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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1966

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2019 09:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 2.1
2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18
5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7
6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12
7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8
8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17
9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7
10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21
10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12
11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18
11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27
11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8
12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20
12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10
13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15
13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24
13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5
18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14
18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22
18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16
19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6
20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12
20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7
21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30
21.31 21.32 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9
22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30
23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15
23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20
23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26
23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23
24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27
25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33
26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5
26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10
26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22
26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 27.1 27.2
27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17
27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23
27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31
28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10
28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28
28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11
30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20
30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30
30.31 30.32 30.33 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6
31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13
32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25
32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4
33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19
33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11
34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26
35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22
36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29
36.30 36.31 36.32 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10
37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4
38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11
38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15
39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10
40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29
41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7
41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27
41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 42.1 42.2
42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12
42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30
43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10
43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14
43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32
44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14
44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23
44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10
46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22
46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32
47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30
54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13
54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 54.33 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12
55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19
55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16
56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22
57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28
57.29 57.30 57.31 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4
58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10
59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33
60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26
62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23
63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22
65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31
66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5
66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13
66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20
66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 68.1 68.2
68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13
68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10
69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23
69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30
70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28
70.29 70.30 70.31 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16
71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31
73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10
73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21
73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12
74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19
75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16
76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23
76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7
77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26
77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5
78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15
78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19
78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31
79.32 79.33 79.34 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5
80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12
80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9
81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24
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A bill for an act
relating to health; adding advanced practice registered nurses to certain statutes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 62D.09, subdivision 1; 62E.06,
subdivision 1; 62J.17, subdivision 4a; 62J.23, subdivision 2; 62J.495, subdivision
1a; 62J.496, subdivision 2; 62J.52, subdivision 2; 62J.823, subdivision 3; 62Q.184,
subdivision 1; 62Q.43, subdivisions 1, 2; 62Q.54; 62Q.57, subdivision 1; 62Q.73,
subdivision 7; 62Q.733, subdivision 3; 62Q.74, subdivision 1; 62S.08, subdivision
3; 62S.20, subdivision 5b; 62S.21, subdivision 2; 62S.268, subdivision 1; 144.3345,
subdivision 1; 144.3352; 144.34; 144.441, subdivisions 4, 5; 144.442, subdivision
1; 144.4803, subdivisions 1, 4, 10, by adding a subdivision; 144.4806; 144.4807,
subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 144.50, subdivision 2; 144.55, subdivisions 2, 6; 144.6501,
subdivision 7; 144.651, subdivisions 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 31, 33; 144.652, subdivision
2; 144.69; 144.7402, subdivision 2; 144.7406, subdivision 2; 144.7407, subdivision
2; 144.7414, subdivision 2; 144.7415, subdivision 2; 144.9502, subdivision 4;
144.966, subdivisions 3, 6; 144A.135; 144A.161, subdivisions 5, 5a, 5e, 5g;
144A.75, subdivisions 3, 6; 144A.752, subdivision 1; 145.853, subdivision 5;
145.892, subdivision 3; 145.94, subdivision 2; 145B.13; 145C.02; 145C.05,
subdivision 2; 145C.06; 145C.07, subdivision 1; 145C.16; 148.6438, subdivision
1; 151.19, subdivision 4; 151.21, subdivision 4a; 152.32, subdivision 3; 245.4871,
subdivision 27; 245.62, subdivision 3; 245A.143, subdivision 8; 245A.1435;
245C.02, subdivision 18; 245C.04, subdivision 1; 245D.02, subdivision 11;
245D.11, subdivision 2; 245D.22, subdivision 7; 245D.25, subdivision 2; 245G.08,
subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 245G.21, subdivisions 2, 3; 245G.22, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, 7,
16; 245H.11; 246.711, subdivision 2; 246.715, subdivision 2; 246.716, subdivision
2; 246.721; 246.722; 251.043, subdivision 1; 252A.02, subdivision 12; 252A.04,
subdivision 2; 252A.20, subdivision 1; 253B.03, subdivisions 4, 6d; 253B.06,
subdivisions 1, 2; 253B.07, subdivision 2; 253B.08, subdivision 5; 253B.092,
subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 8; 253B.0921; 253B.20, subdivisions 4, 6; 253B.23,
subdivision 4; 254A.08, subdivision 2; 256.9685, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c; 256.975,
subdivisions 7a, 11; 256B.038; 256B.04, subdivision 14a; 256B.043, subdivision
2; 256B.055, subdivision 12; 256B.0622, subdivisions 2b, 8; 256B.0623,
subdivision 2; 256B.0625, subdivisions 3, 4, 13, 17, 26, 28, 60a; 256B.0654,
subdivisions 1, 2a, 3, 4; 256B.0659, subdivisions 2, 4, 8, 11; 256B.0913,
subdivision 8; 256B.73, subdivision 5; 256J.08, subdivision 73a; 256R.44; 256R.54,
subdivisions 1, 2; 257.63, subdivision 3; 257B.01, subdivisions 3, 9, 10; 257B.06,
subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62D.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Marketing requirements.

(a) Any written marketing materials which
may be directed toward potential enrollees and which include a detailed description of
benefits provided by the health maintenance organization shall include a statement of enrollee
information and rights as described in section 62D.07, subdivision 3, clauses (2) and (3).
Prior to any oral marketing presentation, the agent marketing the plan must inform the
potential enrollees that any complaints concerning the material presented should be directed
to the health maintenance organization, the commissioner of health, or, if applicable, the
employer.

