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HF 190

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/04/2019 09:24am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/17/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; appropriating money for statewide parent-to-parent programs
for families of children and youth with special health care needs.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services for grants to organizations to support
the organizations' parent-to-parent programs for families of children and youth with special
health care needs. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Eligible organizations must have an established parent-to-parent program that conducts
outreach and support to newly identified parents or guardians of a child or youth with special
health care needs; that provides training to educate parents and guardians in ways to support
their child and navigate the health, education, and human services systems; that facilitates
ongoing peer support for parents and guardians from trained volunteer support parents; and
that communicates regularly with other parent-to-parent programs and national organizations
to ensure best practices are implemented.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant recipients must use grant funds for the purposes in paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) For the purposes of this section, "special health care needs" means disabilities, chronic
illnesses or conditions, health-related educational or behavioral problems, or the risk of
developing disabilities, conditions, illnesses, or problems.
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new text begin (e) Grant recipients must report to the commissioner of human services annually by
January 15 on the services and programs funded by the appropriation. The report must
include measurable outcomes from the previous year, including the number of families
served and the number of volunteer support parents trained.
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