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HF 1182

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2019 01:00pm

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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 ADDRESS OUTBREAKS OF
VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES.
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 address outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and lower the risk of outbreaks of
vaccine-preventable diseases in communities with low immunization rates. Grant recipients
shall use grant funds to provide immunization information and education to, and engage in
immunization awareness and support activities with, individuals in geographic areas or
populations experiencing or at risk of experiencing an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable
disease. Entities eligible for grants under this section are community health boards, as
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 145A.02, subdivision 5, and community-based
nonprofit 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 address outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases
under section 1. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end