(b) Detailed marketing materials must affirmatively disclose all exclusions and limitations
in the organization's services or kinds of services offered to the contracting party, including
but not limited to the following types of exclusions and limitations:

(1) health care services not provided;

(2) health care services requiring co-payments or deductibles paid by enrollees;

(3) the fact that access to health care services does not guarantee access to a particular
provider type; and

(4) health care services that are or may be provided only by referral of a physiciannew text begin or
advanced practice registered nurse
new text end.

(c) No marketing materials may lead consumers to believe that all health care needs will
be covered. All marketing materials must alert consumers to possible uncovered expenses
with the following language in bold print: "THIS HEALTH CARE PLAN MAY NOT
COVER ALL YOUR HEALTH CARE EXPENSES; READ YOUR CONTRACT
CAREFULLY TO DETERMINE WHICH EXPENSES ARE COVERED." Immediately
following the disclosure required under paragraph (b), clause (3), consumers must be given
a telephone number to use to contact the health maintenance organization for specific
information about access to provider types.

(d) The disclosures required in paragraphs (b) and (c) are not required on billboards or
image, and name identification advertisement.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62E.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Number three plan.

A plan of health coverage shall be certified as a
number three qualified plan if it otherwise meets the requirements established by chapters
62A, 62C, and 62Q, and the other laws of this state, whether or not the policy is issued in
Minnesota, and meets or exceeds the following minimum standards:

(a) The minimum benefits for a covered individual shall, subject to the other provisions
of this subdivision, be equal to at least 80 percent of the cost of covered services in excess
of an annual deductible which does not exceed $150 per person. The coverage shall include
a limitation of $3,000 per person on total annual out-of-pocket expenses for services covered
under this subdivision. The coverage shall not be subject to a lifetime maximum on essential
health benefits.

The prohibition on lifetime maximums for essential health benefits and $3,000 limitation
on total annual out-of-pocket expenses shall not be subject to change or substitution by use
of an actuarially equivalent benefit.

(b) Covered expenses shall be the usual and customary charges for the following services
and articles when prescribed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end:

(1) hospital services;

(2) professional services for the diagnosis or treatment of injuries, illnesses, or conditions,
other than dental, which are rendered by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
or at the physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end direction;

(3) drugs requiring a physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end prescription;

(4) services of a nursing home for not more than 120 days in a year if the services would
qualify as reimbursable services under Medicare;

(5) services of a home health agency if the services would qualify as reimbursable
services under Medicare;

(6) use of radium or other radioactive materials;

(7) oxygen;

(8) anesthetics;

(9) prostheses other than dental but including scalp hair prostheses worn for hair loss
suffered as a result of alopecia areata;

(10) rental or purchase, as appropriate, of durable medical equipment other than
eyeglasses and hearing aids, unless coverage is required under section 62Q.675;

(11) diagnostic x-rays and laboratory tests;

(12) oral surgery for partially or completely unerupted impacted teeth, a tooth root
without the extraction of the entire tooth, or the gums and tissues of the mouth when not
performed in connection with the extraction or repair of teeth;

(13) services of a physical therapist;

(14) transportation provided by licensed ambulance service to the nearest facility qualified
to treat the condition; or a reasonable mileage rate for transportation to a kidney dialysis
center for treatment; and

(15) services of an occupational therapist.

(c) Covered expenses for the services and articles specified in this subdivision do not
include the following:

(1) any charge for care for injury or disease either (i) arising out of an injury in the course
of employment and subject to a workers' compensation or similar law, (ii) for which benefits
are payable without regard to fault under coverage statutorily required to be contained in
any motor vehicle, or other liability insurance policy or equivalent self-insurance, or (iii)
for which benefits are payable under another policy of accident and health insurance,
Medicare, or any other governmental program except as otherwise provided by section
62A.04, subdivision 3, clause (4);

(2) any charge for treatment for cosmetic purposes other than for reconstructive surgery
when such service is incidental to or follows surgery resulting from injury, sickness, or
other diseases of the involved part or when such service is performed on a covered dependent
child because of congenital disease or anomaly which has resulted in a functional defect as
determined by the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end;

(3) care which is primarily for custodial or domiciliary purposes which would not qualify
as eligible services under Medicare;

(4) any charge for confinement in a private room to the extent it is in excess of the
institution's charge for its most common semiprivate room, unless a private room is prescribed
as medically necessary by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, provided,
however, that if the institution does not have semiprivate rooms, its most common semiprivate
room charge shall be considered to be 90 percent of its lowest private room charge;

(5) that part of any charge for services or articles rendered or prescribed by a physician,new text begin
advanced practice registered nurse,
new text end dentist, or other health care personnel which exceeds
the prevailing charge in the locality where the service is provided; and

(6) any charge for services or articles the provision of which is not within the scope of
authorized practice of the institution or individual rendering the services or articles.

(d) The minimum benefits for a qualified plan shall include, in addition to those benefits
specified in clauses (a) and (e), benefits for well baby care, effective July 1, 1980, subject
to applicable deductibles, coinsurance provisions, and maximum lifetime benefit limitations.

