CSSB 37(FIN): "An Act relating to the statewide immunization program; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 37(FIN)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to the statewide immunization program; and providing for an effective                                  
02 date."                                                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 18.09.200(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (b)  The commissioner shall                                                                                  
06                 (1)  establish a procedure [TO PHASE IN THE PROGRAM OVER A                                              
07       THREE-YEAR PERIOD] that provides for participation by an assessable entity;                                       
08                 (2)  maintain a list of recommended vaccines for inclusion in the                                       
09       program;                                                                                                          
10                 (3)  for each included vaccine, establish the initial vaccine assessment                                
11       for the first year of the program and thereafter make annual assessments based on the                             
12       determinations made by the council established under AS 18.09.210;                                                
13                 (4)  notify assessable entities and other program participants of the                                   
14       annual vaccine assessment for each vaccine included in the program;                                               
01 (5)  devise a method for crediting to assessable entities and other                                                     
02 program participants overpayments of vaccine assessments made for reasons related to                                    
03 administrative error, program termination, or lower than anticipated actual usage of                                    
04       the program by covered individuals;                                                                               
05                 (6)  coordinate collective purchases of included vaccines;                                              
06                 (7)  establish a procedure for statewide distributions of vaccines                                      
07       purchased under the program; and                                                                                  
08                 (8)  review vaccine assessment appeals for error.                                                     
09    * Sec. 2. AS 18.09.220(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
10 (a)  An assessable entity and other program participant shall [, AFTER BEING                                            
11 PHASED INTO THE PROGRAM UNDER PROCEDURES APPROVED BY THE                                                                
12       COMMISSIONER,]                                                                                                    
13 (1)  pay to the department the annual combined vaccine assessments as                                                   
14 determined under the program for the included vaccines covered by the assessable                                        
15 entity or other program participant for each covered individual on a schedule adopted                                   
16       by the council;                                                                                                   
17 (2)  provide information requested by the council to determine the                                                      
18 number of covered individuals, actual vaccine usage under the program, and other data                                   
19       necessary to calculate and monitor compliance with the vaccine assessment; and                                    
20                 (3)  provide audited financial statements upon request of the council.                                  
21    * Sec. 3. AS 18.09.230(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
22 (a)  The vaccine assessment fund [ACCOUNT] is created [AS AN                                                        
23 ACCOUNT] in the general fund for the purpose of providing funding for the                                           
24 program. The fund consists of money appropriated to it by the [. THE] legislature,                              
25 including [MAY APPROPRIATE TO THE ACCOUNT] program receipts                                                         
26 attributable to vaccine assessments under AS 18.09.220, fees under AS 18.09.240,                                    
27 money from other sources, and interest earned on money in the fund [ACCOUNT].                                       
28       Appropriations to the fund [ACCOUNT] do not lapse.                                                            
29    * Sec. 4. AS 18.09.230(b) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                       
30 (b)  The commissioner shall administer the fund in accordance with the                                                  
31 provisions of this chapter. The commissioner may spend money appropriated to the                                        
01       fund for the purposes of the program under AS 18.09.200 and to pay the costs of                                   
02       administering the program without further appropriation.                                                          
03    * Sec. 5. AS 37.05.146(c)(75) is amended to read:                                                                  
04                 (75)  the vaccine assessment fund [ACCOUNT] under AS 18.09.230;                                     
05    * Sec. 6. AS 18.09.220(e) is repealed.                                                                             
06    * Sec. 7. Section 5, ch. 30, SLA 2014, is repealed.                                                                
07    * Sec. 8. This Act takes effect July 1, 2019.