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SF 847

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to develop a comprehensive
strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS.

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

Section 1. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO END HIV/AIDS.

(a) The commissioner of health, in coordination with the commissioner of human services,
and in consultation with community stakeholders, shall develop a strategic statewide
comprehensive plan that establishes a set of priorities and actions to address the state's HIV
epidemic by reducing the number of newly infected individuals; ensuring that individuals
living with HIV have access to quality, life-extending care regardless of race, gender, sexual
orientation, or socioeconomic circumstances; and ensuring the coordination of a statewide
response to reach the ultimate goal of the elimination of HIV in Minnesota.

(b) The plan must identify strategies that are consistent with the National HIV/AIDS
Strategy plan, that reflect the scientific developments in HIV medical care and prevention
that have occurred, and that work toward the elimination of HIV. The plan must:

(1) determine the appropriate level of testing, care, and services necessary to achieve
the goal of the elimination of HIV, beginning with meeting the following outcomes:

(i) reduce the number of new diagnoses by at least 75 percent;

(ii) increase the percentage of individuals living with HIV who know their serostatus to
at least 90 percent;

(iii) increase the percentage of individuals living with HIV who are receiving HIV
treatment to at least 90 percent; and

(iv) increase the percentage of individuals living with HIV who are virally suppressed
to at least 90 percent;

(2) provide recommendations for the optimal allocation and alignment of existing state
and federal funding in order to achieve the greatest impact and ensure a coordinated statewide
effort; and

(3) provide recommendations for evaluating new and enhanced interventions and an
estimate of additional resources needed to provide these interventions.

(c) The commissioner shall submit the comprehensive plan and recommendations to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
health and human services policy and finance by February 1, 2018.

(d) The commissioner, after consulting with stakeholders, may implement this section
utilizing existing efforts being carried out for similar purposes, in order to reduce the
resources required to implement this section.

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