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65-6217. Health care access improvement fund; amounts credited; authorized expenditures; interest earnings; accrual accounting procedure. (a) There is hereby created in the state treasury the health care access improvement fund, which shall be administered by the secretary of health and environment. All moneys received for the assessments imposed by K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6208 and 65-6213, and amendments thereto, including any penalty assessments imposed thereon, shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the health care access improvement fund. All expenditures from the health care access improvement fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary of health and environment or the secretary's designee.

(b) The fund shall not be used to replace any moneys appropriated by the legislature for the department's medicaid program.

(c) The fund is created for the purpose of receiving moneys in accordance with this act and disbursing moneys only for the purpose of improving health care delivery and related health activities, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

(d) On or before the 10th day of each month, the director of accounts and reports shall transfer from the state general fund to the health care access improvement fund interest earnings based on:

(1) The average daily balance of moneys in the health care access improvement fund for the preceding month; and

(2) the net earnings rate of the pooled money investment portfolio for the preceding month.

(e) The fund shall consist of the following:

(1) All moneys collected or received by the department from the hospital provider assessment and the health maintenance organization assessment imposed by this act;

(2) any interest or penalty levied in conjunction with the administration of this act; and

(3) all other moneys received for the fund from any other source.

(f) (1) On July 1 of each fiscal year, the director of accounts and reports shall record a debit to the state treasurer's receivables for the health care access improvement fund and shall record a corresponding credit to the health care access improvement fund in an amount certified by the director of the budget which shall be equal to the sum of 80% of the moneys estimated by the director of the budget to be received from the assessment imposed on hospital providers pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6208, and amendments thereto, and credited to the health care access improvement fund during such fiscal year, plus 53% of the moneys estimated by the director of the budget to be received from the assessment imposed on health maintenance organizations pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6213, and amendments thereto, and credited to the health care access improvement fund during such fiscal year, except that such amount shall be proportionally adjusted during such fiscal year with respect to any change in the moneys estimated by the director of the budget to be received for such assessments, deposited in the state treasury and credited to the health care access improvement fund during such fiscal year. Among other appropriate factors, the director of the budget shall take into consideration the estimated and actual receipts from such assessments for the current fiscal year and the preceding fiscal year in determining the amount to be certified under this subsection (f). All moneys received for the assessments imposed pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6208 and 65-6213, and amendments thereto, deposited in the state treasury and credited to the health care access improvement fund during a fiscal year shall reduce the amount debited and credited to the health care access improvement fund under this subsection (f) for such fiscal year.

(2) On June 30 of each fiscal year, the director of accounts and reports shall adjust the amounts debited and credited to the state treasurer's receivables and to the health care access improvement fund pursuant to this subsection (f), to reflect all moneys actually received for the assessments imposed pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6208 and 65-6213, and amendments thereto, deposited in the state treasury and credited to the health care access improvement fund during the current fiscal year.

(3) The director of accounts and reports shall notify the state treasurer of all amounts debited and credited to the health care access improvement fund pursuant to this subsection (f) and all reductions and adjustments thereto made pursuant to this subsection (f). The state treasurer shall enter all such amounts debited and credited and shall make reductions and adjustments thereto on the books and records kept and maintained for the health care access improvement fund by the state treasurer in accordance with the notice thereof.

History: L. 2004, ch. 89, § 11; L. 2004, ch. 141, § 3; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 275; July 1.



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