(e) Effective July 1, 1979, the minimum benefits of a qualified plan shall include, in
addition to those benefits specified in clause (a), a second opinion from a physician on all
surgical procedures expected to cost a total of $500 or more in physician, laboratory, and
hospital fees, provided that the coverage need not include the repetition of any diagnostic
tests.

(f) Effective August 1, 1985, the minimum benefits of a qualified plan must include, in
addition to the benefits specified in clauses (a), (d), and (e), coverage for special dietary
treatment for phenylketonuria when recommended by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end.

(g) Outpatient mental health coverage is subject to section 62A.152, subdivision 2.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62J.17, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Expenditure reporting.

Each hospital, outpatient surgical center, diagnostic
imaging center, and physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end clinic shall report
annually to the commissioner on all major spending commitments, in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner. The report shall include the following information:

(1) a description of major spending commitments made during the previous year,
including the total dollar amount of major spending commitments and purpose of the
expenditures;

(2) the cost of land acquisition, construction of new facilities, and renovation of existing
facilities;

(3) the cost of purchased or leased medical equipment, by type of equipment;

(4) expenditures by type for specialty care and new specialized services;

(5) information on the amount and types of added capacity for diagnostic imaging
services, outpatient surgical services, and new specialized services; and

(6) information on investments in electronic medical records systems.

For hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, this information shall be included in reports
to the commissioner that are required under section 144.698. For diagnostic imaging centers,
this information shall be included in reports to the commissioner that are required under
section 144.565. For all other health care providers that are subject to this reporting
requirement, reports must be submitted to the commissioner by March 1 each year for the
preceding calendar year.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62J.23, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Restrictions.

(a) From July 1, 1992, until rules are adopted by the commissioner
under this section, the restrictions in the federal Medicare antikickback statutes in section
1128B(b) of the Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42, section 1320a-7b(b), and
rules adopted under the federal statutes, apply to all persons in the state, regardless of whether
the person participates in any state health care program.

(b) Nothing in paragraph (a) shall be construed to prohibit an individual from receiving
a discount or other reduction in price or a limited-time free supply or samples of a prescription
drug, medical supply, or medical equipment offered by a pharmaceutical manufacturer,
medical supply or device manufacturer, health plan company, or pharmacy benefit manager,
so long as:

(1) the discount or reduction in price is provided to the individual in connection with
the purchase of a prescription drug, medical supply, or medical equipment prescribed for
that individual;

(2) it otherwise complies with the requirements of state and federal law applicable to
enrollees of state and federal public health care programs;

(3) the discount or reduction in price does not exceed the amount paid directly by the
individual for the prescription drug, medical supply, or medical equipment; and

(4) the limited-time free supply or samples are provided by a physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or pharmacist, as provided by the federal Prescription Drug Marketing
Act.

(c) No benefit, reward, remuneration, or incentive for continued product use may be
provided to an individual or an individual's family by a pharmaceutical manufacturer,
medical supply or device manufacturer, or pharmacy benefit manager, except that this
prohibition does not apply to:

(1) activities permitted under paragraph (b);

(2) a pharmaceutical manufacturer, medical supply or device manufacturer, health plan
company, or pharmacy benefit manager providing to a patient, at a discount or reduced
price or free of charge, ancillary products necessary for treatment of the medical condition
for which the prescription drug, medical supply, or medical equipment was prescribed or
provided; and

(3) a pharmaceutical manufacturer, medical supply or device manufacturer, health plan
company, or pharmacy benefit manager providing to a patient a trinket or memento of
insignificant value.

(d) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit a health plan company
from offering a tiered formulary with different co-payment or cost-sharing amounts for
different drugs.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62J.495, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Definitions.

(a) "Certified electronic health record technology" means an
electronic health record that is certified pursuant to section 3001(c)(5) of the HITECH Act
to meet the standards and implementation specifications adopted under section 3004 as
applicable.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.

(c) "Pharmaceutical electronic data intermediary" means any entity that provides the
infrastructure to connect computer systems or other electronic devices utilized by prescribing
practitioners with those used by pharmacies, health plans, third-party administrators, and
pharmacy benefit managers in order to facilitate the secure transmission of electronic
prescriptions, refill authorization requests, communications, and other prescription-related
information between such entities.

(d) "HITECH Act" means the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical
Health Act in division A, title XIII and division B, title IV of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, including federal regulations adopted under that act.

(e) "Interoperable electronic health record" means an electronic health record that securely
exchanges health information with another electronic health record system that meets
requirements specified in subdivision 3, and national requirements for certification under
the HITECH Act.

(f) "Qualified electronic health record" means an electronic record of health-related
information on an individual that includes patient demographic and clinical health information
and has the capacity to:

(1) provide clinical decision support;

(2) support deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin providernew text end order entry;

(3) capture and query information relevant to health care quality; and

(4) exchange electronic health information with, and integrate such information from,
other sources.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62J.496, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

(a) "Eligible borrower" means one of the following:

(1) federally qualified health centers;

(2) community clinics, as defined under section 145.9268;

(3) nonprofit or local unit of government hospitals licensed under sections 144.50 to
144.56;

(4) individual or small group physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end practices
that are focused primarily on primary care;

(5) nursing facilities licensed under sections 144A.01 to 144A.27;

(6) local public health departments as defined in chapter 145A; and

(7) other providers of health or health care services approved by the commissioner for
which interoperable electronic health record capability would improve quality of care,
patient safety, or community health.

