SB597 HFA Ellington AMT

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Delegate Ellington moves to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 597--A Bill to amend and reenact 16-29B-26 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated 29-29B-28; all relating to the Health Care Authority; granting authority to the Health Care Authority to review proposed cooperative agreements; defining terms; setting out legislative findings and purpose; allowing cooperative agreements between hospitals and health care providers; setting forth goals of a cooperative agreement; establishing a review process for cooperative agreements; providing fees; setting forth standards for review of cooperative agreements; granting enforcement powers over cooperative agreements to the Health Care Authority; providing for rulemaking; requiring reporting to the Health Care Authority; setting forth reporting requirements; allowing the Health Care Authority to render a decision regarding reduced competition when a cooperative agreement pertains to an acquisition, merger or combination of hospitals or health care providers.