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SF 1504

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 08/21/2015 03:43pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; changing the expiration date for e-Health Advisory Committee,
the Trauma Advisory Council, and the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task
Force; suggesting review of data collection on stillbirths and prenatal protocols
to prevent stillbirths; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 62J.495,
subdivision 2; 144.608, subdivision 2; 145.8811, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62J.495, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

E-Health Advisory Committee.

(a) The commissioner shall establish an
e-Health Advisory Committee governed by section 15.059 to advise the commissioner
on the following matters:

(1) assessment of the adoption and effective use of health information technology by
the state, licensed health care providers and facilities, and local public health agencies;

(2) recommendations for implementing a statewide interoperable health information
infrastructure, to include estimates of necessary resources, and for determining standards
for clinical data exchange, clinical support programs, patient privacy requirements, and
maintenance of the security and confidentiality of individual patient data;

(3) recommendations for encouraging use of innovative health care applications
using information technology and systems to improve patient care and reduce the cost
of care, including applications relating to disease management and personal health
management that enable remote monitoring of patients' conditions, especially those with
chronic conditions; and

(4) other related issues as requested by the commissioner.

(b) The members of the e-Health Advisory Committee shall include the
commissioners, or commissioners' designees, of health, human services, administration,
and commerce and additional members to be appointed by the commissioner to include
persons representing Minnesota's local public health agencies, licensed hospitals and other
licensed facilities and providers, private purchasers, the medical and nursing professions,
health insurers and health plans, the state quality improvement organization, academic and
research institutions, consumer advisory organizations with an interest and expertise in
health information technology, and other stakeholders as identified by the commissioner to
fulfill the requirements of section 3013, paragraph (g), of the HITECH Act.

(c) The commissioner shall prepare and issue an annual report not later than January
30 of each year outlining progress to date in implementing a statewide health information
infrastructure and recommending action on policy and necessary resources to continue the
promotion of adoption and effective use of health information technology.

(d) This subdivision expires June 30, deleted text begin 2015deleted text end new text begin 2021new text end .

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144.608, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Council administration.

(a) The council must meet at least twice a year
but may meet more frequently at the call of the chair, a majority of the council members,
or the commissioner.

(b) The terms, compensation, and removal of members of the council are governed
by section 15.059. The council expires June 30, deleted text begin 2015deleted text end new text begin 2025new text end .

(c) The council may appoint subcommittees and work groups. Subcommittees shall
consist of council members. Work groups may include noncouncil members. Noncouncil
members shall be compensated for work group activities under section 15.059, subdivision
, but shall receive expenses only.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 145.8811, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Composition of task force.

The commissioner shall establish and
appoint a Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force consisting of 15 members
who will provide equal representation from:

(1) professionals with expertise in maternal and child health services;

(2) representatives of community health boards as defined in section 145A.02,
subdivision 5; and

(3) consumer representatives interested in the health of mothers and children.

No members shall be employees of the Minnesota Department of Health. Section
15.059 governs the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force. Notwithstanding
section 15.059, the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force deleted text begin expires June 30,
deleted text end new text begin does not expirenew text end .

Sec. 4. new text begin STILLBIRTH REVIEW.
new text end

new text begin The Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force, established by the
commissioner of health under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.8811, is encouraged to
conduct a review of current methods of data collection on stillbirths, prenatal protocols to
prevent stillbirths, available supports for families who have experienced a stillbirth, and
any other information related to stillbirths that the task force deems appropriate.
new text end