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SF 475

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/27/2021 11:40am

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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 INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONSdeleted text end new text begin VACCINESnew text end .

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 an influenza deleted text begin vaccinationdeleted text end new text begin or COVID-19 vaccinenew text end . new text begin The authority under
this section to administer COVID-19 vaccines expires June 1, 2022.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Qualified dentists.

(a) The deleted text begin influenza immunizationdeleted text end new text begin vaccinenew text end shall be administered
only to new text begin eligible new text end patients deleted text begin 19deleted text end new text begin 16new 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
equipment; and

(2) are trained in or have successfully completed deleted text begin adeleted text end new text begin an educationalnew text end program new text begin on vaccine
administration that is
new text end approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, specifically for the
administration of deleted text begin immunizationsdeleted text end new text begin vaccinesnew text end . The training or program must include:

(i) educational 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 includes, but is not limited to, 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 deleted text begin immunizationdeleted text end new text begin vaccinenew text end to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection deleted text begin or
otherwise notify the patient's primary physician or clinic of the administration of the
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