Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

02/05/2018 09:00 AM Senate FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
Moved CSSB 37(FIN) Out of Committee
Moved SB 126 Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSSB 4(FIN) Out of Committee
SENATE BILL NO. 126                                                                                                           
     "An Act  providing for an  exception to  the regulation                                                                    
     of  the  practice  of  medicine  for  a  physician  who                                                                    
     provides  medical services  to  an  athletic team  from                                                                    
     another state."                                                                                                            
9:41:06 AM                                                                                                                    
JULI  LUCKY, STAFF,  SENATOR  ANNA  MACKINNON explained  the                                                                    
bill. She offered a Sectional Analysis:                                                                                         
     Section  1:  Adds a  new  exemption  for athletic  team                                                                
     physicians to  AS 08.64.370, which  lists circumstances                                                                    
     where  a  person can  practice  medicine  in our  state                                                                    
     without being  licensed by the State  Medical Board. To                                                                    
     qualify for  this new exemption, the  physician must be                                                                    
     licensed to  practice medicine in another  state, under                                                                    
     a  written agreement  with an  athletic team  from that                                                                    
     state,  and only  provide services  to  members of  the                                                                    
     team  while traveling  to/from  or  participating in  a                                                                    
     sports event in Alaska.                                                                                                    
     Section 2:  Adds a reference  to this new  exemption to                                                                
     AS 14.30.142(d),  which defines "qualified  person" for                                                                    
     the purposes  of evaluating a  student athlete  who has                                                                    
     been  removed from  a sporting  event  or practice  for                                                                    
     suspicion of concussion.                                                                                                   
Ms.  Lucky   specified  that  the   bill  would   not  allow                                                                    
physicians to treat Alaskans, only  members of the traveling                                                                    
team. The purpose  of the bill was to allow  team members to                                                                    
be treated by physicians that best knew them best.                                                                              
9:43:17 AM                                                                                                                    
DR.  JEFFREY  MOORE,  PHYSICIAN,  ORTHOPEDIC  PHYSICIANS  OF                                                                    
ALASKA, ANCHORAGE (via teleconference),  spoke in support of                                                                    
the  bill. He  said  that other  states  had passed  similar                                                                    
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
Vice-Chair Bishop discussed the  fiscal note from Department                                                                    
of Commerce, Community and  Economic Development, OMB number                                                                    
2360. The  cost for FY  19 was $2,500,  with no cost  in the                                                                    
out-years. The note reflected receipt services.                                                                                 
9:45:28 AM                                                                                                                    
Senator  Micciche commented  that  the bill  was simple  and                                                                    
made sense. He was comfortable  moving it with one committee                                                                    
9:45:56 AM                                                                                                                    
DEBORA  STOVERN,  DIVISION  OF CORPORATIONS,  BUSINESS,  AND                                                                    
PROFESSIONAL  LICENSING, DEPARTMENT  OF COMMERCE,  COMMUNITY                                                                    
AND  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  (via  teleconference), said  that                                                                    
the State  Medical Board had  reviewed the bill,  while they                                                                    
had not adopted  a position, the board had  no concerns with                                                                    
the proposed legislation.                                                                                                       
9:46:52 AM                                                                                                                    
Vice-Chair Bishop  MOVED to REPORT  SB 126 out  of committee                                                                    
with individual  recommendations and attached  fiscal notes.                                                                    
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
SB  126 was  REPORTED  out  of committee  with  a "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation  and  with  one previously  published  fiscal                                                                    
note: FN1(CED).                                                                                                                 
9:47:13 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
9:48:31 AM                                                                                                                    
9:48:41 AM                                                                                                                    
Co-Chair MacKinnon discussed housekeeping.                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 4 CSSSSB 4 work draft version U.pdf SFIN 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 4
SB 37 Amendment 1 MacKinnon R.1 (002).pdf SFIN 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 37
SB 37 Amendment 2 Mackinnon R.2 (002).pdf SFIN 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 37
SB 126 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 126
SB 126 Testimony.pdf SFIN 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 126
SB 126 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 126