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SF 3388

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/16/2018 08:26am

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a task force on childhood trauma-informed
policy and practices; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD TRAUMA-INFORMED POLICY AND
PRACTICES.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The commissioner of human services must establish and
appoint a task force on trauma-informed policy and practices to prevent and reduce children's
exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) consisting of the following members:

(1) the commissioners of human services, public safety, health, and education or the
commissioners' designees;

(2) two members representing law enforcement with expertise in juvenile justice;

(3) two members representing county social services agencies;

(4) four members, one representing each of the three ethnic councils established under
Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0145, and one representing the Indian Affairs Council
established under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.922;

(5) two members representing tribal social services providers;

(6) two members with expertise in prekindergarten through grade 12 education;

(7) three licensed health care professionals with expertise in the neurobiology of
childhood development representing public health, mental health, and primary health;

(8) one member representing family service or children's mental health collaboratives;

(9) two parents who had ACEs;

(10) two ombudspersons from the Minnesota Office of Ombudsperson for Families; and

(11) representatives of any other group the commissioner of human services deems
appropriate to complete the duties of the task force.

Subd. 2.

Staff.

The commissioner of human services must provide meeting space, support
staff, and administrative services for the task force.

Subd. 3.

Duties.

The task force must perform the following duties:

(1) engage the human services, education, public health, juvenile justice, and criminal
justice systems in the creation of trauma-informed policy and practices in each of these
systems to prevent and reduce ACEs and to support the health and well-being of all families;
and

(2) identify social determinants of the health and well-being of all families and
recommend solutions to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the state.

Subd. 4.

Report.

The task force must submit a report on the results of its duties outlined
in subdivision 3 and any policy recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services, public safety,
judiciary, and education by January 15, 2019.

Subd. 5.

Expiration.

The task force expires upon submission of the report required
under subdivision 4.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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