaccine usage under the program, and other data 17 necessary to calculate and monitor compliance with the vaccine assessment; and 18 (3) provide audited financial statements upon request of the council. 19 * Sec. 3. AS 18.09.220(e) is repealed. 20 * Sec. 4. Section 5, ch. 30, SLA 2014, is repealed.