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HF 331

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/02/2011 09:21am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; requiring drug screening for MFIP eligibility;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256J.15, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256J.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligibility; drug screening. new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible for MFIP, an applicant must
undergo drug and alcohol screening, to the extent practicable, following the established
procedures and reliability safeguards provided for screening in sections 181.951, 181.953,
and 181.954. A county agency may require a recipient of benefits to undergo random drug
screening. An applicant must provide evidence of a negative test result to the appropriate
county agency prior to being approved for MFIP benefits and prior to receiving an
extension of benefits under section 256J.425.
new text end

new text begin (b) A laboratory must report to the appropriate county agency any positive test
result returned on an applicant or recipient of MFIP benefits. Upon receipt of a positive
test result, a county agency must deny or discontinue benefits until the applicant or
recipient demonstrates a pattern of negative test results that satisfies the agency that the
person is no longer a drug user.
new text end

new text begin (c) MFIP applicants and recipients shall pay for the full cost of each screening.
new text end