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SF 1032

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/09/2017 06:38pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying the definition of traumatic brain injury for
the state traumatic brain injury program; appropriating money for programs related
to reducing fetal alcohol syndrome and related effects; amending Minnesota Statutes
2016, section 256B.093, subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.093, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.


For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Traumatic brain injury" means a sudden insult or damage to the brain or its coverings,
not of a degenerative deleted text beginor congenitaldeleted text end nature. The insult or damage may produce an altered
state of consciousness and may result in a decrease in cognitive, behavioral, emotional, or
physical functioning resulting in partial or total disability.

(b) "Home care services" means medical assistance home care services defined under
section 256B.0625, subdivisions 6a, 7, and 19a.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to the Minnesota
Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). Of this amount, MOFAS shall make
grants to eligible regional collaboratives that fulfill the requirements in paragraph (c).
MOFAS may retain up to eight percent of the appropriation for administrative costs and
technical support to grantees.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Eligible regional collaboratives" means a partnership between at least one local
government and at least one community-based organization. For purposes of this paragraph,
a local government includes a county or multicounty organization, a tribal government, a
county-based purchasing entity, or a community health board.
new text end

new text begin (c) Eligible regional collaboratives must use grant funds to reduce the incidence of fetal
alcohol syndrome disorders and other prenatal drug-related effects in children in Minnesota
by identifying and serving pregnant women suspected of or known to use or abuse alcohol
or other drugs. The eligible regional collaboratives must provide intensive services to
chemically dependent women to increase positive birth outcomes.
new text end

new text begin (d) MOFAS must make grants to eligible regional collaboratives from both rural and
urban areas.
new text end

new text begin (e) A grant recipient must report to the commissioner of human services annually by
January 15 on the services and programs funded by the appropriation. The report must
include measurable outcomes for the previous year, including the number of pregnant women
served and the number of toxic-free babies born.
new text end