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HOUSE BILL NO. 553 – Primary health care, oral health


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H0553.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
ORAL HEALTH CARE - Amends existing law relating to health care in rural,
medically underserved areas to provide that the provision of oral health
care be included within the definition of primary care.
02/05    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/06    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/15    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/18    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/22    3rd rdg - PASSED - 59-1-10
      AYES -- Aikele, Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black,
      Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark,
      Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck,
      Jaquet, Jones, Kunz, Lake, Loertscher, Mader, Martinez, McKague,
      Montgomery, Mortensen, Pearce, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts,
      Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33), Smylie, Stone,
      Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Hadley
      Absent and excused -- Gould, Hammond, Kellogg, Kendell, Langford,
      Meyer, Moyle, Pischner, Smith(23), Stevenson
    Floor Sponsor - Henbest
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/25    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/08    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/11    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
      Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia,
      Little, Lodge, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
      Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Brandt
    Title apvd - to House
03/15    To enrol - rpt enrol - Sp signed
    Pres signed
03/15    To Governor
03/27    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 354
         Effective: 07/01/02

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2002
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 553
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 39-5903, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        39-5903.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
  9        (1)  "Applicant"  means  an  entity  submitting  documents required by the
 10    rural health care access program for the purpose of requesting  a  grant  from
 11    the rural health care access fund.
 12        (2)  "Application  period"  means  the  time period from January 15 to May
 13    April 15 prior to the state fiscal year for which funding is requested.
 14        (3)  "Approval" means written notification that the  application  will  be
 15    awarded funding through the rural health care access fund.
 16        (4)  "Board" means the rural health care access program review board.
 17        (5)  "Department" means the department of health and welfare.
 18        (6)  "Director"  means  the  director of the department of health and wel-
 19    fare.
 20        (7)  "Grant period" means the time immediately following  the  application
 21    period  from  July  1 through June 30 (state fiscal year) for which funding is
 22    granted.
 23        (8)  "Nurse practitioner" means a health care provider  licensed  pursuant
 24    to chapter 14, title 54, Idaho Code.
 25        (9)  "Oral  health  care  provider"  means  a  dentist or dental hygienist
 26    licensed pursuant to chapter 9, title 54, Idaho Code.
 27        (10) "Physician assistant" means a health care provider licensed  pursuant
 28    to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code.
 29        (101) "Primary  care"  means  the  provision of professional comprehensive
 30    health services, including oral health care  services,  that  includes  health
 31    education  and  disease  prevention,  initial  assessment  of health problems,
 32    treatment of acute care and chronic health problems, and the  overall  manage-
 33    ment  of  an  individual's  or family's health care services as provided by an
 34    Idaho licensed internist,  obstetrician,  gynecologist,  pediatrician,  family
 35    practitioner,  general  practitioner, dentist, dental hygienist, nurse practi-
 36    tioner or physician assistant. It provides the initial contact for health ser-
 37    vices and referral for secondary and tertiary care.
 38        (112) "Primary care health professional shortage area" means a  geographic
 39    area or population group which the U.S. secretary of health and human services
 40    has determined is underserved by primary care health professional(s).
 41        (123) "Medically  underserved area" means a geographic area which the U.S.
 42    secretary of health and human services has determined is underserved  by  pri-
 43    mary care health professional(s).
  1        (134) "Rural  health  care access grant" means a grant awarded pursuant to
  2    this chapter.
  3        (145) "Rural health care access program" means the program  that  adminis-
  4    ters the rural health care access fund.
  5        SECTION  2.  That  Section 39-5909, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
  7        39-5909.  GRANT AWARD SCHEDULE. The board shall conduct the grant  process
  8    in accordance with the following schedule:
  9        (1)  The  rural health care access director will generate, and make avail-
 10    able, a list of areas eligible for potential grant assistance  no  later  than
 11    November 15 prior to the application period.
 12        (2)  The  rural  health  care access director shall develop an application
 13    form and make guidance available no later than January 15 which shall initiate
 14    the application period prior to the grant period.
 15        (3)  The completed application shall be submitted no later than May  April
 16    15 of the application period.
 17        (4)  The  board  shall issue notification to every applicant regarding the
 18    disposition of their grant request by June 7 15 prior to the grant period.
 19        (5)  Funds for approved grants shall be  disbursed  during  July  of  that
 20    grant  period  or  over  the  course of the current grant year as funds become
 21    available.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

	               STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The purpose of this legislation is to expand the Rural Health
Care Access Grant Program to include oral health care providers.
It also changes the application deadlines to allow for the
inclusion of Oral Health providers.

                       FISCAL IMPACT

There is no impact to the general fund.

Name:	Rep. Margaret Henbest
Phone:	(208)332—1134