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HF 2171

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/20/2019 12:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; directing the commissioner of health to convene one or more
working groups to examine links between health disparities and educational
achievement for children from American Indian communities and communities
of color; requiring a report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginWORKING GROUP ON LINKS BETWEEN HEALTH DISPARITIES
AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR CHILDREN FROM AMERICAN
INDIAN COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR; REPORT.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Working group established. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of health, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, shall convene one or more working groups
to:
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new text begin (1) examine the links between health disparities and disparities in educational achievement
for children from American Indian communities and communities of color; and
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new text begin (2) develop recommendations for programs, services, or funding to address health
disparities and decrease disparities in educational achievement for children from American
Indian communities and communities of color.
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new text begin (b) Membership in the working group shall include persons from American Indian
communities in Minnesota and communities of color in Minnesota and representatives from:
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new text begin (1) organizations that represent American Indian communities or communities of color
and children from American Indian communities or communities of color;
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new text begin (2) community health boards;
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new text begin (3) one or more organizations representing teachers;
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new text begin (4) an organization representing school nurses;
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new text begin (5) federally qualified health centers;
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new text begin (6) school-based health clinics;
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new text begin (7) pediatricians and other health care providers who provide health care services to
children from American Indian communities or communities of color;
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new text begin (8) organizations with knowledge and expertise regarding specific health disparities
experienced by American Indian communities or one or more communities of color; and
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new text begin (9) other experts and organizations designated by the commissioner of health or
commissioner of education.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The working group shall:
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new text begin (1) identify and examine health disparities experienced by children from American
Indian communities or one or more communities of color, including disparities in mental
and emotional health, chronic health conditions, and physical health conditions that contribute
to chronic health conditions;
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new text begin (2) identify and examine disparities in educational achievement for children from
American Indian communities or one or more communities of color, including but not
limited to disparities in third grade literacy rates, proficiency in mathematics, rates of
graduation from secondary school, attendance and absentee rates, and rates at which children
change schools during the school year;
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new text begin (3) identify particular health disparities experienced by children from American Indian
communities or one or more communities of color that have the greatest impacts on one or
more of the particular disparities in educational achievement identified in clause (2);
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new text begin (4) identify disparities in the ability of these communities to access health services;
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new text begin (5) identify new or existing programs or services or recommend additional funding that
would be most effective in addressing the health disparities identified in clause (3) and the
disparities in accessing the health services identified in clause (4), and that would have the
greatest impact on decreasing disparities in educational achievement; and
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new text begin (6) by February 15, 2020, report to the members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over health and education on disparities in health and educational achievement
examined by the working group and make recommendations for programs, services, and
funding that would be most effective in addressing these health disparities and decreasing
disparities in educational achievement for children from American Indian communities and
communities of color.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall provide
administrative support and meeting space for the working group.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation and reimbursement for expenses. new text end

new text begin Compensation and
reimbursement for expenses for the working group members are governed by Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 6.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires on March 1, 2020, or upon submission
of the report required under subdivision 2, clause (6), whichever is later.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; WORKING GROUP ON LINKS BETWEEN HEALTH
DISPARITIES AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
health for purposes of the working group examining links between health disparities and
disparities in educational achievement for children from American Indian communities and
communities of color and the report with recommendations to address disparities. This is
a onetime appropriation.
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