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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature

00 Enrolled HB 215                                                                                                         
01 Relating to program receipts; and relating to fees for services provided by the Department of                           
02 Health and Social Services.                                                                                             
03                           _______________                                                                               
04    * Section 1. AS 37.05.146(c) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                           
05                 (90)  the following fees, receipts, income, and monetary recoveries                                     
06       collected by the Department of Health and Social Services:                                                        
07                      (A)  receipts of the Department of Health and Social Services,                                     
08            Bureau of Vital Statistics;                                                                                  
09                      (B)  monetary recoveries of Medicaid expenditures from                                             
10            recipients, third parties, and providers under AS 47;                                                        
11                      (C)  the state's share of overpayments collected under                                             
12            AS 47.05.080;                                                                                                
13                      (D)  income received from a state or federal agency for children                                   
14            in foster care under AS 47.14.100;                                                                           
01 (E)  fees received or collected under AS 44.29.022 for nursing                                                          
02 and planning services provided at health centers, genetic screening clinics and                                         
03 specialty clinics, the certification of x-ray machines, the alcohol safety action                                       
04            program, and other public health programs and services;                                                      
05                      (F)  fees received under AS 18.08.080 for the certification of                                     
06            emergency medical technicians, emergency medical dispatchers, and                                            
07            emergency medical technician instructors;                                                                    
08                      (G)  fees received under AS 47.32;                                                                 
09                      (H)  the state's share of child support collections for                                            
10 reimbursement of the cost of the Alaska temporary assistance program as                                                 
11            provided under AS 25.27.120, 25.27.130, and AS 47.27.040; and                                                
12 (I)  monetary recoveries under AS 09.58 (Alaska Medical                                                                 
13            Assistance False Claim and Reporting Act).                                                                   
14    * Sec. 2. AS 44.29.022(a) is amended to read:                                                                        
15 (a)  The commissioner of health and social services may establish by                                                    
16 regulation a schedule of reasonable fees for services provided by the Department of                                     
17 Health and Social Services under AS 44.29.020(a)(1) - (8) and (14)                                                    
18 [AS 44.29.020(a)(1) - (8)], AS 47.10, AS 47.12, AS 47.14, AS 47.30.655 - 47.30.910,                                     
19 and AS 47.80.100 - 47.80.170 and for the administration of public health                                              
20 programs under AS 18. The fee established for a service may not exceed the actual                                     
21 cost of providing the service. The commissioner may define or establish the "actual                                     
22 cost of providing a service" by regulation. The Department of Health and Social                                         
23 Services shall charge and collect the fees established under this subsection. The                                       
24 department may waive collection of a fee upon a finding that collection is not                                          
25       economically feasible or in the public interest.                                                                  
26    * Sec. 3.  AS 44.29.022 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                               
27 (e)  The commissioner of health and social services shall consult with                                                  
28 stakeholders regarding the reasonableness of fees when developing a schedule of                                         
29 reasonable fees under (a) of this section for services under AS 44.29.020(a)(14) or                                     
30 programs under AS 18 for which there is no regulation in effect establishing a                                          
31 schedule of reasonable fees. The consultation must include at least one public meeting                                  
01 and must occur before the commissioner provides notice of proposed action under                                         
02 AS 44.62.190. The commissioner shall provide notice of the public meeting at least 30                                   
03 days before the meeting in the same manner as required under AS 44.62.190(a) for a                                      
04       notice of proposed action.                                                                                        
05    * Sec. 4. AS 37.05.146(c)(42), 37.05.146(c)(59), 37.05.146(c)(60), 37.05.146(c)(61),                                 
06 37.05.146(c)(62), 37.05.146(c)(63), 37.05.146(c)(64), 37.05.146(c)(65), 37.05.146(c)(66),                               
07 37.05.146(c)(67), 37.05.146(c)(71), and 37.05.146(c)(88) are repealed.                                                  
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