SB 367 Enacts the interstate Health Care Compact in which member states pledge to improve health care policy by returning the authority to regulate health care to the states
Sponsor: Nieves Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1791S.01I Fiscal Note: 1791-01N.ORG
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 3/3/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page: S392
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Effective Date: Contingent

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SB 367 - This act establishes the Health Care Compact which specifies that each member state of the compact shall have the authority to enact state laws that supersede any and all federal laws regarding health care within its state. The compact specifies that each member state shall have the right to mandatory federal funds to support the exercise of member state authority under the compact and that the funding shall not be conditional on any action, regulation, policy, law or rule of any kind of the member state. The funding amount to be distributed to each member state shall be based on the Member State Current Year Funding Level, which formula is prescribed under the act.

This act creates the interstate advisory health care commission consisting of members appointed by each member state through a process to be determined by the laws of each member state. No state may appoint more than two members to the commission, and at any time a member state may withdraw its members from the commission.

The commission may study the issues of health care regulation of particular concern to the member states, such as the elimination of interstate barriers to the provision of health care. After consideration, the commission may make non-binding recommendations to the member states.

The commission shall also collect information and data to assist the member states in the regulation of health care, including assessing the performance of various state health care programs and compiling information on the cost of health care. The commission shall make this information and data available to the legislature of the member states.

The compact shall be effective upon its adoption by at least two member states and consent of the United States Congress.

This act is identical to HB 423 (2011).

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