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2nd Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/21/2018 12:25pm

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A bill for an act
relating to health; establishing the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment
Advisory Council; establishing a special revenue fund for opioid addiction
prevention and treatment; appropriating money; requiring reports; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 151.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [151.255] OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
ADVISORY COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment of advisory council. new text end

new text begin (a) The Opioid Addiction Prevention
and Treatment Advisory Council is established to confront the opioid addiction and overdose
epidemic in this state and focus on:
new text end

new text begin (1) prevention and education, including public education and awareness for adults and
youth, prescriber education, and the development and sustainability of opioid overdose
prevention programs;
new text end

new text begin (2) the expansion and enhancement of a continuum of care for opioid-related substance
use disorders, including primary prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery
services; and
new text end

new text begin (3) services to ensure overdose prevention as well as public safety and community
well-being, including expanding access to naloxone and providing social services to families
affected by the opioid overdose epidemic.
new text end

new text begin (b) The council shall:
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new text begin (1) review local, state, and federal initiatives and activities related to education,
prevention, and services for individuals and families experiencing and affected by opioid
addiction;
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new text begin (2) establish priorities and actions to address the state's opioid epidemic for the purpose
of allocating funds;
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure optimal allocation of available funding and alignment of existing state and
federal funding to achieve the greatest impact and ensure a coordinated state effort;
new text end

new text begin (4) develop criteria and procedures to be used in awarding grants and allocating available
funds from the opioid addiction prevention and treatment account; and
new text end

new text begin (5) develop measurable outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the funds allocated.
new text end

new text begin (c) The council shall make recommendations on grant and funding options for the funds
annually appropriated to the commissioner of human services from the opioid addiction
prevention and treatment account. The options for funding may include, but are not limited
to: prescriber education; the development and sustainability of prevention programs; the
creation of a continuum of care for opioid-related substance abuse disorders, including
primary prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services; and additional
funding for child protection case management services for children and families affected
by opioid addiction. The council shall submit recommendations for funding options to the
commissioner of human services and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance
by March 1 of each year, beginning March 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The council shall consist of 17 members appointed by the
commissioner of human services, except as otherwise specified:
new text end

new text begin (1) 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 (2) two members of the senate, one from the majority party appointed by the senate
majority leader and one from the minority party appointed by the senate minority leader;
new text end

new text begin (3) one member appointed by the Board of Pharmacy;
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new text begin (4) one member who is a medical doctor appointed by the Minnesota chapter of the
American College of Emergency Physicians;
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new text begin (5) one member representing programs licensed under chapter 245G that specialize in
serving people with opioid use disorders;
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new text begin (6) one member who is a medical doctor appointed by the Minnesota Hospital
Association;
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new text begin (7) one member who is a medical doctor appointed by the Minnesota Society of Addiction
Medicine;
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new text begin (8) one member representing a pain psychologist;
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new text begin (9) one member appointed by the Steve Rummler Hope Network;
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new text begin (10) one member appointed by the Minnesota Ambulance Association;
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new text begin (11) one member representing the Minnesota courts who is a judge or law enforcement
officer;
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new text begin (12) one public member who is a Minnesota resident and who has been impacted by the
opioid epidemic;
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new text begin (13) one member representing an Indian tribe;
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new text begin (14) the commissioner of human services or designee; and
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new text begin (15) the commissioner of health or designee.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall coordinate appointments to provide geographic diversity
and shall ensure that at least one-half of council members reside outside of the seven-county
metropolitan area.
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new text begin (c) The council is governed by section 15.059, except that members of the council shall
receive no compensation other than reimbursement for expenses. Notwithstanding section
15.059, subdivision 6, the council shall not expire.
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new text begin (d) The chair shall convene the council at least quarterly, and may convene other meetings
as necessary. The chair shall convene meetings at different locations in the state to provide
geographic access and shall ensure that at least one-half of the meetings are held at locations
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner of human services shall provide staff and administrative services
for the advisory council.
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new text begin (f) The council is subject to chapter 13D.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [151.256] OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The opioid addiction prevention and treatment account
is established in the special revenue fund in the state treasury. All state appropriations to
the account, and any federal funds or grant dollars received for the prevention and treatment
of opioid addiction, shall be deposited into the account.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Use of account funds. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2019, money in the account is
appropriated as specified in section 3.
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new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2020 and subsequent fiscal years, money in the opioid addiction
prevention and treatment account is appropriated to the commissioner of human services,
to be awarded, in consultation with the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory
Council, as grants or as other funding as determined appropriate to address the opioid
epidemic in the state. Each recipient of grants or funding shall report to the commissioner
and the advisory council on how the funds were spent and the outcomes achieved, in the
form and manner specified by the commissioner.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Annual report. new text end

