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HF 2413

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2021 02:10pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; requiring health care providers to obtain a direct
secure messaging address; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 62J; 214.


Section 1.

new text begin [62J.4983] DIRECT SECURE MESSAGING.
new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "health care provider" includes hospitals.
new text end

new text begin (b) Effective January 1, 2022, each health care provider must have a direct secure
messaging address, provided by a health information service provider, to securely exchange
protected health information via the Internet. The direct secure messaging transport
mechanism must meet national encryption standards for securely exchanging health care
data via the Internet.
new text end

new text begin (c) Each provider's direct secure messaging address must be included for each provider
as part of the provider demographic information compiled by a health plan company, state
agency, or health care system, and made available to the public as part of a provider directory.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [214.26] DIRECT SERVICE MESSAGING.
new text end

new text begin (a) Beginning January 1, 2022, each health-related licensing board shall require a licensee,
as part of the licensee's licensure renewal requirements, to submit to the board evidence of
compliance with section 62J.4983.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each health-related licensing board shall collect each licensee's direct secure
messaging address under section 62J.4983 and include the address as part of the licensee's
demographic profile compiled by the board and made available to the public.
new text end