D.C. Law 22-62. D.C. Healthcare Alliance Re-Enrollment Reform Amendment Act of 2017.

D.C. Law 22-62. D.C. Healthcare Alliance Re-Enrollment Reform Amendment Act of 2017.

AN ACT

To amend the Department of Health Care Finance Establishment Act of 2007 to require the Department of Health Care Finance to explore the feasibility of incorporating D.C. Healthcare Alliance coverage into the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority's D.C. Health Link program; and to amend the Health Care Privatization Amendment Act of 2001 to require enrollees in the D.C. HealthCare Alliance to recertify their enrollment on an annual basis.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "D.C. Healthcare Alliance Re-Enrollment Reform Amendment Act of 2017".

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Sec. 2. Section 8 of the Department of Health Care Finance Establishment Act of 2007, effective February 27, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-109; D.C. Official Code § 7-771.07), is amended as follows:

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(a) Paragraph (11) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a semicolon in its place.

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(b) Paragraph (12) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

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(c) A new paragraph (13) is added to read as follows:

"(13) Explore the feasibility of incorporating D.C. Healthcare Alliance coverage into the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority's D.C. Health Link program.".

Sec. 3. Section 7b of the Health Care Privatization Amendment Act of 2001, effective July 12, 2001 (D.C. Law 14-18; 64 DCR 10929), is amended to read as follows:

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"Sec. 7b. D.C. HealthCare Alliance recertification.

"D.C. Healthcare Alliance program enrollees shall be required to recertify their enrollment annually. Enrollees may recertify in-person with the Department of Human Services or with the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority, if the D.C. Healthcare Alliance program is incorporated into the D.C. Health Link program. Enrollees may also recertify in-person at a community health provider that is approved by the Department of Health Care Finance for such purposes.".

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Sec. 4. Applicability.

(a) This act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification.

(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.

(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of this act.

Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 6. Effective date.

The act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.