00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 37(FIN)
01 "An Act relating to the statewide immunization program; and providing for an effective
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
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
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.