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Budget Committee on Health Care

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(18 members)

1407 § 2 Study existing mandated health insurance coverage of services and the feasibility and desirability of repealing state laws mandating health insurance coverage of services (Section 2 contains a requirement that the Insurance Commissioner evaluate each health insurance coverage mandate and present a report to the Legislative Council before July 1, 2002)

1441 § 3 Study coordination of the medical assistance and the children's health insurance programs, including the development of a single application form for both programs, whether the children's health insurance program should be administered by the state or the counties, the effects of eliminating the asset eligibility requirement for the medical assistance program, the standardization of the definition of "income" for all programs administered by the Department of Human Services, and the feasibility and desirability of seeking a federal waiver to allow the children's health insurance program plan to provide coverage for a family through an employer-based insurance policy if an employer-based insurance policy is more cost-effective than the traditional plan coverage for the children

2330 § 1 Study coordination of benefits for children with special needs under the age of 21 among the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Human Services, and private insurance companies, with the purpose of optimizing and coordinating resources and expanding services including augmentative communication devices and therapy services

4027 Study the prices for prescription drugs and possible mechanisms to lower those costs to consumers and the state, and whether the state should establish a program to assist in the purchase of prescription drugs based upon income

Receive annual report from the Board of Nursing on its study, if conducted, of the nursing educational requirements in this state and the nursing shortage in this state and the implications for rural communities (NDCC § 43-12.1-08.2, effective through September 30, 2006)

Receive annual report from the Department of Human Services describing enrollment statistics and costs associated with the children's health insurance program state plan (NDCC § 50-29-02)

Contract with a private entity, after receiving recommendations from the Insurance Commissioner, to provide a cost-benefit analysis of every legislative measure mandating health insurance coverage of services or payment for specified providers of services, or an amendment that mandates such coverage or payment (NDCC § 54-03-28)

Receive report from the Insurance Commissioner before July 1, 2002, of evaluation of each existing health insurance coverage mandate on the basis of cost or effect on insurance premiums as these relate to the benefits and evaluation of the benefits of reducing the need for future health care services due to early identification and treatment (2001 S.L., ch. 471, § 2)

Receive report from the Insurance Commissioner before November 1, 2002, regarding motor vehicle insurance independent medical examinations (2001 S.L., ch. 281, § 1)

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