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SF 623

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/07/2017 08:37am

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; modifying continuing education requirements for certain health
professionals; providing coverage for certain acupuncture services; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 214.12, by adding a subdivision; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [62Q.528] COVERAGE FOR ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin All health plans must cover acupuncture services for the treatment of pain and ongoing
pain management when those services are performed by an individual who is licensed as
an acupuncture practitioner under chapter 147B.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018, and applies to health
plans offered, issued, or renewed to a Minnesota resident on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 214.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Opioid alternatives. new text end

new text begin The Board of Medical Practice, the Board of Nursing,
and the Board of Dentistry shall require that licensees with the authority to prescribe opioid
medicines receive two hours of continuing education on nonpharmacological alternatives
for treatment of pain and ongoing pain management.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2018.
new text end