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SF 475

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 09:40am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing dentists to administer coronavirus vaccinations;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 150A.055.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 150A.055, is amended to read:

150A.055 ADMINISTRATION OF deleted text begin INFLUENZAdeleted text end IMMUNIZATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Practice of dentistry.

A person licensed to practice dentistry under
sections 150A.01 to 150A.14 shall be deemed to be practicing dentistry while participating
in the administration of deleted text begin andeleted text end influenza deleted text begin vaccinationdeleted text end new text begin and coronavirus vaccinationsnew text end .

Subd. 2.

Qualified dentists.

(a) The deleted text begin influenza immunizationdeleted text end new text begin immunizationsnew text end shall be
administered only to patients deleted text begin 19deleted text end new text begin 16new text end years of age and older and only by licensed dentists

(1) have immediate access to emergency response equipment, including but not limited
to oxygen administration equipment, epinephrine, and other allergic reaction response
equipment; and

(2) are trained in or have successfully completed deleted text begin a programdeleted text end new text begin education on the vaccine
being administered that is
new text end approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, specifically for
the administration of immunizations. The training or deleted text begin programdeleted text end new text begin educationnew text end must include:

(i) deleted text begin educationaldeleted text end material on the disease deleted text begin of influenzadeleted text end and vaccination as prevention of the

(ii) contraindications and precautions;

(iii) intramuscular administration;

(iv) communication of risk and benefits of deleted text begin influenzadeleted text end vaccination and legal requirements

(v) reporting of adverse events;

(vi) documentation required by federal law; and

(vii) storage and handling of vaccines.

(b) Any dentist giving deleted text begin influenzadeleted text end vaccinations under this section shall comply with
guidelines established by the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices relating
to vaccines and immunizations, which includesdeleted text begin ,deleted text end but is not limited todeleted text begin ,deleted text end vaccine storage and
handling, vaccine administration and documentation, and vaccine contraindications and

Subd. 3.

Coordination of care.

After a dentist qualified under subdivision 2 has
administered deleted text begin an influenzadeleted text end new text begin anew text end vaccine to a patient, the dentist shall report the administration
of the immunization to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection deleted text begin or otherwise
notify the patient's primary physician or clinic of the administration of the immunization
deleted text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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