Current law requires the public utilities commission (commission) to oversee the safety and oversight of medicaid nonmedical and nonemergency medical transportation services (transportation services). The bill eliminates the commission's responsibility to oversee the safety and oversight of the transportation services.
The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to oversee the safety and oversight of the transportation services. If a provider of transportation services already complies with the transportation safety standards established by another state department which meet or exceed the rules and processes established by the department, the provider can demonstrate compliance to the department in order to verify compliance with the requirements of the bill. The bill also requires the department to collaborate with stakeholders , including but not limited to disability and member advocates, transportation brokers, and transportation providers, to establish rules and processes for the safety and oversight of transportation services.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)