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SF 1156

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2021 09:33am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health care; increasing medical assistance reimbursement rate for
administration of COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Section 1. new text beginINCREASE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT RATE
FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION ADMINISTRATION.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.76, the medical assistance
reimbursement rate for administering the COVID-19 vaccination is the Medicare rate for
health care professionals who administer a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the federal
Food and Drug Administration, including through emergency use authorization, to a medical
assistance enrollee in accordance with the professional's scope of practice.
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new text begin (b) This section expires on the last day of the first quarter that begins at least one year
after the last day of the federal public health emergency described in section 1135(g)(1)(B)
of the Social Security Act for COVID-19.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective April 1, 2021 or upon federal approval,
whichever is later.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin The commissioner of management and budget shall review all appropriations and transfers
from the general fund in Laws 2020, chapters 66, 70, 71, 74, and 81, to determine whether
those appropriations and transfers are eligible expenditures from the coronavirus relief
federal fund. The commissioner shall designate $203,000 in fiscal year 2021 of general
fund appropriations and transfers in Laws 2020, chapters 66, 70, 71, 74, and 81, to be eligible
expenditures from the coronavirus relief federal fund. The commissioner may designate a
portion of an appropriation or transfer for cancellation. $203,000 in fiscal year 2021 of the
appropriations and transfers designated by the commissioner is canceled to the general fund.
$203,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the coronavirus relief federal fund for the
purposes of the original general fund appropriation. $203,000 in fiscal year 2021 is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for payments
for COVID-19 vaccine administration under section 1. This general fund appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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