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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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Veterans pilot program. Extends to 2020 the program that provides assistance for certain providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans. (Under current law, the program expires June 30, 2019.) Allows the state department of health to select and approve up to five providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans receiving treatment under the pilot program. (Under current law, only one provider may be selected and approved.) Requires providers to perform services at cost out of the grant amount awarded to the provider. Removes the restriction on when a veteran's injury occurred in Veterans pilot program. Extends to 2020 the program that provides assistance for certain providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans. (Under current law, the program expires June 30, 2019.) Allows the state department of health to select and approve up to five providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans receiving treatment under the pilot program. (Under current law, only one provider may be selected and approved.) Requires providers to perform services at cost out of the grant amount awarded to the provider. Removes the restriction on when a veteran's injury occurred in order for the veteran to receive treatment under the pilot program. Requires providers to quarterly file a status report concerning the services provided by the provider with the state department of health and the department of veterans' affairs (department). Requires the department, in collaboration with the state department of health, to prepare a final report at the conclusion of the pilot program and transmit the report to the governor, the leadership of the legislative council, the chairperson of the house committee on veterans affairs and public safety, and the chairperson of the senate committee on veterans affairs and the military. Requires the final report to be made available on the department's Internet web site. Provides immunity for providers and supervising physicians of services provided under the pilot program. ... View more