2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Report on Health Care Data Collection (language only)

Item 273 #3h

Item 273 #3h

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 176, after line 49, insert:
"D.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall report to the General Assembly by November 1, 2010, all current requirements to report data and quantitative information to the Departments of Health; Health Professions; Social Services; and Behavioral Health and Disability Services that are imposed on hospitals, nursing homes and nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other health care providers licensed by such departments.  The Secretary shall describe the nature of and authority and purpose for each reporting requirement; if and how the information  reported and collected is analyzed and used; the itemized costs to each agency of collecting, storing and analyzing the reported information and the justification for paying such costs; and the Secretary's recommendations regarding the feasibility of eliminating any existing reporting requirement and/or satisfying its purpose through other methods or from other sources."

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to report on existing requirements to report data and information by health care providers licensed by state agencies in the Secretariat.)