Listed below are examples of procedural instructions written into MMC legislation.
New York, 1995 – SB5280: The legislature sets a sunset clause on the MMC authorization.
§2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in full force and effect through December 31, 1996.
New Mexico, 1995 (HB 702): The legislature directs an agency to implement a program by a specific date.
Section 23. HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND PAYMENT PLANS. – A. The health care task force and the New Mexico health policy commission and its staff, including the health care initiative, shall develop health care delivery and payment initiatives to support and provide universal health care for all New Mexicans by October 1, 1997. The proposals shall include, to the maximum extent possible, preventive, primary, acute, chronic and long-term care.
Oregon SB 27 (1989): The legislature made sure that the agency would consult all relevant groups and in particular ensured that advocates for Medicaid clients would be given a seat at the policymaking table.
SECTION 4a. (1) The Health Services Commission shall consult with the Joint Legislative Committee on Health Care and conduct public hearings prior to making the report described in subsection (3) of this section. The commission shall solicit testimony and information from advocates for seniors; handicapped persons; mental health services consumers; low-income Oregonians; and providers of health care, including but not limited to physicians licensed to practice medicine, dentists, oral surgeons, chiropractors, naturopaths, hospitals, clinics, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals.