SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
The Department of Health and Social Services, proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 7, Chapter 12, of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with reporting of discharge data from facilities providing inpatient services, emergency department services, and outpatient services.
This is a SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE adding to the NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES that was issued on November 26, 2013, hereby incorporated by reference. This SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE is being issued because the department has decided to include additional facilities that must report discharge data and to offer the public more opportunity to provide comments on the proposed regulations.
WRITTEN COMMENT: You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Jill Lewis, Division of Public Health, PO Box 110616, Juneau, AK 99811-0616; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 18, 2014.
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Jill Lewis at the address above or by phone at (907) 465-8617 no later than April 11, 2014, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Jill Lewis at the address above or go to the Alaska Online Public Notice System website at: http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/ and click on the attachment at the bottom of the page for this public notice
After the public comment period ends, the Department of Health and Social Services will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.
Statutory Authority: AS 18.15.355, AS 18.15.360, AS 18.15.395.
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 18.15.355, AS 18.15.360, AS 18.15.395.
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
DATE: March 12, 2014
/s/William J. Streur, Commissioner
Department of Health and Social Services
ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION
1. Adopting agency: Department of Health and Social Services
2. General subject of regulation: Hospital discharge data.
3. Citation of regulation: 7 AAC 12.185
4. Department of Law file number, if any JU2013200762
5. Reason for the proposed action:
( ) compliance with federal law
( ) compliance with new or changed state statute
( ) compliance with court order
(X) development of program standards
( ) other: (please list)
6. Appropriate Allocation: Division of Public Health
7. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):
Initial Year Subsequent
FY 14 Years
Operating Cost $0 $0
Capital Cost $0 $0
1002 Federal receipts $0 $0
1003 General fund match $0 $0
1004 General fund $0 $0
1005 General fund/
program $0 $0
1037 General fund/
mental health $0 $0
Other $0 $0
8. The name of the contact person for the regulations:
Division of Public Health
PO Box 110616
Juneau, AK 99811-0616
9. The origin of the proposed action:
__X__ staff of state agency
_____ federal government
_____ general public
_____ petition for regulation change
_____ other (please list)_______________
10. Date: 3/12/2014
Prepared by: Kurt West, Project Coordinator