1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 828 as follows:
1.2Page 1, after line 4, insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.441, is amended by adding a
1.4subdivision to read:
1.5    Subd. 60. Negotiated rates. The commissioner may negotiate a rate adjustment
1.6with a nursing facility, according to the process under 256B.431, when that facility
1.7has been purchased by an unrelated party within the last six months. In determining if
1.8negotiations shall be initiated, the commissioner shall consider:
1.9(1) the potential inadequacy of current rates as evidenced by the position in an array
1.10of operating costs of the rates of the requesting facility;
1.11(2) preventing closure of facilities in under-bedded areas of the state, as measured by
1.12the number of beds per 1,000 elderly in the county or in contiguous counties in which the
1.13facility is located;
1.14(3) the ability of the purchaser to provide high quality services as evidenced by high
1.15quality scores of other facilities under the control of the purchaser operating in Minnesota;
1.16(4) the ability of the purchaser to operate efficiently as evidenced by the position of
1.17its other facilities in Minnesota, on an array of operating rates of all Minnesota facilities;
1.18(5) previous success of the purchaser with negotiated rates;
1.19(6) the financial soundness of the purchaser;
1.20(7) avoiding negotiating interim rates with purchasers who have sold facilities that
1.21then requested interim rate negotiation; and
1.22(8) avoiding too much consolidation of the nursing facility industry with any small
1.23number of providers."
1.24Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
1.25Amend the title accordingly