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HF 928

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:19pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; appropriating money for programs related to reducing
fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.


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new text begin (a) $750,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $750,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to Proof Alliance. These
appropriations are in addition to base level funding for this purpose. Of this appropriation,
Proof Alliance shall make grants to eligible regional collaboratives for the purposes specified
in paragraph (c).
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new text begin (b) "Eligible regional collaboratives" means a partnership between at least one local
government and at least one community-based organization and, where available, a family
home visiting program. For purposes of this paragraph, a local government includes a county
or multicounty organization, a tribal government, a county-based purchasing entity, or a
community health board.
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new text begin (c) Eligible regional collaboratives must use grant funds to reduce the incidence of fetal
alcohol spectrum disorders and other prenatal drug-related effects in children in Minnesota
by identifying and serving pregnant women suspected of or known to use or abuse alcohol
or other drugs. Eligible regional collaboratives must provide intensive services to chemically
dependent women to increase positive birth outcomes.
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new text begin (d) Proof Alliance must make grants to eligible regional collaboratives from both rural
and urban areas of the state.
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new text begin (e) An eligible regional collaborative that receives a grant under this section must report
to Proof Alliance by January 15 of each year on the services and programs funded by the
grant. The report must include measurable outcomes for the previous year, including the
number of pregnant women served and the number of toxic-free babies born. Proof Alliance
must compile the information in these reports and report that information to the commissioner
of human services by February 15 of each year.
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