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SF 99

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 1st Special Session (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/17/2020 10:07am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; extending the expiration of the executive order relating
to use of telemedicine in the state medical cannabis program; extending the
expiration of certain human services program waivers and modifications issued
by the commissioner of human services pursuant to executive orders during the
peacetime emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; establishing
a 60-day period for the commissioner of human services to transition affected
programs off of COVID-19 waivers and modifications following expiration of the
peacetime emergency; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginCOMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES; EXTENSION OF COVID-19
HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM WAIVERS AND MODIFICATIONS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Waivers and modifications; federal funding extension. new text end

new text begin When the
peacetime emergency declared by the governor in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
expires, is terminated, or is rescinded by the proper authority, the following waivers and
modifications to human services programs issued by the commissioner of human services
pursuant to Executive Orders 20-11 and 20-12 that are required to comply with federal law
may remain in effect for the time period set out in applicable federal law or for the time
period set out in any applicable federally approved waiver or state plan amendment,
whichever is later:
new text end

new text begin (1) CV17: preserving health care coverage for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare;
new text end

new text begin (2) CV18: implementation of federal changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program;
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new text begin (3) CV20: eliminating cost-sharing for COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment;
new text end

new text begin (4) CV37: implementation of federal changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program;
new text end

new text begin (5) CV39: implementation of federal changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program;
new text end

new text begin (6) CV59: modifying eligibility period for the federally funded Refugee Cash Assistance
Program; and
new text end

new text begin (7) CV60: modifying eligibility period for the federally funded Refugee Social Services
Program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Waivers and modifications; extension to June 30, 2021. new text end

new text begin When the peacetime
emergency declared by the governor in response to the COVID-19 outbreak expires, is
terminated, or is rescinded by the proper authority, the following waivers and modifications
to human services programs issued by the commissioner of human services pursuant to
Executive Orders 20-11 and 20-12, including any amendments to the waivers or modifications
issued before the peacetime emergency expires, shall remain in effect until June 30, 2021,
unless necessary federal approval is not received at any time for a waiver or modification:
new text end

new text begin (1) CV15: allowing phone or video visits for waiver programs;
new text end

new text begin (2) CV16: expanding access to telemedicine services for Children's Health Insurance
Program, Medical Assistance, and MinnesotaCare enrollees;
new text end

new text begin (3) CV21: allowing telemedicine alternative for school-linked mental health services
and intermediate school district mental health services;
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new text begin (4) CV24: allowing phone or video use for targeted case management visits;
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new text begin (5) CV27: allowing exemption for temporary absence policy in housing support;
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new text begin (6) CV30: expanding telemedicine in health care, mental health, and substance use
disorder settings;
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new text begin (7) CV31: allowing partial waiver of county cost when COVID-19 delays discharges
from DHS-operated psychiatric hospitals;
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new text begin (8) CV38: allowing flexibility in housing licensing requirements;
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new text begin (9) CV43: expanding remote home and community-based services waiver services;
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new text begin (10) CV44: allowing remote delivery of adult day services;
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new text begin (11) CV50: modifying certain requirements for early intensive developmental and
behavioral intervention (EIDBI) services; and
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new text begin (12) CV53: allowing flexibility for personal care assistance service oversight, except
that the portion of this modification permitting personal care assistance workers to bill 310
hours per month shall expire upon the expiration of the peacetime emergency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Waivers and modifications; 60-day transition period. new text end

new text begin When the peacetime
emergency declared by the governor in response to the COVID-19 outbreak expires, is
terminated, or is rescinded by the proper authority, all waivers or modifications issued by
the commissioner of human services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that have not
been extended as provided in subdivisions 1 and 2 of this section may remain in effect for
no more than 60 days, only for purposes of transitioning affected programs back to operating
without the waivers or modifications in place.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginEXTENSION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM TELEMEDICINE
FLEXIBILITIES.
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new text begin When the peacetime emergency declared by the governor in response to the COVID-19
outbreak expires, is terminated, or is rescinded by the proper authority, the provisions in
Executive Order 20-26 authorizing the use of telemedicine in the medical cannabis program
to conduct patient assessments to certify patient qualifying medical conditions, and to
perform consultations between patients or caregivers and manufacturer employees licensed
as pharmacists before the distribution of medical cannabis, shall remain in effect until June
30, 2021.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; HOUSING SUPPORT TEMPORARY ABSENCE
POLICY MODIFICATION EXTENSION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the
coronavirus relief fund to the commissioner of human services for extending the modification
to the housing support temporary absence policy in section 1, subdivision 2, clause (5).
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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