SCS CSHB 65(HES): "An Act relating to a new optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for breast or cervical cancer; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 65(HES) 01 "An Act relating to a new optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who 02 require treatment for breast or cervical cancer; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 05 to read: 06 ADDITIONAL PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. (a) In 07 addition to the other persons listed under AS 47.07.020(b), persons who have been diagnosed 08 with breast or cervical cancer and who are eligible for coverage under 42 U.S.C. 09 1396a(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) are eligible under AS 47.07.020(b) for medical assistance, subject 10 to other provisions of AS 47.07.020. 11 (b) It is the intent of the legislature that not more than $175,800 of general fund 12 money be spent on services under (a) of this section for fiscal year 2002 and that not more 13 than $189,500 of general fund money be spent on services under (a) of this section for fiscal 14 year 2003.
01 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 02 read: 03 REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE. The Department of Health and Social Services 04 shall report to the legislature by the 30th day of the Second Regular Session of the Twenty- 05 Second Alaska State Legislature and by the 30th day of the First Regular Session of the 06 Twenty-Third Alaska State Legislature on the following matters: 07 (1) the environmental, behavioral, or genetic factors that have been associated 08 with the onset of the types of breast or cervical cancer diagnosed in the persons eligible for 09 services under sec. 1 of this Act in peer-reviewed clinical studies published in periodical 10 medical literature that have postulated an association between one or more of these factors 11 and an increase in the incidence of breast or cervical cancer; 12 (2) recommendations, if any, about behavioral actions that may reduce the 13 occurrence or likelihood of these types of breast or cervical cancers; and 14 (3) to the extent that the information is available to the department in the 15 billings submitted for assistance under sec. 1 of this Act, the cost per person paid for by the 16 state under sec. 1 of this Act during the fiscal year preceding the date of the report and the 17 total medical costs per person for the fiscal year preceding the date of the report, whether paid 18 for by the state or not; the information provided in the department's report under this 19 paragraph shall be provided separately for each person who received assistance under sec. 1 20 of this Act, but the information shall be presented in a manner that does not allow 21 identification of the person. 22 * Sec. 3. This Act is repealed two years after the effective date of this Act. 23 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).