2005]HOUSE — No. 42793
SECTION 1. Chapter 7 of the General Laws is hereby amendedby inserting the following:— Section 57. (a) There shall be within the executive office for administration and finance, but not subject to its control, a transi-tion provider assistance board. The members of the board shall bethe secretary for administration and finance, ex officio who shallserve as chair; the secretary of health and human services, exofficio; and the secretary of economic development, ex officio.Each member of the board serving ex officio may appoint adesignee pursuant to section 6A of chapter 30.(b) Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum, andthe affirmative vote of 2 members of the board shall be necessaryand sufficient for any action taken by the board. The purpose of the board shall be to allocate transitional assistance funds to acutecare hospitals, and community healthy centers for the provision of medically necessary care to uninsured residents of the common-wealth, based on the criteria described herein.(1) To develop criteria to be used to distribute the funds in con-sultation with the division of health care finance and policy. Thecommissioner of the division of health care finance and policyshall make recommendations to the board for such criteria, whichmay include, but not be limited to, each provider’s proportion of allowable care costs that are not paid for by the recipient, prior toimplementation of the Safety Net Care Health Insurance program.(2) To develop criteria to award hardship relief for qualifiedhospitals and community health centers, including but not limitedto, demonstration of severe financial distress which jeopardizesthe delivery of health care services, and demonstration that that12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
In the Year Two Thousand and Five.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
CT TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY OF PRIVATEHEALTH INSURANCE TO RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in GeneralCourt assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: