Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 868 - This act creates "The Healthcare Technology Fund", which shall be administered by the Department of Social Services. The fund shall be created no later than July 1, 2006 or the effective date of this act, if the effective date is after July 1, 2006. Proceeds of the trust fund shall be distributed at the department's discretion within twenty-four months of the state's new public assistance healthcare delivery system or by twenty-four months following termination of the current healthcare delivery system, whichever is sooner.

Upon appropriation, moneys in the fund shall be used to implement and promote innovative technological advances to improve the delivery of care, reduce administrative burdens, and institute efficiencies to improve the health status of all Missourians.

This act contains an emergency clause.

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