1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to health; extending essential community provider designation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.19, subdivisions 2, 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
(a) Any provider may apply to the commissioner for
designation as an essential community provider by submitting an application form
developed by the commissioner. deleted text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (d), applications must be
accepted within two years after the effective date of the rules adopted by the commissioner
to implement this section.
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(b) Each application submitted must be accompanied by an application fee deleted text beginin an
amount determined by the commissionerdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end. The fee shall be no more than what is
needed to cover the administrative costs of processing the application.
(c) The name, address, contact person, and the date by which the commissioner's
decision is expected to be made shall be classified as public data under section 13.41. All
other information contained in the application form shall be classified as private data
under section 13.41 until the application has been approved, approved as modified, or
denied by the commissioner. Once the decision has been made, all information shall be
classified as public data unless the applicant designates and the commissioner determines
that the information contains trade secret information.
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(d) The commissioner shall accept an application for designation as an essential
community provider until June 30, 2004, from one applicant that is a nonprofit community
services agency certified as a medical assistance provider that provides mental health,
behavioral health, chemical dependency, employment, and health wellness services to
the underserved Spanish-speaking Latino families and individuals with locations in
Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62Q.19, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
designation as an essential community provider shall be valid for a five-year period
from the date of designation. new text beginnew text endfive years after the designation new text beginnew text end of essential community provider is granted to a provider, the commissioner
shall review the need for and appropriateness of continuing the designation for that
provider. The commissioner may require a provider whose designation is to be reviewed
to submit an application to the commissioner for renewal of the designation and may
require an application fee new text beginnew text endto be submitted with the application to cover the
administrative costs of processing the application. Based on that review, the commissioner
may renew a provider's essential community provider designation for an additional
five-year period or terminate the designation. Once the designation terminates, the former
essential community provider has no rights or privileges beyond those of any other health