(b) The commissioner shall administer the loan fund to prioritize support and assistance
to:

(1) critical access hospitals;

(2) federally qualified health centers;

(3) entities that serve uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved individuals,
regardless of whether such area is urban or rural;

(4) individual or small group practices that are primarily focused on primary care;

(5) nursing facilities certified to participate in the medical assistance program; and

(6) providers enrolled in the elderly waiver program of customized living or 24-hour
customized living of the medical assistance program, if at least half of their annual operating
revenue is paid under the medical assistance program.

(c) An eligible applicant must submit a loan application to the commissioner of health
on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The application must include, at a minimum:

(1) the amount of the loan requested and a description of the purpose or project for which
the loan proceeds will be used;

(2) a quote from a vendor;

(3) a description of the health care entities and other groups participating in the project;

(4) evidence of financial stability and a demonstrated ability to repay the loan;

(5) a description of how the system to be financed interoperates or plans in the future
to interoperate with other health care entities and provider groups located in the same
geographical area;

(6) a plan on how the certified electronic health record technology will be maintained
and supported over time; and

(7) any other requirements for applications included or developed pursuant to section
3014 of the HITECH Act.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62J.52, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Uniform billing form CMS 1500.

(a) On and after January 1, 1996, all
noninstitutional health care services rendered by providers in Minnesota except dental or
pharmacy providers, that are not currently being billed using an equivalent electronic billing
format, must be billed using the most current version of the health insurance claim form
CMS 1500.

(b) The instructions and definitions for the use of the uniform billing form CMS 1500
shall be in accordance with the manual developed by the Administrative Uniformity
Committee entitled standards for the use of the CMS 1500 form, dated February 1994, as
further defined by the commissioner.

(c) Services to be billed using the uniform billing form CMS 1500 include physician
services and supplies, durable medical equipment, noninstitutional ambulance services,
independent ancillary services including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech
therapy and audiology, home infusion therapy, podiatry services, optometry services, mental
health licensed professional services, substance abuse licensed professional services, deleted text beginnursing
practitioner professional services, certified registered nurse anesthetists
deleted text endnew text begin advanced practice
registered nurse services
new text end, chiropractors, physician assistants, laboratories, medical suppliers,
waivered services, personal care attendants, and other health care providers such as day
activity centers and freestanding ambulatory surgical centers.

(d) Services provided by Medicare Critical Access Hospitals electing Method II billing
will be allowed an exception to this provision to allow the inclusion of the professional fees
on the CMS 1450.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62J.823, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Applicability and scope.

Any hospital, as defined in section 144.696,
subdivision 3, and outpatient surgical center, as defined in section 144.696, subdivision 4,
shall provide a written estimate of the cost of a specific service or stay upon the request of
a patient, doctor,new text begin advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or the patient's representative. The
request must include:

(1) the health coverage status of the patient, including the specific health plan or other
health coverage under which the patient is enrolled, if any; and

(2) at least one of the following:

(i) the specific diagnostic-related group code;

(ii) the name of the procedure or procedures to be performed;

(iii) the type of treatment to be received; or

(iv) any other information that will allow the hospital or outpatient surgical center to
determine the specific diagnostic-related group or procedure code or codes.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.184, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the terms in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.

(b) "Clinical practice guideline" means a systematically developed statement to assist
health care providers and enrollees in making decisions about appropriate health care services
for specific clinical circumstances and conditions developed independently of a health plan
company, pharmaceutical manufacturer, or any entity with a conflict of interest.

(c) "Clinical review criteria" means the written screening procedures, decision abstracts,
clinical protocols, and clinical practice guidelines used by a health plan company to determine
the medical necessity and appropriateness of health care services.

(d) "Health plan company" has the meaning given in section 62Q.01, subdivision 4, but
does not include a managed care organization or county-based purchasing plan participating
in a public program under chapter 256B or 256L, or an integrated health partnership under
section 256B.0755.

(e) "Step therapy protocol" means a protocol or program that establishes the specific
sequence in which prescription drugs for a specified medical condition, including
self-administered new text begindrugs new text endand deleted text beginphysician-administereddeleted text end drugsnew text begin that are administered by a physician
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end, are medically appropriate for a particular enrollee
and are covered under a health plan.

(f) "Step therapy override" means that the step therapy protocol is overridden in favor
of coverage of the selected prescription drug of the prescribing health care provider because
at least one of the conditions of subdivision 3, paragraph (a), exists.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.43, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Closed-panel health plan.

For purposes of this section, "closed-panel
health plan" means a health plan as defined in section 62Q.01 that requires an enrollee to
receive all or a majority of primary care services from a specific clinic or deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin primary
care provider
new text end designated by the enrollee that is within the health plan company's clinic or
deleted text begin physiciandeleted text endnew text begin providernew text end network.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.43, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Access requirement.

