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HF 262

2nd Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/20/2017 04:19pm

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; extending the Alzheimer's disease working group;
appropriating money.

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

Section 1.

new text begin ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE WORKING GROUP.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Members. new text end

new text begin (a) The Minnesota Board on Aging must appoint 16 members
to an Alzheimer's disease working group, as follows:
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new text begin (1) a caregiver of a person who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease;
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new text begin (2) a person who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease;
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new text begin (3) two representatives from the nursing facility or senior housing profession;
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new text begin (4) a representative of the home care or adult day services profession;
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new text begin (5) two geriatricians, one of whom serves a diverse or underserved community;
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new text begin (6) a psychologist who specializes in dementia care;
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new text begin (7) an Alzheimer's researcher;
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new text begin (8) a representative of the Alzheimer's Association;
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new text begin (9) two members from community-based organizations serving one or more diverse or
underserved communities;
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new text begin (10) the commissioner of human services or a designee;
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new text begin (11) the commissioner of health or a designee;
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new text begin (12) the ombudsman for long-term care or a designee; and
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new text begin (13) one member of the Minnesota Board on Aging, selected by the board.
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new text begin (b) The executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging serves on the working group
as a nonvoting member.
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new text begin (c) The appointing authorities under this subdivision must complete their appointments
no later than December 15, 2017.
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new text begin (d) To the extent practicable, the membership of the working group must reflect the
diversity in Minnesota, and must include representatives from rural and metropolitan areas
and representatives of different ethnicities, races, genders, ages, cultural groups, and abilities.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties; recommendations. new text end

new text begin The Alzheimer's disease working group must
review and revise the 2011 report, Preparing Minnesota for Alzheimer's: the Budgetary,
Social and Personal Impacts. The working group shall consider and make recommendations
and findings on the following issues:
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new text begin (1) trends and disparities in the state's Alzheimer's population;
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new text begin (2) public awareness, knowledge, and attitudes, including knowledge gaps, stigma,
availability of information, and supportive community environments;
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new text begin (3) risk reduction, including health education and health promotion on risk factors,
safety, and potentially avoidable hospitalizations;
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new text begin (4) diagnosis and treatment, including early detection, access to diagnosis, quality of
dementia care, and cost of treatment;
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new text begin (5) professional education and training, including geriatric education for licensed health
care professionals and dementia-specific training for direct care workers, first responders,
and other professionals in communities;
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new text begin (6) residential services, including cost to families as well as regulation and licensing
gaps;
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new text begin (7) research and data collection, including public health surveillance; and
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new text begin (8) cultural competence and responsiveness to reduce health disparities and improve
access to high-quality dementia care.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The Board on Aging must designate one member to convene the
first meeting of the working group no later than January 15, 2018, and to serve as chair.
Meetings of the working group must be open to the public, and to the extent practicable,
technological means, such as Web casts, shall be used to reach the greatest number of people
throughout the state.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Members of the working group serve without compensation,
except for reimbursement for allowed actual and necessary expenses incurred in the
performance of the working group's duties.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Board on Aging will provide
administrative support and arrange meeting space for the working group.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The Board on Aging must submit a report providing the findings and
recommendations of the working group, including any draft legislation necessary to
implement the recommendations, to the governor and chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health care by January 15, 2019.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires June 30, 2019, or the day after the
working group submits the report required in subdivision 6, whichever is earlier.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the Minnesota Board
on Aging for the Alzheimer's disease working group.
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