SB557 H H&HR AM 4-4
The Committee on Health and Human Resources moves to amend the bill on page 2, after the enacting clause, by striking out the remainder of the bill in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“That §16-2J-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2J. PREVENTIVE CARE PILOT PROGRAM.
§16-2J-3. Authorization of preventive care pilot program; number of participants and sites; Health Care Authority considerations in selection of participating providers; funding.
(a) The Health Care Authority shall, in consultation with the Insurance Commissioner, develop and implement during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, a pilot program that permits providers to market and sell prepaid memberships entitling subscribers to obtain preventive and primary health care from the participating providers. Participating providers shall not be allowed to offer their qualifying services at more than six separate sites. The pilot program shall expire on June 30, 2011 2016. Those pilots in operation as of the expiration date may continue to operate pursuant to this article and shall be considered grand fathered. The Health Care Authority shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability by December 1, 2015.
(b) Subject to this article, the Health Care Authority is vested with discretion to select providers using diversity in practice organization, geographical diversity and other criteria it deems appropriate. The Health Care Authority also shall give consideration to providers located in rural areas or serving a high percentage or large numbers of uninsured.
(c) In furtherance of the objectives of this article, the Health Care Authority is authorized to accept any and all gifts, grants and matching funds whether in the form of money or services. However, no gifts, grants and matching funds shall be provided to the Health Care Authority by the State of West Virginia to further the objectives of this article.”