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HF 2237

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/07/2012 04:57pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/13/2012

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; removing requirements for implementation of evidence-based
strategies as part of hospital community benefit programs and health maintenance
organizations collaboration plans; amending Laws 2011, First Special Session
chapter 9, article 10, section 4, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9, article 10, section 4, subdivision
2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Community and Family Health
Promotion

Appropriations by Fund
General
45,577,000
46,030,000
State Government
Special Revenue
1,033,000
1,033,000
Health Care Access
16,719,000
1,719,000
Federal TANF
11,713,000
11,713,000

TANF Appropriations. (1) $1,156,000 of
the TANF funds is appropriated each year of
the biennium to the commissioner for family
planning grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 145.925.

(2) $3,579,000 of the TANF funds is
appropriated each year of the biennium to
the commissioner for home visiting and
nutritional services listed under Minnesota
Statutes, section 145.882, subdivision 7,
clauses (6) and (7). Funds must be distributed
to community health boards according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 145A.131,
subdivision 1
.

(3) $2,000,000 of the TANF funds is
appropriated each year of the biennium to
the commissioner for decreasing racial and
ethnic disparities in infant mortality rates
under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.928,
subdivision 7
.

(4) $4,978,000 of the TANF funds is
appropriated each year of the biennium to the
commissioner for the family home visiting
grant program according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 145A.17. $4,000,000 of the
funding must be distributed to community
health boards according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 145A.131, subdivision 1.
$978,000 of the funding must be distributed
to tribal governments based on Minnesota
Statutes, section 145A.14, subdivision 2a.

(5) The commissioner may use up to 6.23
percent of the funds appropriated each fiscal
year to conduct the ongoing evaluations
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
145A.17, subdivision 7, and training and
technical assistance as required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 145A.17,
subdivisions 4
and 5.

TANF Carryforward. Any unexpended
balance of the TANF appropriation in the
first year of the biennium does not cancel but
is available for the second year.

Statewide Health Improvement Program.
(a) $15,000,000 in the biennium ending June
30, 2013, is appropriated from the health
care access fund for the statewide health
improvement program and is available until
expended. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, sections 144.396, and 145.928, the
commissioner may use tobacco prevention
grant funding and grant funding under
Minnesota Statutes, section 145.928, to
support the statewide health improvement
program. The commissioner may focus the
program geographically or on a specific
goal of tobacco use reduction or on
reducing obesity. By February 15, 2013, the
commissioner shall report to the chairs of
the health and human services committee
on progress toward meeting the goals of the
program as outlined in Minnesota Statutes,
section 145.986, and estimate the dollar
value of the reduced health care costs for
both public and private payers.

deleted text begin (b) By February 15, 2012, the commissioner
shall develop a plan to implement
evidence-based strategies from the statewide
health improvement program as part of
hospital community benefit programs
and health maintenance organizations
collaboration plans. The implementation
plan shall include an advisory board
to determine priority needs for health
improvement in reducing obesity and
tobacco use in Minnesota and to review
and approve hospital community benefit
activities reported under Minnesota Statutes,
section 144.699, and health maintenance
organizations collaboration plans in
Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.075. The
commissioner shall consult with hospital
and health maintenance organizations in
creating and implementing the plan. The
plan described in this paragraph shall be
implemented by July 1, 2012.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The commissioners of Minnesota
management and budget, human services,
and health shall include in each forecast
beginning February of 2013 a report that
identifies an estimated dollar value of the
health care savings in the state health care
programs that are directly attributable to the
strategies funded from the statewide health
improvement program. The report shall
include a description of methodologies and
assumptions used to calculate the estimate.

Funding Usage. Up to 75 percent of the
fiscal year 2012 appropriation for local public
health grants may be used to fund calendar
year 2011 allocations for this program and
up to 75 percent of the fiscal year 2013
appropriation may be used for calendar year
2012 allocations. The fiscal year 2014 base
shall be increased by $5,193,000.

Base Level Adjustment. The general fund
base is increased by $5,188,000 in fiscal year
2014 and decreased by $5,000 in 2015.