SB 359-1_ Filed 01/29/2004, 08:55

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 359, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page Page1, line 1; (04)CR035901.Page1. -->     Page1, delete lines 1 through 18, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (04)CR035901.1. -->     "SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3.
    (b) During the 2004 legislative interim, the commission shall study the issues concerning requiring a certificate of need for health care facilities or establishing a moratorium on the building of new health care facilities. In reviewing these issues, the commission shall determine the following:
        (1) The amount of cost savings that would result for the state by limiting the expansion of buildings for health care facilities.
        (2) The costs incurred by the state and the health care industry in the construction of new health care facilities.
        (3) Whether health care costs for the state would be reduced if the state required a certificate of need or implemented a moratorium on the building of new health care facilities.
        (4) The factors that have resulted in an increase in health insurance premiums in Indiana.
    (c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2005.

SOURCE: ; (04)CR035901.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Delete page 2.
    (Reference is to SB 359 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 8, Nays 0.

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    Miller
Chairperson


CR035901/DI 104    2004