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HF 2653

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2018 04:15pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring the commissioner to make information on human
herpesvirus cytomegalovirus available to certain individuals; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [144.064] THE VIVIAN ACT.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Short title. new text end

new text begin This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Vivian
Act."
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
given them:
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new text begin (1) "commissioner" means the commissioner of health;
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new text begin (2) "health care practitioner" means a medical professional that provides prenatal or
postnatal care;
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new text begin (3) "CMV" means the human herpesvirus cytomegalovirus, also called HCMV, human
herpesvirus 5, and HHV-5; and
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new text begin (4) "congenital CMV" means the transmission of a CMV infection from a pregnant
mother to her fetus.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Commissioner duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall make available to health
care practitioners and women who may become pregnant, expectant parents, and parents
of infants up-to-date and evidence-based information about congenital CMV that has been
reviewed by experts with knowledge of the disease. The information shall include the
following:
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new text begin (1) the recommendation to consider testing for congenital CMV in babies who did not
pass their newborn hearing screen or in which a pregnancy history suggests increased risk
for congenital CMV infection;
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new text begin (2) the incidence of CMV;
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new text begin (3) the transmission of CMV to pregnant women and women who may become pregnant;
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new text begin (4) birth defects caused by congenital CMV;
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new text begin (5) available preventative measures to avoid the infection of women who are pregnant
or may become pregnant; and
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new text begin (6) resources available for families of children born with congenital CMV.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall follow existing department practice, inclusive of community
engagement, to ensure that the information in paragraph (a) is culturally and linguistically
appropriate for all recipients.
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new text begin (c) The department shall establish an outreach program to:
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new text begin (1) educate women who may become pregnant, expectant parents, and parents of infants
about CMV; and
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new text begin (2) raise awareness for CMV among health care providers who provide care to expectant
mothers or infants.
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