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SF 3574

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2022 10:00am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; transferring the administration of the fetal alcohol spectrum
disorders prevention grants to the Department of Health; establishing the base
general fund amount for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevention grants; making
base level adjustments for health improvement in certain fiscal years; requiring a
report; amending Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 16, section
2, subdivision 33; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
145; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 254A.21.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [145.267] FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS PREVENTION
GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of health shall award a grant to a statewide organization that
focuses solely on prevention of and intervention with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The
grant recipient must make subgrants to eligible regional collaboratives in rural and urban
areas of the state for the purposes specified in paragraph (c).
new text end

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

new text begin (c) Eligible regional collaboratives must use subgrant funds to reduce the incidence of
fetal alcohol spectrum 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. Eligible regional collaboratives must provide intensive services
to chemically dependent women to increase positive birth outcomes.
new text end

new text begin (d) An eligible regional collaborative that receives a subgrant under this section must
report to the grant recipient by January 15 of each year on the services and programs funded
by the subgrant. The report must include measurable outcomes for the previous year,
including the number of pregnant women served and the number of toxin-free babies born.
The grant recipient must compile the information in the subgrant reports and submit a
summary report to the commissioner of health by February 15 of each year.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 16, section 2, subdivision 33,
is amended to read:


Subd. 33.

Grant Programs; Chemical
Dependency Treatment Support Grants

Appropriations by Fund
General
4,273,000
4,274,000
Lottery Prize
1,733,000
1,733,000
Opiate Epidemic
Response
500,000
500,000

(a) Problem Gambling. $225,000 in fiscal
year 2022 and $225,000 in fiscal year 2023
are from the lottery prize fund for a grant to
the state affiliate recognized by the National
Council on Problem Gambling. The affiliate
must provide services to increase public
awareness of problem gambling, education,
training for individuals and organizations
providing effective treatment services to
problem gamblers and their families, and
research related to problem gambling.

(b) Recovery Community Organization
Grants.
$2,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 and
$2,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 are from the
general fund for grants to recovery community
organizations, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 254B.01, subdivision 8, to
provide for costs and community-based peer
recovery support services that are not
otherwise eligible for reimbursement under
Minnesota Statutes, section 254B.05, as part
of the continuum of care for substance use
disorders. The general fund base for this
appropriation is $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2024
and $0 in fiscal year 2025

(c) Base Level Adjustment. The general fund
base is deleted text begin$4,636,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,886,000new text end in fiscal year
2024 and deleted text begin$2,636,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,886,000new text end in fiscal year
2025. The opiate epidemic response fund base
is $500,000 in fiscal year 2024 and $0 in fiscal
year 2025.

Sec. 3. new text beginBASE LEVEL ADJUSTMENT; FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM
DISORDERS PREVENTION GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin The general fund base for the commissioner of health for health improvement is increased
by $750,000 in fiscal year 2024 and increased by $750,000 in fiscal year 2025 for fetal
alcohol spectrum disorders prevention grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.267.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 254A.21, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S3574-1

254A.21 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS PREVENTION GRANTS.

(a) The commissioner of human services shall award a grant to a statewide organization that focuses solely on prevention of and intervention with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The grant recipient must make subgrants to eligible regional collaboratives in rural and urban areas of the state for the purposes specified in paragraph (c).

(b) "Eligible regional collaboratives" means a partnership between at least one local government or tribal government and at least one community-based organization and, where available, a family home visiting program. For purposes of this paragraph, a local government includes a county or a multicounty organization, a county-based purchasing entity, or a community health board.

(c) Eligible regional collaboratives must use subgrant funds to reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol spectrum 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. Eligible regional collaboratives must provide intensive services to chemically dependent women to increase positive birth outcomes.

(d) An eligible regional collaborative that receives a subgrant under this section must report to the grant recipient by January 15 of each year on the services and programs funded by the subgrant. 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. The grant recipient must compile the information in the subgrant reports and submit a summary report to the commissioner of human services by February 15 of each year.