REFERENCE TITLE: privatization; correctional health services.
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
Senator Gould; Representative Kavanagh
amending section 41-1608, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the state department of corrections.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 41-1608, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
41-1608. Inmate medical services; rate structure
If a prisoner in a secure care facility requires health care services that the department, the department's contracted health service provider, the facility or a private prison provider contracted by the department cannot provide, the department or its contracted health service provider shall pay approved claims from a facility or provider that provides these services as follows:
1. For inpatient and outpatient hospital services, the department or its contracted health service provider shall reimburse at a level that does not exceed the reimbursement methodology established pursuant to section 36‑2903.01, subsection H.
2. For health and medical services, the department or its contracted health service provider shall reimburse at a level that does not exceed the capped fee‑for‑service schedule that is adopted by the Arizona health care cost containment system administration pursuant to title 36, chapter 29, article 1 and that is in effect at the time the services are delivered.
Sec. 2. Inmate medical services; rate structure; contracted health service providers
The state department of corrections shall issue an addendum to the current request for proposals, number 10017DC, for the privatization of all correctional health services pursuant to Laws 2009, third special session, chapter 6, section 26 to require all private providers of correctional health services to submit total costs that include provider reimbursements pursuant to section 41-1608, Arizona Revised Statutes.
Sec. 3. Emergency
This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health or safety and is operative immediately as provided by law.