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§ 449.11. Special studies and reports

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: June 29, 2008

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1D. Health Care Cost Containment Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 29, 2008
35 P.S. § 449.11
§ 449.11. Special studies and reports
(a) Special studies.--Any Commonwealth agency may publish or contract for publication of special studies. Any special study so published shall become a public document.
(b) Special reports.--
(1) Any Commonwealth agency may study and issue a report on the special medical needs, demographic characteristics, access or lack thereof to health care services and need for financing of health care services of:
(i) Senior citizens, particularly low-income senior citizens, senior citizens who are members of minority groups and senior citizens residing in low-income urban or rural areas.
(ii) Low-income urban or rural areas.
(iii) Minority communities.
(iv) Women.
(v) Children.
(vi) Unemployed workers.
(vii) Veterans.
The reports shall include information on the current availability of services to these targeted parts of the population, and whether access to such services has increased or decreased over the past ten years, and specific recommendations for the improvement of their primary care and health delivery systems, including disease prevention and comprehensive health care services. The department may also study and report on the effects of using prepaid, capitated or HMO health delivery systems as ways to promote the delivery of primary health care services to the underserved segments of the population enumerated above.
(2) The department may study and report on the short-term and long-term fiscal and programmatic impact on the health care consumer of changes in ownership of hospitals from nonprofit to profit, whether through purchase, merger or the like. The department may also study and report on factors which have the effect of either reducing provider revenue or increasing provider cost, and other factors beyond a provider's control which reduce provider competitiveness in the marketplace, are explained in the reports.

Credits

1986, July 8, P.L. 408, No. 89, § 11, imd. effective. Reenacted and amended 1993, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 34, § 1, imd. effective. Reenacted 2003, July 17, P.L. 31, No. 14, § 5, imd. effective; 2009, June 10, P.L. 10, No. 3, § 5, retroactive effective June 29, 2008.
EXPIRATION
<See 35 P.S. § 449.19 for expiration of this act.>
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Act 1993-34 legislation
The 1993 amendment in subsec. (a) and subd. (b)(1) substituted “Any Commonwealth agency” for “The Department of Health”.
Act 2003-14 legislation
Act 2003-14, § 5, reenacted this section without change.
Section 10 of 2003, July 17, P.L. 31, No. 14, imd. effective, provides that “[t]his act shall apply retroactively to June 29, 2003.”
35 P.S. § 449.11, PA ST 35 P.S. § 449.11
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 11
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