HB 2553

Source: Kansas Legislature

This bill would adopt the Interstate Health Care Compact in Kansas. The Compact would take effect upon its adoption by at least two member states and consent of the United States Congress. The fundamental purposes of the Compact are to secure the right of the member states to regulate health care in their respective states and to suspend the operation of any conflicting federal laws, rules, regulations and orders within their states, and to secure federal funding for member states that choose to invoke their authority under the Compact. The Compact establishes the Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission. Each member state could appoint no more than two members and each member would have one vote. The Commission could not act unless it was approved by a majority of the Commission’s total membership. The Commission would meet at least once per year, with no set maximum number of meetings. The Commission could make non-binding recommendations to member states for their legislatures to consider.

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