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HF 298

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/22/2007
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/08/2007
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/02/2007
Committee Engrossments
1st Committee Engrossment Posted on 03/22/2007
2nd Committee Engrossment Posted on 03/22/2007

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing registered nurses to dispense oral contraceptives
in family planning agencies; expanding the definition of governmental units;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 148.235, by adding a subdivision;
471.59, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.235, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Dispensing by protocol. new text end

new text begin A registered nurse in a family planning agency
as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0280, subpart 3, may dispense oral contraceptives
prescribed by a licensed practitioner as defined in section 151.01, subdivision 23, pursuant
to a dispensing protocol established by the agency's medical director or under the direction
of a physician. The dispensing protocol must address the requirements of sections 151.01,
subdivision 30, and 151.212, subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 471.59, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


Two or more governmental units, by agreement entered
into through action of their governing bodies, may jointly or cooperatively exercise any
power common to the contracting parties or any similar powers, including those which
are the same except for the territorial limits within which they may be exercised. The
agreement may provide for the exercise of such powers by one or more of the participating
governmental units on behalf of the other participating units. The term "governmental
unit" as used in this section includes every city, county, town, school district, other
political subdivision of this or another state, another state, the University of Minnesota,
nonprofit hospitals licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56, rehabilitation facilities and
extended employment providers that are certified by the commissioner of employment
and economic development, day training and habilitation services licensed under sections
245B.01 to 245B.08, new text beginnonprofit community health clinics providing family planning
services as defined in section 145.925,
new text endand any agency of the state of Minnesota or the
United States, and includes any instrumentality of a governmental unit. For the purpose of
this section, an instrumentality of a governmental unit means an instrumentality having
independent policy making and appropriating authority.