PREFILED    DEC 05 2019

REFERENCE TITLE: correctional health services; prohibited contracts





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2045


Introduced by

Representatives Rodriguez: Blanc, DeGrazia, Fernandez, Peten, Powers Hannley





repealing section 41‑1608, Arizona Revised Statutes; amending title 41, chapter 11, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding a new section 41‑1608; relating to the state department of corrections.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Repeal

Section 41-1608, Arizona Revised Statutes, is repealed.

Sec. 2.  Title 41, chapter 11, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section 41-1608, to read:

START_STATUTE41-1608.  Administration of correctional health care services; definition

A.  Notwithstanding any other law, beginning from and after June 30, 2021, the department shall administer all correctional health care services and may not enter into a contract with a private entity to administer correctional health care services.

B.  For the purposes of this section, "correctional health care services" includes all medical, mental health and dental services that are provided to a prisoner within a state owned and operated facility. END_STATUTE