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HF 69

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/11/2021 01:44pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 01/11/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; defining care coordination provided by community
health workers; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
256B.0625, subdivision 49.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256B.0625, subdivision 49, is amended to
read:


Subd. 49.

Community health worker.

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "care
coordination" means an activity meant to reduce emergency room use and hospitalizations,
increase access to dental care, or connect individuals with covered services available to the
individual. These activities include but are not limited to addressing a client's mental health;
chemical health; social, economic, and housing needs; and services relating to oral health
and dental care.
new text end

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Medical assistance covers the care coordination and patient education services
provided by a community health worker if the community health worker has:

(1) received a certificate from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
approved community health worker curriculum; or

(2) at least five years of supervised experience with an enrolled physician, registered
nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, mental health professional as defined in section
245.462, subdivision 18, clauses (1) to (6), and section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses
(1) to (5), or dentist, or at least five years of supervised experience by a certified public
health nurse operating under the direct authority of an enrolled unit of government.

new text begin (c) new text endCommunity health workers eligible for payment under new text beginparagraph (b), new text endclause (2)new text begin,new text end
must complete the certification program by January 1, 2010, to continue to be eligible for
payment.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Community health workers must work under the supervision of a medical
assistance enrolled physician, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, mental
health professional as defined in section 245.462, subdivision 18, clauses (1) to (6), and
section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses (1) to (5), or dentist, or work under the supervision
of a certified public health nurse operating under the direct authority of an enrolled unit of
government.

deleted text begin (c) Care coordination anddeleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Patient education services covered under this subdivision
includedeleted text begin,deleted text end but are not limited todeleted text begin,deleted text end services relating to oral health and dental care.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
CERTIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2022 and $....... in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development to provide grants to
individuals seeking certification as a community health worker from a community health
worker curriculum approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
new text end