new text begin Beginning January 15, 2019, and each January 15 thereafter,
the commissioner, in consultation with the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment
Advisory Council, shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance on the
grants and funds awarded under this section and section 3 and the outcomes achieved. Each
report must also identify those instances for which the commissioner did not follow the
recommendations of the advisory council and the commissioner's rationale for taking this
action.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin APPROPRIATION; OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION AND
TREATMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of human services. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2019, $16,500,000
is transferred from the general fund to the opioid addiction prevention and treatment account.
This money is appropriated from the account to the commissioner of human services. The
commissioner, in consultation with the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory
Council, shall distribute the appropriation according to this subdivision.
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new text begin (b) At least 30 percent of the available funds shall be used for county social services
agencies to provide services to children in placement who are affected by opioid addiction.
The commissioner shall distribute the money allocated under this subdivision proportionally
to counties based on the number of open child protection case management cases in the
county using data from the previous calendar year.
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new text begin (c) At least ten percent of the available funds shall be used to provide grants to county
boards to fund programs and services to prevent and treat opioid addiction.
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new text begin (d) The commissioner may use up to five percent of the available funds for administration
of this section and to provide staff and administrative services for the Opioid Addiction
Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council.
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new text begin (e) The remaining appropriation must be used for the following purposes:
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new text begin (1) providing grants to nonprofit organizations, including grants to regional emergency
medical services programs regulated under Minnesota Statutes, section 144E.50, for the
purpose of expanding prescriber education and public awareness and the purchase of opiate
antagonists for distribution to the health care and public safety communities; and
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new text begin (2) providing a five percent increase in medical assistance payment rates for substance
use disorder services under Minnesota Statutes, section 254B.05, subdivision 5.
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new text begin (f) Each recipient of grants or funding shall report to the commissioner and the Opioid
Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council on how the funds were spent and
the outcomes achieved, in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (g) Of the amount transferred in paragraph (a), $15,000,000 shall remain as base funding
for the opioid addiction prevention and treatment account for fiscal year 2020 and subsequent
fiscal years.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Board of Pharmacy. new text end

new text begin For fiscal year 2019, $3,500,000 from the general fund
is transferred to the opioid addiction prevention and treatment account. This money is
appropriated from the account to the Board of Pharmacy, to integrate the prescription
monitoring program database with electronic health records on a statewide basis. The
integration of access to the prescription monitoring database with electronic health records
shall not modify any requirements or procedures in Minnesota Statutes, section 152.126,
regarding the information that must be reported to the database, who can access the database
and for what purpose, and the data classification of information in the database, and shall
not require a prescriber to access the database prior to issuing a prescription for a controlled
substance. The board may use this funding to contract with a vendor for technical assistance,
provide grants to health care providers, and to make any necessary technological
modifications to the prescription monitoring program database. This funding does not cancel
and is available until expended.
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Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; BEYOND OPIOIDS PROJECT.
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new text begin $1,600,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of administration for grants to Twin Cities Public Television and to the Association of
Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations to produce the Beyond Opioids Project in
collaboration with the stations of the Minnesota Public Television Association. Seventy
percent of this funding shall go to Twin Cities Public Television and 30 percent shall go to
the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2019.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 5. new text beginADVISORY COUNCIL FIRST MEETING.
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new text begin The commissioner of human services shall convene the first meeting of the Opioid
Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council established under Minnesota Statutes,
section 151.255, no later than October 1, 2018. The members shall elect a chair at the first
meeting.
new text end