Every closed-panel health plan must allow enrollees
under the age of 26 years to change their designated clinic or deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin primary care providernew text end
at least once per month, as long as the clinic or deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin providernew text end is part of the health plan
company's statewide clinic or deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin providernew text end network. A health plan company shall not
charge enrollees who choose this option higher premiums or cost sharing than would
otherwise apply to enrollees who do not choose this option. A health plan company may
require enrollees to provide 15 days' written notice of intent to change their designated clinic
or deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin primary care providernew text end.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.54, is amended to read:


62Q.54 REFERRALS FOR RESIDENTS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

If an enrollee is a resident of a health care facility licensed under chapter 144A or a
housing with services establishment registered under chapter 144D, the enrollee's primary
care deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text endnew text begin providernew text end must refer the enrollee to that facility's skilled nursing unit or that
facility's appropriate care setting, provided that the health plan company and the provider
can best meet the patient's needs in that setting, if the following conditions are met:

(1) the facility agrees to be reimbursed at that health plan company's contract rate
negotiated with similar providers for the same services and supplies; and

(2) the facility meets all guidelines established by the health plan company related to
quality of care, utilization, referral authorization, risk assumption, use of health plan company
network, and other criteria applicable to providers under contract for the same services and
supplies.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.57, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Choice of primary care provider.

(a) If a health plan company offering
a group health plan, or an individual health plan that is not a grandfathered plan, requires
or provides for the designation by an enrollee of a participating primary care provider, the
health plan company shall permit each enrollee to:

(1) designate any participating primary care provider available to accept the enrollee;
and

(2) for a child, designate any participating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end who specializes in pediatrics as the child's primary care provider and is available to
accept the child.

(b) This section does not waive any exclusions of coverage under the terms and conditions
of the health plan with respect to coverage of pediatric care.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.73, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Standards of review.

(a) For an external review of any issue in an adverse
determination that does not require a medical necessity determination, the external review
must be based on whether the adverse determination was in compliance with the enrollee's
health benefit plan.

(b) For an external review of any issue in an adverse determination by a health plan
company licensed under chapter 62D that requires a medical necessity determination, the
external review must determine whether the adverse determination was consistent with the
definition of medically necessary care in Minnesota Rules, part 4685.0100, subpart 9b.

(c) For an external review of any issue in an adverse determination by a health plan
company, other than a health plan company licensed under chapter 62D, that requires a
medical necessity determination, the external review must determine whether the adverse
determination was consistent with the definition of medically necessary care in section
62Q.53, subdivision 2.

(d) For an external review of an adverse determination involving experimental or
investigational treatment, the external review entity must base its decision on all documents
submitted by the health plan company and enrollee, including medical records, the attending
physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or health care professional's recommendation,
consulting reports from health care professionals, the terms of coverage, federal Food and
Drug Administration approval, and medical or scientific evidence or evidence-based
standards.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.733, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Health care provider or provider.

"Health care provider" or "provider" means
a physician, new text beginadvanced practice registered nurse, new text endchiropractor, dentist, podiatrist, or other
provider as defined under section 62J.03, other than hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers,
or freestanding emergency rooms.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62Q.74, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, "category of coverage"
means one of the following types of health-related coverage:

(1) health;

(2) no-fault automobile medical benefits; or

(3) workers' compensation medical benefits.

(b) "Health care provider" or "provider" means a physician, new text beginadvanced practice registered
nurse,
new text endchiropractor, dentist, podiatrist, hospital, ambulatory surgical center, freestanding
emergency room, or other provider, as defined in section 62J.03.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62S.08, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Mandatory format.

The following standard format outline of coverage must
be used, unless otherwise specifically indicated:

COMPANY NAME

ADDRESS - CITY AND STATE

TELEPHONE NUMBER

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE

OUTLINE OF COVERAGE

Policy Number or Group Master Policy and Certificate Number

(Except for policies or certificates which are guaranteed issue, the following caution
statement, or language substantially similar, must appear as follows in the outline of
coverage.)

CAUTION: The issuance of this long-term care insurance (policy) (certificate) is based
upon your responses to the questions on your application. A copy of your (application)
(enrollment form) (is enclosed) (was retained by you when you applied). If your answers
are incorrect or untrue, the company has the right to deny benefits or rescind your policy.
The best time to clear up any questions is now, before a claim arises. If, for any reason, any
of your answers are incorrect, contact the company at this address: (insert address).

(1) This policy is (an individual policy of insurance) (a group policy) which was issued
in the (indicate jurisdiction in which group policy was issued).

(2) PURPOSE OF OUTLINE OF COVERAGE. This outline of coverage provides a
very brief description of the important features of the policy. You should compare this
outline of coverage to outlines of coverage for other policies available to you. This is not
an insurance contract, but only a summary of coverage. Only the individual or group policy
contains governing contractual provisions. This means that the policy or group policy sets
forth in detail the rights and obligations of both you and the insurance company. Therefore,
if you purchase this coverage, or any other coverage, it is important that you READ YOUR
POLICY (OR CERTIFICATE) CAREFULLY.

(3) THIS PLAN IS INTENDED TO BE A QUALIFIED LONG-TERM CARE
INSURANCE CONTRACT AS DEFINED UNDER SECTION 7702(B)(b) OF THE
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986.

(4) TERMS UNDER WHICH THE POLICY OR CERTIFICATE MAY BE
CONTINUED IN FORCE OR DISCONTINUED.

(a) (For long-term care health insurance policies or certificates describe one of the
following permissible policy renewability provisions:)

(1) (Policies and certificates that are guaranteed renewable shall contain the following
statement:) RENEWABILITY: THIS POLICY (CERTIFICATE) IS GUARANTEED
RENEWABLE. This means you have the right, subject to the terms of your policy,
(certificate) to continue this policy as long as you pay your premiums on time. (Company
name) cannot change any of the terms of your policy on its own, except that, in the future,
IT MAY INCREASE THE PREMIUM YOU PAY.

