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Full Text of HB5000  94th General Assembly


Health Care Availability and Access Committee

Adopted in House Comm. on Feb 14, 2006





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5000 on page 4,
3 between lines 13 and 14, by inserting the following:
4      ""Medicaid Inpatient Utilization Rate" means the Medicaid
5 Inpatient Utilization Rate used by the Department of Healthcare
6 and Family Services for reviewing Disproportionate Share
7 status and other purposes for the rate year 2006, hospital year
8 2003."; and
9 on page 4, between lines 34 and 35, by inserting the following:
10     ""Safety net hospital" means a freestanding hospital,
11 unaffiliated with a health system, that has a Medicaid
12 Inpatient Utilization Rate of 35% or greater."; and
13 on page 14, by replacing line 4 with the following:
14     "Section 35. Exemption for critical access hospitals.
15     (a) Each"; and
16 on page 14, after line 8, by inserting the following:
17     "(b) Each hospital designated as a safety net hospital as
18 defined in Section 10 of this Act is exempt from the charity
19 care requirements set forth in Sections 15, 20, 25, and 30 of
20 this Act.
21     (c) The Attorney General shall develop a process by rule
22 for exempting for a period of one year any tax-exempt hospital



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1 from the charity care requirements set forth in Sections 15,
2 20, 25, and 30 of this Act, if the hospital can demonstrate
3 that compliance with those Sections will jeopardize the
4 continued operation of the hospital. There is no limit on the
5 number of times a hospital can secure this exemption."; and
6 on page 17, line 34, after the period, by inserting the
7 following:
8 "To the extent that, at the end of any State fiscal year,
9 monies in the Fund exceed the amount appropriated during that
10 fiscal year to the Attorney General for enforcement of this
11 Act, all remaining Fund monies, minus the amount appropriated
12 for enforcement of this Act during the subsequent State fiscal
13 year, shall be used for a grant program, to be administered by
14 the Attorney General, for delivery of charity care to qualified
15 individuals. The Attorney General shall promulgate a rule
16 concerning implementation of this grant program.".