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HF 971

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 05:21pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; mental health services; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136F.20, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136F.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Mental health services and health insurance information. new text end

new text begin (a) The board
must contract with one or more independent mental health organizations to provide mental
health care on campus at up to five state colleges. Mental health services must be provided
without charge to students who are uninsured, who have high co-payments, or whose health
insurance does not cover the service provided. A memorandum of understanding shall be
developed between the college and the mental health organization outlining the use of space
on campus, how the students will be notified of the service, and other items.
new text end

new text begin (b) A mental health organization providing mental health care under paragraph (a) must
also provide information and guidance to students seeking health insurance.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for the mental health services
for students required under Minnesota Statutes, section 136F.20, subdivision 3.
new text end