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2016-03-07 Senate Journal

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2016-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 2048
SB 74                                                                                                                         
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 74 "An Act                                                                     
relating to permanent fund dividends; relating to a medical assistance                                                          
reform program; establishing a personal health savings account                                                                  
program for medical assistance recipients; relating to the duties of the                                                        
Department of Health and Social Services; establishing medical                                                                  
assistance demonstration projects; and relating to a study by the                                                               
Department of Health and Social Services" and recommended it be                                                                 
replaced with                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2016-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 2049
      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 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 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."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

2016-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 2050
Signing do pass: Senators Kelly, MacKinnon, Cochairs; Senators                                                                  
Micciche, Bishop, Hoffman. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                                                   
Dunleavy.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Fiscal information forthcoming.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.