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H.567

Introduced by   Representative Keenan of St. Albans City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; CON; certificate of need; HMO

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to give BISHCA permission to excuse PACE from all CON and HMO requirements.

AN ACT RELATING TO EXEMPTION FROM CON AND HMO REQUIREMENTS FOR PACE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  8 V.S.A. § 5102(f) is added to read:

(f)  Upon request by a Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (“PACE”) authorized under federal Medicare law, the commissioner may approve the exemption of the PACE program from the provisions of this chapter and from any other provisions of this title if the commissioner determines that the purposes of this chapter and the purposes of any other provision of this title will not be materially and adversely affected by the exemption.  In approving an exemption, the commissioner may prescribe such terms and conditions as the commissioner deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

Sec. 2.  18 V.S.A. § 9435(e) is added to read:   

(e)  A Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (“PACE”) authorized under federal Medicare law may be excluded from this subchapter pursuant to subsection 5102(f) of Title 8.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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