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.