.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2836 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. [144E.51] INTERSTATE HIGHWAY EMERGENCY RESPONSE
1.4REIMBURSEMENT PILOT PROGRAM.
1.5 Subdivision 1. Established. The board shall establish and administer a pilot
1.6program to reimburse an eligible ambulance service for unrecovered costs resulting from
1.7providing emergency services to persons on interstate highways in the state.
1.8 Subd. 2. Eligibility. In order to be eligible for reimbursement under this program,
1.9the ambulance service must meet the following criteria:
1.10(1) be a licensed ambulance service with the majority of its personnel who are
1.11volunteer ambulance attendants, as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision 15;
1.12(2) be located in Washington County;
1.13(3) have an interstate highway that runs through its primary service area;
1.14(4) serve a primary service area immediately adjacent to Wisconsin; and
1.15(5) submit evidence to the board on a quarterly basis demonstrating that it (i)
1.16provided emergency services to an out-of-state resident on an interstate highway, issued
1.17the patient a claim for such service, and was unable to collect on the debt, or (ii) provided
1.18emergency services on an interstate highway to an unidentified patient and was unable to
1.19collect on the debt.
1.20 Subd. 3. Reimbursement. Upon receipt of a request for reimbursement from
1.21an eligible ambulance service, pursuant to subdivision 2, the board may determine the
1.22percentage of eligible claims to be reimbursed based on available funding.
Sec. 2. INTERSTATE HIGHWAY EMERGENCY RESPONSE
1.24REIMBURSEMENT PILOT; REPORT.
1.25(a) By January 15, 2013, the commissioner of revenue, in consultation with the
1.26emergency medical services regulatory board and the Minnesota Ambulance Association,
2.1must report to the governor and to the legislature as to the impediments to collection of
2.2uncompensated emergency care provided by Minnesota ambulance services provided
2.3to nonresidents. The report must be based on information gathered by an ambulance
2.4service participating in the pilot program, established under Minnesota Statutes, section
2.5144E.51, and must consider data submitted by other ambulance services in the state that
2.6have an interstate highway within their primary service area and experience significant
2.7uncompensated care originating from nonresidents. The report must include options for
2.8addressing future collection of unpaid charges generated by nonresidents.
2.9(b) The report must consider and identify options for pursuing options to advance
2.10reciprocity agreements with adjoining states for mutual collection of unpaid charges
2.11for emergency medical services.
Sec. 3. APPROPRIATION.
2.13$....... is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2013 to the Emergency
2.14Medical Services Regulatory Board for the interstate highway emergency response
2.15reimbursement pilot program, established under Minnesota Statutes, section 144E.51. Of
2.16this appropriation, $....... is for the board to administer the pilot program. Funds are
2.17available until expended.
Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.
2.19Sections 1 to 3 are effective July 1, 2012.
Amend the title accordingly