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HF 4330

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/09/2018 02:44pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing the Help Me Grow program;proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [124D.176] HELP ME GROW PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The purpose of this section is to develop and implement a
comprehensive and collaborative access, information, referral, and follow-up system for
pregnant and parenting families with children from birth to age 8.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment and administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall
provide funding and shall work cooperatively through interagency agreements with the
commissioners of human services and health to implement this section.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The Help Me Grow program shall facilitate collaboration across
sectors, including child health, early learning and education, and family supports by:
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new text begin (1) providing child health care provider outreach to support early detection, intervention,
and knowledge about local resources;
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new text begin (2) identifying and providing access to detection tools used to identify young children
at risk for developmental and behavioral problems; and
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new text begin (3) linking children and families to appropriate community-based services, including
those that promote family economic stability.
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new text begin (b) The Help Me Grow program shall provide community outreach that includes support
for, and participation in, the Help Me Grow program, including disseminating information
on the program and compiling and maintaining a resource directory that includes but is not
limited to:
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new text begin (1) primary and specialty medical care providers;
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new text begin (2) early childhood education and child care programs;
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new text begin (3) developmental disabilities assessment and intervention programs;
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new text begin (4) mental health services;
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new text begin (5) family and social support programs;
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new text begin (6) child advocacy and legal services;
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new text begin (7) public health services and resources; and
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new text begin (8) other appropriate early childhood information.
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new text begin (c) The Help Me Grow program shall develop a centralized access point for parents and
professionals to obtain information, resources, and other support services.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Help Me Grow program shall collect data to increase understanding of all aspects
of the current and ongoing system under this section, including identification of gaps in
service, barriers to finding and receiving appropriate service, and lack of resources.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Review. new text end

new text begin The Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services must
annually review the following:
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new text begin (1) outcomes achieved by the Help Me Grow program;
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new text begin (2) alignment with overall early childhood goals and objectives; and
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new text begin (3) impacts on young children.
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