(2) (Policies and certificates that are noncancelable shall contain the following statement:)
RENEWABILITY: THIS POLICY (CERTIFICATE) IS NONCANCELABLE. This means
that you have the right, subject to the terms of your policy, to continue this policy as long
as you pay your premiums on time. (Company name) cannot change any of the terms of
your policy on its own and cannot change the premium you currently pay. However, if your
policy contains an inflation protection feature where you choose to increase your benefits,
(company name) may increase your premium at that time for those additional benefits.

(b) (For group coverage, specifically describe continuation/conversion provisions
applicable to the certificate and group policy.)

(c) (Describe waiver of premium provisions or state that there are not such provisions.)

(5) TERMS UNDER WHICH THE COMPANY MAY CHANGE PREMIUMS.

(In bold type larger than the maximum type required to be used for the other provisions
of the outline of coverage, state whether or not the company has a right to change the
premium and, if a right exists, describe clearly and concisely each circumstance under which
the premium may change.)

(6) TERMS UNDER WHICH THE POLICY OR CERTIFICATE MAY BE RETURNED
AND PREMIUM REFUNDED.

(a) (Provide a brief description of the right to return -- "free look" provision of the policy.)

(b) (Include a statement that the policy either does or does not contain provisions
providing for a refund or partial refund of premium upon the death of an insured or surrender
of the policy or certificate. If the policy contains such provisions, include a description of
them.)

(7) THIS IS NOT MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT COVERAGE. If you are eligible for
Medicare, review the Medicare Supplement Buyer's Guide available from the insurance
company.

(a) (For agents) neither (insert company name) nor its agents represent Medicare, the
federal government, or any state government.

(b) (For direct response) (insert company name) is not representing Medicare, the federal
government, or any state government.

(8) LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE. Policies of this category are designed to provide
coverage for one or more necessary or medically necessary diagnostic, preventive,
therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or personal care services, provided in a setting
other than an acute care unit of a hospital, such as in a nursing home, in the community, or
in the home.

This policy provides coverage in the form of a fixed dollar indemnity benefit for covered
long-term care expenses, subject to policy (limitations), (waiting periods), and (coinsurance)
requirements. (Modify this paragraph if the policy is not an indemnity policy.)

(9) BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THIS POLICY.

(a) (Covered services, related deductible(s), waiting periods, elimination periods, and
benefit maximums.)

(b) (Institutional benefits, by skill level.)

(c) (Noninstitutional benefits, by skill level.)

(d) (Eligibility for payment of benefits.)

(Activities of daily living and cognitive impairment shall be used to measure an insured's
need for long-term care and must be defined and described as part of the outline of coverage.)

(Any benefit screens must be explained in this section. If these screens differ for different
benefits, explanation of the screen should accompany each benefit description. If an attending
physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other specified person must certify a certain
level of functional dependency in order to be eligible for benefits, this too must be specified.
If activities of daily living (ADLs) are used to measure an insured's need for long-term care,
then these qualifying criteria or screens must be explained.)

(10) LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS:

Describe:

(a) preexisting conditions;

(b) noneligible facilities/provider;

(c) noneligible levels of care (e.g., unlicensed providers, care or treatment provided by
a family member, etc.);

(d) exclusions/exceptions; and

(e) limitations.

(This section should provide a brief specific description of any policy provisions which
limit, exclude, restrict, reduce, delay, or in any other manner operate to qualify payment of
the benefits described in paragraph (8).)

THIS POLICY MAY NOT COVER ALL THE EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH
YOUR LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS.

(11) RELATIONSHIP OF COST OF CARE AND BENEFITS. Because the costs of
long-term care services will likely increase over time, you should consider whether and
how the benefits of this plan may be adjusted. As applicable, indicate the following:

(a) that the benefit level will not increase over time;

(b) any automatic benefit adjustment provisions;

(c) whether the insured will be guaranteed the option to buy additional benefits and the
basis upon which benefits will be increased over time if not by a specified amount or
percentage;

(d) if there is such a guarantee, include whether additional underwriting or health
screening will be required, the frequency and amounts of the upgrade options, and any
significant restrictions or limitations; and

(e) whether there will be any additional premium charge imposed and how that is to be
calculated.

(12) ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND OTHER ORGANIC BRAIN DISORDERS. (State
that the policy provides coverage for insureds clinically diagnosed as having Alzheimer's
disease or related degenerative and dementing illnesses. Specifically, describe each benefit
screen or other policy provision which provides preconditions to the availability of policy
benefits for such an insured.)

(13) PREMIUM.

(a) State the total annual premium for the policy.

(b) If the premium varies with an applicant's choice among benefit options, indicate the
portion of annual premium which corresponds to each benefit option.

(14) ADDITIONAL FEATURES.

(a) Indicate if medical underwriting is used.

(b) Describe other important features.

(15) CONTACT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OR SENIOR
LINKAGE LINE IF YOU HAVE GENERAL QUESTIONS REGARDING LONG-TERM
CARE INSURANCE. CONTACT THE INSURANCE COMPANY IF YOU HAVE
SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE
POLICY OR CERTIFICATE.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62S.20, subdivision 5b, is amended to read:


Subd. 5b.

