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SF 184

3rd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing registered nurses to dispense oral contraceptives
in family planning clinics; providing for adjustment of medical assistance
reimbursement rates for family planning clinics; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, sections 16C.03, subdivision 10, as amended; 148.235, by adding a


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16C.03, subdivision 10, as amended by
Laws 2007, chapter 83, section 1, is amended to read:

Subd. 10.

Cooperative purchasing.

The commissioner is authorized to enter into a
cooperative purchasing agreement for the provision of goods, services, and utilities with
one or more other states or governmental units, as described in section 471.59, subdivision
, entities defined in section 16C.23, subdivision 1, a registered combined charitable
organization and its affiliated agencies as defined by section 309.501, deleted text begin ordeleted text end a charitable
organization defined in section 309.50, subdivision 4, that is also a recipient of a state
grant or contractnew text begin , or a nonprofit community health clinic defined in section 145.9268new text end .
The commissioner is authorized to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements for the
purchase of goods, services, and utilities with health care facilities that are required to
provide indigent care or any entity recognized by another state's statutes as authorized to
use that state's commodity or service contracts.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.235, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Dispensing by protocol. new text end

new text begin Subject to the requirements of this subdivision,
a registered nurse in a family planning agency as defined in Minnesota Rules, part
9505.0280, subpart 3, may dispense oral contraceptives prescribed by a licensed
practitioner as defined in section 151.01, subdivision 23, pursuant to a dispensing protocol
established by the agency's medical director or under the direction of a physician. The
dispensing protocol must address the requirements of sections 151.01, subdivision 30;
and 151.212, subdivision 1. In addition, the registered nurse may not dispense oral
contraceptives if the patient is under 12 years of age.
new text end

new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall work with family planning clinics
to determine a proposed adjusted medical assistance reimbursement rate or rates for
family planning services to adequately cover the cost of covering those services. The
commissioner shall report to the legislature the proposed adjusted rates by January 15,
new text end