Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/09/1997 09:04 AM HES

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               SB  96 REGULATION OF HOSPICE CARE                              
                                                                              
  CHAIRMAN WILKEN  announced  SB 96  as the next order of business.            
 Chairman Wilken noted that SB 96 was held upon the request of                 
 Senator Ward and no testimony would be taken today.                           
                                                                               
  SENATOR WARD  moved to adopt Amendment 1 as follows:                         
                                                                               
  1. Eliminate Article 2 in its entirety.                                      
                                                                               
  2. Add in place of Article 2                                                 
     "The provisions of this bill are to apply to Certified and                
          Resident Hospices only and not to Volunteer Hospice                  
          Programs."                                                           
                                                                               
  3. Add under AS 18.18.390 Definitions:                                       
     Line 17, "volunteer" means a trained individual who works                 
         for a hospice program without compensation.                           
     Line 18, "volunteer hospice program" means a hospice                      
         program that provides all direct patient care at no charge.           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR GREEN  objected.                                                     
                                                                               
 Upon a roll call vote, Senators Wilken, Green, and Ellis voted                
 "Nay" and Senators Leman and Ward voted "Yeah".  Therefore,                   
 Amendment 1 failed to be adopted.                                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved to report SB 96 out of committee with                   
 individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes.  Without            
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 

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