Benefit triggers.

Activities of daily living and cognitive impairment must be
used to measure an insured's need for long-term care and must be described in the policy
or certificate in a separate paragraph and must be labeled "Eligibility for the Payment of
Benefits." Any additional benefit triggers must also be explained in this section. If these
triggers differ for different benefits, explanation of the trigger must accompany each benefit
description. If an attending physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other specified
person must certify a certain level of functional dependency in order to be eligible for
benefits, this too shall be specified.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62S.21, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Medication information required.

If an application for long-term care
insurance contains a question which asks whether the applicant has had medication prescribed
by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, it must also ask the applicant to list
the medication that has been prescribed. If the medications listed in the application were
known by the insurer, or should have been known at the time of application, to be directly
related to a medical condition for which coverage would otherwise be denied, then the
policy or certificate shall not be rescinded for that condition.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62S.268, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them:

(a) "Qualified long-term care services" means services that meet the requirements of
section 7702(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, as follows: necessary
diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, curative, treatment, mitigation, and rehabilitative services,
and maintenance or personal care services which are required by a chronically ill individual,
and are provided pursuant to a plan of care prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner.

(b) "Chronically ill individual" has the meaning prescribed for this term by section
7702B(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Under this provision, a
chronically ill individual means any individual who has been certified by a licensed health
care practitioner as being unable to perform, without substantial assistance from another
individual, at least two activities of daily living for a period of at least 90 days due to a loss
of functional capacity, or requiring substantial supervision to protect the individual from
threats to health and safety due to severe cognitive impairment.

The term "chronically ill individual" does not include an individual otherwise meeting
these requirements unless within the preceding 12-month period a licensed health care
practitioner has certified that the individual meets these requirements.

(c) "Licensed health care practitioner" means a physician, as defined in section 1861(r)(1)
of the Social Security Act,new text begin an advanced practice registered nurse,new text end a registered professional
nurse, licensed social worker, or other individual who meets requirements prescribed by
the Secretary of the Treasury.

(d) "Maintenance or personal care services" means any care the primary purpose of
which is the provision of needed assistance with any of the disabilities as a result of which
the individual is a chronically ill individual, including the protection from threats to health
and safety due to severe cognitive impairment.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.3345, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The following definitions are used for the purposes of
this section.

(b) "Eligible community e-health collaborative" means an existing or newly established
collaborative to support the adoption and use of interoperable electronic health records. A
collaborative must consist of at least two or more eligible health care entities in at least two
of the categories listed in paragraph (c) and have a focus on interconnecting the members
of the collaborative for secure and interoperable exchange of health care information.

(c) "Eligible health care entity" means one of the following:

(1) community clinics, as defined under section 145.9268;

(2) hospitals eligible for rural hospital capital improvement grants, as defined in section
144.148;

(3) physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end clinics located in a community with
a population of less than 50,000 according to United States Census Bureau statistics and
outside the seven-county metropolitan area;

(4) nursing facilities licensed under sections 144A.01 to 144A.27;

(5) community health boards as established under chapter 145A;

(6) nonprofit entities with a purpose to provide health information exchange coordination
governed by a representative, multi-stakeholder board of directors; and

(7) other providers of health or health care services approved by the commissioner for
which interoperable electronic health record capability would improve quality of care,
patient safety, or community health.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.3352, is amended to read:


144.3352 HEPATITIS B MATERNAL CARRIER DATA; INFANT
IMMUNIZATION.

The commissioner of health or a community health board may inform the physiciannew text begin or
advanced practice registered nurse
new text end attending a newborn of the hepatitis B infection status
of the biological mother.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.34, is amended to read:


144.34 INVESTIGATION AND CONTROL OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES.

Any physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end having under professional care any
person whom the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end believes to be suffering
from poisoning from lead, phosphorus, arsenic, brass, silica dust, carbon monoxide gas,
wood alcohol, or mercury, or their compounds, or from anthrax or from compressed-air
illness or any other disease contracted as a result of the nature of the employment of such
person shall within five days mail to the Department of Health a report stating the name,
address, and occupation of such patient, the name, address, and business of the patient's
employer, the nature of the disease, and such other information as may reasonably be required
by the department. The department shall prepare and furnish the physiciansnew text begin and advanced
practice registered nurses
new text end of this state suitable blanks for the reports herein required. No
report made pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be admissible as evidence of the
facts therein stated in any action at law or in any action under the Workers' Compensation
Act against any employer of such diseased person. The Department of Health is authorized
to investigate and to make recommendations for the elimination or prevention of occupational
diseases which have been reported to it, or which shall be reported to it, in accordance with
the provisions of this section. The department is also authorized to study and provide advice
in regard to conditions that may be suspected of causing occupational diseases. Information
obtained upon investigations made in accordance with the provisions of this section shall
not be admissible as evidence in any action at law to recover damages for personal injury
or in any action under the Workers' Compensation Act. Nothing herein contained shall be
construed to interfere with or limit the powers of the Department of Labor and Industry to
make inspections of places of employment or issue orders for the protection of the health
of the persons therein employed. When upon investigation the commissioner of health
reaches a conclusion that a condition exists which is dangerous to the life and health of the
workers in any industry or factory or other industrial institutions the commissioner shall
file a report thereon with the Department of Labor and Industry.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.441, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Screening of employees.

