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SF 461

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 03:02pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans
quit using tobacco products; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [144.397] STATEWIDE TOBACCO CESSATION SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of health shall administer, or contract for the administration of,
statewide tobacco cessation services to assist Minnesotans who are seeking advice or services
to help them quit using tobacco products. The commissioner shall establish statewide public
awareness activities to inform the public of the availability of the services and encourage
the public to utilize the services because of the dangers and harm of tobacco use and
dependence.
new text end

new text begin (b) Services to be provided may include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) telephone-based coaching and counseling;
new text end

new text begin (2) referrals;
new text end

new text begin (3) written materials mailed upon request;
new text end

new text begin (4) web-based texting or e-mail services; and
new text end

new text begin (5) free Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco cessation medications.
new text end

new text begin (c) Services provided must be consistent with evidence-based best practices in tobacco
cessation services. Services provided must be coordinated with health plan company tobacco
prevention and cessation services that may be available to individuals depending on their
health coverage.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of health for statewide tobacco cessation services under Minnesota
Statutes, section 144.397.
new text end