CSHB 168(FIN): "An Act relating to state certification and designation of trauma centers; creating the trauma care fund to offset trauma care provided at certified and designated trauma centers; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 168(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to state certification and designation of trauma centers; creating the 02 trauma care fund to offset trauma care provided at certified and designated trauma 03 centers; and providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 18.08.082 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 06 (c) The commissioner shall establish special designations in regulation for 07 varying levels of trauma care provided by a certified trauma center that shall be used 08 to set compensation eligibility and amounts under AS 18.08.085. The designations 09 shall be based on nationally recognized standards and procedures. 10 * Sec. 2. AS 18.08 is amended by adding a new section to read:32 11 Sec. 18.08.085. Trauma care fund; creation. (a) The trauma care fund is 12 created. The purpose of the fund is to compensate certified trauma centers in the state 13 that receive a special designation under AS 18.08.082(c). 14 (b) The fund consists of money appropriated to it by the legislature, including
01 donations, recoveries of or reimbursements for awards made from the fund, income 02 from the fund, and other program receipts from activities under this chapter. 03 Appropriations to the fund do not lapse. 04 (c) The commissioner shall administer the fund in accordance with the 05 provisions of this chapter. The commissioner shall spend money from the trauma care 06 fund for the purpose established in (a) of this section. 07 (d) The commissioner shall establish compensation standards under this 08 section. The standards must include funding priorities for trauma centers receiving a 09 special designation under AS 18.08.082(c). The commissioner may seek the advice of 10 a special committee for review of statewide trauma care and compensation standards. 11 (e) The commissioner may not provide more than 25 percent of the total 12 assets, including earnings, of the fund in a fiscal year to one trauma center. 13 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).