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2016-04-11 House Journal

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SB 74                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(FIN) am                                                                                          
     "An Act relating to diagnosis, treatment, and prescription of drugs                                                        
     without a physical examination by a physician; relating to the                                                             
     delivery of services by a licensed professional counselor, marriage                                                        
     and family therapist, psychologist, psychological associate, and                                                           
     social worker by audio, video, or data communications; relating to                                                         
     the duties of the State Medical Board; relating to limitations of                                                          
     actions; establishing the Alaska Medical Assistance False Claim                                                            
     and Reporting Act; relating to medical assistance programs                                                                 
     administered by the Department of Health and Social Services;                                                              
     relating to the controlled substance prescription database; relating                                                       
     to the duties of the Board of Pharmacy; relating to the duties of                                                          
     the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                                        
     Development; relating to accounting for program receipts; relating                                                         
     to public record status of records related to the Alaska Medical                                                           
     Assistance False Claim and Reporting Act; establishing a                                                                   
     telemedicine business registry; relating to competitive bidding for                                                        
     medical assistance products and services; relating to verification                                                         
     of eligibility for public assistance programs administered by the                                                          
     Department of Health and Social Services; relating to annual                                                               

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     audits of state medical assistance providers; relating to reporting                                                        
     overpayments of medical assistance payments; establishing                                                                  
     authority to assess civil penalties for violations of medical                                                              
     assistance program requirements; relating to seizure and forfeiture                                                        
     of property for medical assistance fraud; relating to the duties of                                                        
     the Department of Health and Social Services; establishing                                                                 
     medical assistance demonstration projects; relating to Alaska                                                              
     Pioneers' Homes and Alaska Veterans' Homes; relating to the                                                                
     duties of the Department of Administration; relating to the Alaska                                                         
     Mental Health Trust Authority; relating to feasibility studies for                                                         
     the provision of specified state services; amending Rules 4, 5, 7,                                                         
     12, 24, 26, 27, 41, 77, 79, 82, and 89, Alaska Rules of Civil                                                              
     Procedure, and Rule 37, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(FIN)                                                                                
     "An Act relating to diagnosis, treatment, and prescription of drugs                                                        
     without a physical examination by a physician; relating to the                                                             
     delivery of services by a licensed audiologist, speech-language                                                            
     pathologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist,                                                        
     psychologist, psychological associate, social worker, physical                                                             
     therapist, occupational therapist, and registered speech-language                                                          
     pathologist assistant by audio, video, or data communications;                                                             
     relating to the duties of the State Medical Board; relating to                                                             
     limitations of actions; establishing the Alaska Medical Assistance                                                         
     False Claim and Reporting Act; relating to medical assistance                                                              
     programs administered by the Department of Health and Social                                                               
     Services; relating to the controlled substance prescription                                                                
     database; relating to the duties of the Board of Pharmacy;  relating                                                       
     to the duties of the Board of Dental Examiners; relating to the                                                            
     duties of the Board of Nursing; relating to the duties of the Board                                                        
     of Examiners in Optometry; relating to the duties of the                                                                   
     Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                                            
     Development; relating to the duties of the Department of                                                                   
     Corrections; relating to accounting for program receipts; relating                                                         
     to public record status of records related to the Alaska Medical                                                           
     Assistance False Claim and Reporting Act; establishing a                                                                   
     telemedicine business registry; relating to verification of eligibility                                                    

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     for public assistance programs administered by the Department of                                                           
     Health and Social Services; relating to annual audits of state                                                             
     medical assistance providers; relating to reporting overpayments                                                           
     of medical assistance payments; establishing authority to assess                                                           
     civil penalties for violations of medical assistance program                                                               
     requirements; relating to the duties of the Department of Health                                                           
     and Social Services; establishing medical assistance                                                                       
     demonstration projects; relating to Alaska Pioneers' Homes and                                                             
     Alaska Veterans' Homes; relating to the duties of the Department                                                           
     of Administration; relating to the Alaska Mental Health Trust                                                              
     Authority; relating to feasibility studies for the provision of                                                            
     specified state services; relating to a report by the Board of                                                             
     Pharmacy, Board of Examiners in Optometry, Board of Dental                                                                 
     Examiners, Board of Nursing, and State Medical Board; amending                                                             
     Rules 4, 5, 7, 12, 24, 26, 27, 41, 77, 79, and 82, Alaska Rules of                                                         
     Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     (pending title change resolution)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Neuman and Thompson,                                                                   
Co-chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Do pass (2):  Munoz, Thompson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
No recommendation (4):  Saddler, Pruitt, Edgmon, Gattis                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Amend (5):  Kawasaki, Gara, Wilson, Guttenberg, Neuman                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to HCS CSSB 74(FIN):                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
29.  Fiscal, Dept. of Administration                                                                                            
45.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
46.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
47.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
48.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
49.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
50.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
51.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
52.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
53.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  

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54.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
55.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
56.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
57.  Fiscal, Dept. of Health & Social Services                                                                                  
58. Fiscal, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic                                                                            
 Development                                                                                                                    
59.  Fiscal, Dept. of Law                                                                                                       
60.  Fiscal, Dept. of Corrections                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 74(FIN) am was referred to the Rules Committee for placement                                                               
on the calendar.