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HF 1182

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/01/2019 05:39pm

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A bill for an act
relating to health; establishing a grant program to fund immunization-related
activities for geographic areas and populations experiencing or at risk of
experiencing an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginTARGETED GRANT PROGRAM TO PREVENT OR REDUCE THE
RISK OF VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASE OUTBREAKS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall establish
and administer a two-year, targeted grant program to fund immunization-related activities
to prevent or reduce the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, especially in
communities with low immunization rates. Grant recipients shall use grant funds to support
immunization-related activities in at-risk communities to prevent or reduce the risk of
vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Entities eligible for grants under this section are
community health boards, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 145A.02, subdivision
5, tribal governments, and community-based not-for-profit organizations experienced in
serving geographic areas or populations experiencing or at risk of experiencing an outbreak
of a vaccine-preventable disease.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin Entities seeking a grant under this section shall apply to the
commissioner in a form and manner and according to timelines established by the
commissioner. The application must include a complete description of the
immunization-related activities the entity proposes, the geographic area or population to be
served, the amount of funding sought, and a proposed budget detailing how the funds will
be spent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Information and education materials; content. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must
develop or provide grant recipients with culturally competent information and educational
materials on immunizations, based on materials available from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. The information and educational materials must be available in the
primary languages of the populations experiencing or at risk of experiencing a
vaccine-preventable disease outbreak and must at least address:
new text end

new text begin (1) the benefits of immunizations to individuals and communities;
new text end

new text begin (2) health information about the safety of immunizations;
new text end

new text begin (3) the recommended schedules of immunizations for children, adolescents, and adults;
new text end

new text begin (4) programs that provide free or reduced-cost immunizations to eligible individuals;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) health clinics, health care providers, and other locations at which individuals may
obtain immunizations.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
health for the targeted grant program to prevent or reduce the risk of vaccine-preventable
disease outbreaks under section 1. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2021.
new text end