PA 11-238—sHB 6612

Human Services Committee

Appropriations Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE COMMISSION ON NONPROFIT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES RELATING TO PURCHASE OF SERVICE CONTRACTS

SUMMARY: This act requires the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) secretary to report annually to the General Assembly on the state's purchase of service (POS) contracting activity. The report must include an assessment of the aggregate financial condition of nonprofit community-based health and human service agencies that enter into POS contracts. A POS contract is one between a state agency and a private provider organization or municipality to purchase ongoing direct health and human services for agency clients.

The act also requires the OPM secretary, in consultation with the nonprofit liaison to the governor and representatives of nonprofit, community-based health and human service providers and within available appropriations, to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide data warehouse. The purpose of the warehouse is to store public and private health and human services data to enable state agencies to track data trends, operate more efficiently, and recommend policy changes. The secretary must report on the study to the Human Services and Government Administration and Elections committees by January 1, 2012.

Finally, the act eliminates obsolete language.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

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