Bill Text: AZ SB1096 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular | Engrossed


Bill Title: Health professionals data; repository; appropriation

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-16 - House minority caucus: Do pass [SB1096 Detail]

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State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fourth Legislature

First Regular Session

2019

 

 

SENATE BILL 1096

 

 

 

AN ACT

 

Amending sections 32‑3249 and 32‑3249.01, Arizona Revised Statutes; amending title 36, chapter 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding article 3; appropriating monies; relating to health professionals.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 32-3249, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-3249.  Definitions

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  "Board" means a health professional profession regulatory board that provides licensure, certification or registration and regulation pursuant to chapter 13, 15, 17, 19.1 or 33 of this title.

2.  "Database" means the health professionals workforce database that is developed from designated database information and maintained by the department in the health care professionals workforce data repository established pursuant to title 36, chapter 1, article 3.

3.  "Department" means the department of health services.

3.  4.  "Designated database information":

(a)  Means information that is collected by a board pursuant to section 32‑3247.01.

(b)  Does not include identification materials and information required to determine qualifications of an applicant for licensure, certification or registration.

4.  5.  "Director" means the director of the department of health services. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Section 32-3249.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-3249.01.  Designated database information; collection; transfer; confidentiality

A.  Beginning January 2, 2020 2021, each board shall collect request from applicants for initial or renewal licensure, certification or registration or otherwise on an annual basis the designated database information prescribed in rule by the director pursuant to section 36‑104, paragraph 25.  Each board shall transfer the designated database information to the department on an annual basis.

B.  To protect the privacy and security of health professionals who provide information pursuant to this section, personally identifiable the information unique to the designated database that is collected or collected and transferred to the department pursuant to this section is confidential and is not a public record pursuant to title 39, chapter 1, article 2.

C.  Each board may maintain and use the data collected pursuant to this section.END_STATUTE

Sec. 3.  Title 36, chapter 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 3, to read:

ARTICLE 3.  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WORKFORCE DATA REPOSITORY

START_STATUTE36-171.  Health care professionals workforce data repository; maintenance; rules; fee; public access

A.  The department shall establish and maintain the health care professionals workforce data repository containing the data collected and transferred to the department pursuant to title 32, chapter 32, article 5.

B.  In accordance with the rules adopted pursuant to this section, the department may assist the health profession regulatory boards in complying with a standardized format and securely transferring the data collected.

C.  The department shall adopt rules to:

1.  Provide procedures for the transfer of data from the health profession regulatory boards.

2.  Maintain the privacy and security of the data pursuant to section 32‑3249.01.

3.  specify the conditions and agreements to release the data consistent with paragraph 2 of this subsection.

4.  establish a fee to provide the data in the repository to persons who request the information.

D.  The data in the repository is not a public record pursuant to title 39, chapter 1, article 3, and the department may provide the data only:

1.  Subject to the conditions and agreements required by the rules adopted pursuant to this section.

2.  Without any personally identifiable information.

3.  For a fee that is not based on the intended use of the data. END_STATUTE

START_STATUTE36-172.  Workforce data repository fund; exemption

A.  The workforce data repository fund is established consisting of legislative appropriations, fees collected pursuant to this article and private gifts, grants, donations and contributions.  The department shall administer the fund, and monies in the fund are continuously appropriated.  Monies in the fund are exempt from the provisions of section 35‑190 relating to lapsing of appropriations. 

B.  The director may accept and spend private gifts, grants, donations and contributions to assist in carrying out the purposes of this article.  These Monies do not revert to the state general fund at the end of the fiscal year.END_STATUTE

START_STATUTE36-173.  Advisory committee; membership; committee termination

A.  The health care professionals workforce data repository advisory committee is established to advise the director regarding rules and policies relating to the operation of the health care professionals workforce data repository.  The advisory committee consists of at least fourteen members but not more than fifteen members who are appointed by the director and includes:

1.  The director or the director's designee, who serves as the chairperson.

2.  One person who represents each health profession regulatory board that collects and transfers data to the health care professionals workforce data repository.

3.  At least two persons who represent universities in this state.

4.  At least one person who represents a community college in this state.

5.  At least one person who represents a hospital in a county in this state with a population of five hundred thousand persons or more.

6.  At least one person who represents a hospital in a county in this state with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons.

7.  One person who is a behavioral health services provider.

8.  One person who is an outpatient services provider.

9.  At least one person who represents a nonprofit organization that conducts research and education related to health care.

B.  The advisory committee members shall serve three‑year terms. Members serve in a voluntary capacity but are eligible to receive reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.

C.  The advisory committee established by this section ends on July 1, 2027 pursuant to section 41‑3103. END_STATUTE

Sec. 4.  Appropriation; department of health services; health care professionals workforce data repository

The sum of $50,000 and .5 FTE positions are appropriated from the state general fund in fiscal year 2019‑2020 to the department of health services to establish and maintain the health care professionals workforce data repository pursuant to title 36, chapter 1, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, as added by this act, and to assist the health profession regulatory boards in collecting and transferring data as required by section 32-3249.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act.

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