Forty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session PROPOSED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AMENDMENTS TO H.C.R.

2014 (Reference to printed resolution)

HHS H.C.R. 2014

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Page 1, line 1, strike "_______" insert "House of Representatives" Line 2, strike "______" insert "Senate" Strike lines 3 through 19, insert: "1. Article XXVII, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended

by adding section 2 as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor: 2. Health care; definitions A. TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM OF ARIZONANS TO

SECTION 2.

PROVIDE FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE, A LAW OR RULE SHALL NOT: 1. DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY COMPEL ANY PERSON OR EMPLOYER TO

PARTICIPATE IN ANY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. 2. IMPOSE ANY PENALTIES OR FINES, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY,

ON THE DIRECT PURCHASE OR DIRECT PROVISION OF LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO ARE AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES. 3. PROHIBIT THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF PRIVATE HEALTH

INSURANCE COVERAGE. B. THIS SECTION DOES NOT OBLIGATE ANY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

TO PERFORM OR ANY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES. THE TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF ANY

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, TO THE EXTENT THAT THE TERMS OR CONDITIONS DO NOT HAVE THE EFFECT OF PUNISHING A PERSON FOR THE DIRECT PURCHASE OF OR PROVISION OF LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES, SHALL NOT BE AFFECTED. C. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: "DIRECT PURCHASE" MEANS PAYMENT FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE

SERVICES WITHOUT A THIRD PARTY, PRIVATE OR PUBLIC, PAYING FOR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE.

House Amendments to H.C.R. 2014

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2.

"HEALTH CARE SYSTEM" MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITY

WHOSE FUNCTION OR PURPOSE IS THE MANAGEMENT OF, PROCESSING OF, ENROLLMENT OF INDIVIDUALS FOR OR PAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES OR HEALTH CARE DATA OR INFORMATION FOR ITS PARTICIPANTS. 3. "PENALTIES OR FINES" MEANS ANY CIVIL OR CRIMINAL

PENALTY OR FINE, TAX, SALARY OR WAGE WITHHOLDING OR SURCHARGE OR ANY NAMED FEE WITH A SIMILAR EFFECT ESTABLISHED BY LAW OR RULE BY A GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED, CREATED OR CONTROLLED AGENCY THAT IS USED TO PUNISH OR DISCOURAGE THE DIRECT PURCHASE OR PROVISION OF LAWFUL MEDICAL SERVICES OR PARTICIPATION OR NONPARTICIPATION IN ANY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. 2. proposed The article heading of article XXVII, Constitution of Arizona, is to be changed as follows if approved by the voters and on

proclamation of the Governor: The article heading of article XXVII, Constitution of Arizona, is changed from "REGULATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE" to "REGULATION OF HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE"." Renumber to conform Amend title to conform

NANCY K. BARTO hcr2014nb 3/2/2009 1:11 PM C: mjh

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