1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; requiring authorization before implementing,
relocating, or closing an enterprise activity; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
section 246.0136, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 246.0136, subdivision 1, is amended to
The commissioner of human
services is directed to study and make recommendations to the legislature on establishingnew text beginnew text end enterprise activities within state-operated services. Before
implementingnew text beginnew text end an enterprise activity, the commissioner must obtain
statutory authorization for its implementation, deleted text beginexcept that the commissioner has authority
to implement enterprise activities for adult mental health, adolescent services, and to
establish a public group practice without statutory authorizationdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
Enterprise activities are defined as the range of services, which are delivered by state
employees, needed by people with disabilities and are fully funded by public or private
third-party health insurance or other revenue sources available to clients that provide
reimbursement for the services provided. Enterprise activities within state-operated
services shall specialize in caring for vulnerable people for whom no other providers are
available or for whom state-operated services may be the provider selected by the payer.
In subsequent biennia after an enterprise activity is established within a state-operated
service, the base state appropriation for that state-operated service shall be reduced
proportionate to the size of the enterprise activity.