Analysis

Synopsis:

 House Bill 251 (HB251) Relating to Indian Affairs and their right to self-determination; an Act requiring tribal sovereignty in Indian managed care entity contracts with the Human Services Department.

Analysis:

 HB251 relates to Indian Affairs; an Act requiring tribal sovereignty in Indian managed care entity contracts with the Human Services Department.

Section 1- new material: The Human Services Department shall not require a sovereign Indian nation, tribe or pueblo to be party to any Indian managed care entity contract with the state. The Human Services Department shall follow the Indian tribe, nation or pueblo’s sovereign will according to the laws and processes of the Indian nation, tribe or pueblo. The Human Services Department shall respect the rights of the Indian nations, tribes and pueblos to self-determination and to control their respective health care decisions. 

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