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Health Care Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(17 members)

1106 § 3 Study ways the state may be able to positively affect the current trend of health insurance premium rates increasing, with a focus on the high-risk and subsidized markets. The study must be solution based to reduce costs and may include consideration of whether a strict managed care model might be effective.

2010 § 17 Study the feasibility and desirability of state guaranteed issue provisions for health insurance. The study must include consideration of protections for individuals with pre‑existing conditions and consideration of whether to restructure the Comprehensive Health Association of North Dakota.

2012 § 48 Study the delivery of health care in the state. The study must review the needs and future challenges of the North Dakota health care delivery system, including rural access to primary health care, the use of emergency medical services, strategies to better serve residents, and the role of health care services in the future development of the state.

2317 § 3 Study the State Department of Health licensing process for health facility construction and renovation projects, including consideration of the appropriate role of the State Department of Health.

Receive report from the State Fire Marshal each interim on the State Fire Marshal's findings and any recommendation for legislation to improve the effectiveness of the law on reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes (NDCC § 18‑13‑02(6))

Receive report from the Department of Human Services, State Department of Health, Indian Affairs Commission, and Public Employees Retirement System before June 1 of each even-numbered year on their collaboration to identify goals and benchmarks while also developing individual agency plans to reduce the incidence of diabetes in the state, improve diabetes care, and control complications associated with diabetes (NDCC § 23-01-40)

Receive report by the State Department of Health before June 1 of each even-numbered year, regarding progress made toward the recommendations provided in NDCC Section 23-43-04 and any recommendations for future legislation (NDCC § 23‑43‑04)

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 a report before July 1, 2020, from the State Department of Health on the status and progress of implementing a public awareness campaign to provide information, public service announcements, and educational materials regarding abandoned infants and approved locations for abandoned infants (2019 House Bill No. 1285, § 2)

Receive a report from the Insurance Department regarding a detailed analysis of health care in the state (2019 Senate Bill No. 2010, § 15)

Receive a report before July 1, 2020, from the State Department of Health regarding the implementation of innovation waivers for health facilities construction or renovation projects (2019 Senate Bill No. 2317, § 4)