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SF 633

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:14am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; authorizing medical assistance coverage of primary
care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part
of the child and teen checkup program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 256B.0625, subdivision 14.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.0625, subdivision 14, is amended to

Subd. 14.

Diagnostic, screening, and preventive services.

(a) Medical assistance
covers diagnostic, screening, and preventive services.

(b) "Preventive services" include services related to pregnancy, including:

(1) services for those conditions which may complicate a pregnancy and which may
be available to a pregnant woman determined to be at risk of poor pregnancy outcome;

(2) prenatal HIV risk assessment, education, counseling, and testing; and

(3) alcohol abuse assessment, education, and counseling on the effects of alcohol
usage while pregnant. Preventive services available to a woman at risk of poor pregnancy
outcome may differ in an amount, duration, or scope from those available to other
individuals eligible for medical assistance.

(c) "Screening services" include, but are not limited to, blood lead tests.

new text begin (d) At the time of the child and teen checkup or at an episodic care visit, the primary
care health care provider must perform primary caries preventive services. Primary caries
preventive services include, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) a general visual examination of the child's mouth without using probes or other
dental equipment or taking radiographs;
new text end

new text begin (2) a risk assessment using the factors established by the American Academies
of Pediatrics and Pediatric Dentistry; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the application of a fluoride varnish beginning at age 1 to those children assessed
by the provider as being high risk in accordance with best practices as defined by the
Department of Human Services.
new text end

new text begin At each checkup, the provider must provide to the child's parent or legal guardian:
information on caries etiology and prevention; and information on the importance of
finding a dental home for their child by the age of 1. The provider must also advise the
parent or legal guardian to contact the child's managed care plan or the Department of
Human Services in order to secure a dental appointment with a dentist. The provider must
indicate in the child's medical record that the parent or legal guardian was provided with
this information and that primary caries prevention services were provided to the child.
new text end