Bill No. 1344
Amendment No. 662129
Senate House

1Representative Farkas offered the following:
3     Amendment (with title amendment)
4     On page 4, between lines 23 and 24, insert:
5     Section 5.  The Agency for Health Care Administration shall
6conduct a study of the statutory requirement that hospices
7licensed in the state be operated by not for profit
8corporations. The study shall include an evaluation of the
9effects on quality, availability and accessibility of hospice
10programs in competitive markets where for profit programs are
11operated. The agency shall report to the Speaker of the House of
12Representatives and the President of the Senate by January 1,n
132005 and make recommendations for statutory changes, if
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18     On page 1, line(s) 16, after the semicolon, insert:
19requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to conduct a
20study of a requirement that state licensed hospices be operated
21by not-for-profit corporations; providing study requirements;
22requiring a report;

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.

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