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SF 396

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 02:05pm

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; requiring commissioner of health to adopt specific rules relating
to the incidence of cancer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.672,
subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.672, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Rule authority.

The commissioner of health shall collect cancer incidence
information, analyze the information, and conduct special studies designed to determine
the potential public health significance of an increase in cancer incidence.

The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer the system, collect information, and
distribute data. The rules must include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) the type of data to be reportednew text begin, including but not limited to the zip code and city
name of all Minnesota zip codes and cities in which the cancer patient has resided
new text end;

(2) standards for reporting specific types of data;

(3) payments allowed to hospitals, pathologists, and registry systems to defray their
costs in providing information to the system;

(4) criteria relating to contracts made with outside entities to conduct studies using data
collected by the system. The criteria may include requirements for a written protocol outlining
the purpose and public benefit of the study, the description, methods, and projected results
of the study, peer review by other scientists, the methods and facilities to protect the privacy
of the data, and the qualifications of the researcher proposing to undertake the study; and

(5) specification of fees to be charged under section 13.03, subdivision 3, for all
out-of-pocket expenses for data summaries or specific analyses of data requested by public
and private agencies, organizations, and individuals, and which are not otherwise included
in the commissioner's annual summary reports. Fees collected are appropriated to the
commissioner to offset the cost of providing the data.