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HF 3871

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/24/2022 03:48pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; changing provisions for cancer reporting; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 144.69.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.69, is amended to read:


144.69 CLASSIFICATION OF DATA ON INDIVIDUALS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Data collected by the cancer reporting system. new text end

Notwithstanding any
law to the contrary, including section 13.05, subdivision 9, data collected on individuals by
the cancer deleted text beginsurveillancedeleted text endnew text begin reportingnew text end 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 begin the consent ofdeleted text endnew text begin notifyingnew text end the attending physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or
surgeon deleted text beginis obtaineddeleted text end.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin 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 provided to the statewide cancer registry of other states solely for the purposes
consistent with this section and sections 144.671, 144.672, and 144.68, provided that the
other state agrees to maintain the classification of the information as provided under
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) Information, excluding direct identifiers such as name, Social Security number,
telephone 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 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
Program registry.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall change the term "cancer surveillance system" to "cancer
reporting system" wherever it appears in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules.
new text end