1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/01/2021 11:18am
A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing dentists to administer coronavirus vaccinations;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 150A.055.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 150A.055, is amended to read:
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 an influenza deleted text beginvaccinationdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
(a) The deleted text begininfluenza immunizationdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end shall be administered
only to new text beginnew text endpatients deleted text begin19deleted text endnew text beginnew text end years of age and older and only by licensed dentists who:
(1) have immediate access to emergency response equipment, including but not limited
to oxygen administration equipment, epinephrine, and other allergic reaction response
(2) are trained in or have successfully completed deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text beginnew text end program new text beginnew text endapproved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, specifically for the
administration of deleted text beginimmunizationsdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end. The training or program must include:
(i) educational material on the disease deleted text beginof 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 begininfluenzadeleted 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 begininfluenzadeleted 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 includes, but is not limited to, vaccine storage and
handling, vaccine administration and documentation, and vaccine contraindications and
After a dentist qualified under subdivision 2 has
administered deleted text beginan influenzadeleted text endnew text beginnew text end vaccine to a patient, the dentist shall report the administration
of the deleted text beginimmunizationdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection deleted text beginor
otherwise notify the patient's primary physician or clinic of the administration of the
immunizationdeleted text end.
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