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SF 475

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/04/2021 01:52pm

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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.

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

Section 1.

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


150A.055 ADMINISTRATION OF deleted text beginINFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONSdeleted text endnew 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 beginvaccinationdeleted text endnew text begin or COVID-19 vaccinenew text end. new text beginThe authority under
this section to administer COVID-19 vaccines expires June 1, 2022.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Qualified dentists.

(a) The deleted text begininfluenza immunizationdeleted text endnew text begin vaccinenew text end shall be administered
only to new text begineligible new text endpatients deleted text begin19deleted text endnew 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 beginadeleted text endnew text begin an educationalnew text end program new text beginon vaccine
administration that is
new text endapproved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, specifically for the
administration of deleted text beginimmunizationsdeleted text endnew text begin vaccinesnew 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
disease;

(ii) contraindications and precautions;

(iii) intramuscular administration;

(iv) communication of risk and benefits of deleted text begininfluenzadeleted text end vaccination and legal requirements
involved;

(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
precautions.

Subd. 3.

Coordination of care.

After a dentist qualified under subdivision 2 has
administered deleted text beginan influenzadeleted text endnew text begin anew text end vaccine to a patient, the dentist shall report the administration
of the deleted text beginimmunizationdeleted text endnew text begin vaccinenew 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
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