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HF 745

2nd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/21/2011 06:07pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to health; creating an Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force; providing
appointments; requiring development of a statewide strategic plan.

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

Section 1. new text beginMINNESOTA AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER TASK FORCE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Members. new text end

new text begin (a) The Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force is
composed of 19 members, appointed as follows:
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new text begin (1) two members of the senate, one appointed by the majority leader and one
appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (2) two members of the house of representatives, one from the majority party,
appointed by the speaker of the house, and one from the minority party, appointed by
the minority leader;
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new text begin (3) two members who are family members of individuals with autism spectrum
disorder (ASD), one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the senate, and
one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house;
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new text begin (4) one member appointed by the Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of
Pediatrics who is a developmental behavioral pediatrician;
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new text begin (5) one member appointed by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians who is
a family practice physician;
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new text begin (6) one member appointed by the Minnesota Psychological Association who is a
neuropsychologist;
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new text begin (7) one member appointed by the majority leader of the senate who represents a
minority autism community;
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new text begin (8) one member representing the directors of public school student support services;
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new text begin (9) one member appointed by the Minnesota Council of Health Plans;
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new text begin (10) three members who represent autism advocacy groups, two of whom shall be
appointed by the speaker of the house and one of whom shall be appointed by the majority
leader of the senate; and
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new text begin (11) one member appointed by each of the respective commissioners of the
following departments: education, employment and economic development, health, and
human services.
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new text begin (b) Appointments must be made by September 1, 2011. The senate member
appointed by the majority leader of the senate shall convene the first meeting of the task
force no later than October 1, 2011. The task force shall elect a chair from among the
members at the first meeting. The task force shall meet at least six times per year.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force shall develop an autism spectrum disorder
statewide strategic plan that focuses on improving awareness, early diagnosis, and
intervention and on ensuring delivery of treatment and services for individuals diagnosed
with an autism spectrum disorder, including the coordination and accessibility of
cost-effective treatments and services throughout the individual's lifetime.
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new text begin (b) The task force shall coordinate with existing efforts relating to autism spectrum
disorders at the Departments of Education, Employment and Economic Development,
Health, and Human Services and at the University of Minnesota and other agencies and
organizations as the task force deems appropriate.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The task force shall submit its strategic plan to the legislature
by January 15, 2013. The task force shall continue to provide assistance with the
implementation of the strategic plan, as approved by the legislature, and shall submit
a progress report by January 15, 2014, and by January 15, 2015, on the status of
implementation of the strategic plan, including any draft legislation necessary for
implementation.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The task force shall expire June 30, 2015, unless extended
by law.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2011, and expires June 30,
2015.
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