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HF 3291

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/26/2018 05:39pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans
quit using tobacco products; establishing a tobacco cessation account in the special
revenue fund; transferring money to the tobacco cessation account; 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 [144.397] STATEWIDE TOBACCO CESSATION SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements for services. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of health shall
administer, or contract for the administration of, statewide tobacco cessation services to
assist Minnesotans who are seeking advice or services to help them quit using tobacco
products. The commissioner shall establish statewide public awareness activities to inform
the public of the availability of the services and encourage the public to utilize the services
because of the dangers and harm of tobacco use and dependence.
new text end

new text begin (b) Services to be provided may include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) telephone-based coaching and counseling;
new text end

new text begin (2) referrals;
new text end

new text begin (3) written materials mailed upon request;
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new text begin (4) Web-based texting or e-mail services; and
new text end

new text begin (5) free Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco cessation medications.
new text end

new text begin (c) Services provided must be consistent with evidence-based best practices in tobacco
cessation services. Services provided must be coordinated with employer, health plan
company, and private sector tobacco prevention and cessation services that may be available
to individuals depending on their employment or health coverage.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tobacco cessation account. new text end

new text begin A tobacco cessation account is established in the
special revenue fund in the state treasury. Money in the account is annually appropriated
to the commissioner of health for statewide tobacco cessation services under subdivision
1.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginTRANSFER.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2019 is transferred from the amount deposited in the general fund
in fiscal year 2019 according to the settlement agreement to the tobacco cessation account
established under Minnesota Statutes, section 144.397, in the special revenue fund. For
purposes of this section, "settlement agreement" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.98, subdivision 1, paragraph (h).
new text end