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HF 3317

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2018 05:52pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; changing provisions to the cancer reporting system; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.69; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.69, is amended to read:


144.69 CLASSIFICATION OF DATA ON INDIVIDUALS.

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, including section 13.05, subdivision 9, data
collected on individuals by the cancer surveillance system, including the names and personal
identifiers of persons required in section 144.68 to report, shall be private and may only be
used for the purposes set forth in this section and sections 144.671, 144.672, and 144.68.
Any disclosure other than is provided for in this section and sections 144.671, 144.672, and
144.68, is declared to be a misdemeanor and punishable as such. Except as provided by
rule, and as part of an epidemiologic investigation, an officer or employee of the
commissioner of health may interview patients named in any such report, or relatives of
any such patient, only after deleted text beginthe consent ofdeleted text endnew text begin notifyingnew text end the attending physician or surgeon deleted text beginis
obtained
deleted text endnew text begin of the investigation and providing an opportunity for the physician to inform the
commissioner of any circumstances that would influence the timing or approach to the
patient
new text end.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [144.9999] TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION TO NON-MINNESOTA
STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) Information containing personal identifiers collected by the cancer reporting system
may be disseminated to the statewide cancer registry of other states solely for purposes
consistent with sections 144.671, 144.672, 144.68, and 144.69, provided that the other state
agrees to maintain the classification of the information as provided under section 144.69.
new text end

new text begin (b) Information containing indirect personal identifiers, excluding direct identifiers such
as name, Social Security number, and street address collected by the cancer reporting system,
may be provided to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of
Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute's SEER registry.
new text end