Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/20/2000 09:10 AM FIN

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CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 325(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to priorities, claims, and liens for                                                                           
payment for certain medical services provided to                                                                                
medical assistance recipients; and providing for an                                                                             
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment #2: This amendment deletes old and inserts new                                                                        
language as follows:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
 Page 2, line 1, following "has priority":                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
  Delete "over"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
  Insert "immediately after"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The sentence then reads, "A lien perfected by the                                                                               
Department of Health and Social Services under AS 47.05.075                                                                     
has priority immediately after a lien perfected by a                                                                            
hospital, nurse, or physician under AS 34.35.450 -                                                                              
34.35.480."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Parnell made a motion to adopt Amendment #2.  He                                                                       
explained that this amendment, grants a lien perfected by                                                                       
the Department of Health and Social Services on recoveries                                                                      
made by people provided medical assistance under Medicaid.                                                                      
He continued that this amendment still allows the State of                                                                      
Alaska to secure a lien, but not in priority to those ones                                                                      
perfected by a hospital, nurses or physicians.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Torgerson hearing no objection, ADOPTED Amendment                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Phillips requested that he refrain from voting due                                                                      
to a conflict of interest.  There was an objection.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Parnell made a motion to move HB 325, version "1-                                                                      
GH2058\I" from committee with individual recommendations                                                                        
and a fiscal note in the amount of $52,700.00 from the                                                                          
Department of Health and Social Services.  Hearing no                                                                           
objection HB 325 was MOVED FROM COMMITTEE.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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