As determined by the commissioner under subdivision
2, a person employed by the designated school or school district shall submit to the
administrator or other person having general control and supervision of the school one of
the following:

(1) a statement from a physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or public clinic
stating that the person has had a negative Mantoux test reaction within the past year, provided
that the person has no symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis or evidence of a new exposure
to active tuberculosis;

(2) a statement from a physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or public clinic
stating that a person who has a positive Mantoux test reaction has had a negative chest
roentgenogram (X-ray) for tuberculosis within the past year, provided that the person has
no symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis or evidence of a new exposure to active tuberculosis;

(3) a statement from a physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or public health
clinic stating that the person (i) has a history of adequately treated active tuberculosis; (ii)
is currently receiving tuberculosis preventive therapy; (iii) is currently undergoing therapy
for active tuberculosis and the person's presence in a school building will not endanger the
health of other people; or (iv) has completed a course of preventive therapy or was intolerant
to preventive therapy, provided the person has no symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis or
evidence of a new exposure to active tuberculosis; or

(4) a notarized statement signed by the person stating that the person has not submitted
the proof of tuberculosis screening as required by this subdivision because of conscientiously
held beliefs. This statement must be forwarded to the commissioner of health.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.441, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Exceptions.

Subdivisions 3 and 4 do not apply to:

(1) a person with a history of either a past positive Mantoux test reaction or active
tuberculosis who has a documented history of completing a course of tuberculosis therapy
or preventive therapy when the school or school district holds a statement from a physiciannew text begin,
advanced practice registered nurse,
new text end or public health clinic indicating that such therapy was
provided to the person and that the person has no symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis or
evidence of a new exposure to active tuberculosis; and

(2) a person with a history of a past positive Mantoux test reaction who has not completed
a course of preventive therapy. This determination shall be made by the commissioner based
on currently accepted public health standards and the person's health status.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.442, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Administration; notification.

In the event that the commissioner
designates a school or school district under section 144.441, subdivision 2, the school or
school district or community health board may administer Mantoux screening tests to some
or all persons enrolled in or employed by the designated school or school district. Any
Mantoux screening provided under this section shall be under the direction of a licensed
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end.

Prior to administering the Mantoux test to such persons, the school or school district or
community health board shall inform in writing such persons and parents or guardians of
minor children to whom the test may be administered, of the following:

(1) that there has been an occurrence of active tuberculosis or evidence of a higher than
expected prevalence of tuberculosis infection in that school or school district;

(2) that screening is necessary to avoid the spread of tuberculosis;

(3) the manner by which tuberculosis is transmitted;

(4) the risks and possible side effects of the Mantoux test;

(5) the risks from untreated tuberculosis to the infected person and others;

(6) the ordinary course of further diagnosis and treatment if the Mantoux test is positive;

(7) that screening has been scheduled; and

(8) that no person will be required to submit to the screening if the person submits a
statement of objection due to the conscientiously held beliefs of the person employed or of
the parent or guardian of a minor child.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4803, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Active tuberculosis.

"Active tuberculosis" includes infectious and
noninfectious tuberculosis and means:

(1) a condition evidenced by a positive culture for mycobacterium tuberculosis taken
from a pulmonary or laryngeal source;

(2) a condition evidenced by a positive culture for mycobacterium tuberculosis taken
from an extrapulmonary source when there is clinical evidence such as a positive skin test
for tuberculosis infection, coughing, sputum production, fever, or other symptoms compatible
with pulmonary tuberculosis; or

(3) a condition in which clinical specimens are not available for culture, but there is
radiographic evidence of tuberculosis such as an abnormal chest x-ray, and clinical evidence
such as a positive skin test for tuberculosis infection, coughing, sputum production, fever,
or other symptoms compatible with pulmonary tuberculosis, that lead a physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end to reasonably diagnose active tuberculosis according to currently
accepted standards of medical practice and to initiate treatment for tuberculosis.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4803, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Advanced practice registered nurse. new text end

new text begin "Advanced practice registered nurse"
means a person who is licensed by the Board of Nursing under chapter 148 to practice as
an advanced practice registered nurse.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4803, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Clinically suspected of having active tuberculosis.

"Clinically suspected of
having active tuberculosis" means presenting a reasonable possibility of having active
tuberculosis based upon epidemiologic, clinical, or radiographic evidence, laboratory test
results, or other reliable evidence as determined by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end using currently accepted standards of medical practice.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4803, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Endangerment to the public health.

"Endangerment to the public health"
means a carrier who may transmit tuberculosis to another person or persons because the
carrier has engaged or is engaging in any of the following conduct:

(1) refuses or fails to submit to a diagnostic tuberculosis examination that is ordered by
a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and is reasonable according to currently
accepted standards of medical practice;

(2) refuses or fails to initiate or complete treatment for tuberculosis that is prescribed
by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and is reasonable according to currently
accepted standards of medical practice;

(3) refuses or fails to keep appointments for treatment of tuberculosis;

(4) refuses or fails to provide the commissioner, upon request, with evidence showing
the completion of a course of treatment for tuberculosis that is prescribed by a physiciannew text begin or
advanced practice registered nurse
new text end and is reasonable according to currently accepted standards
of medical practice;

(5) refuses or fails to initiate or complete a course of directly observed therapy that is
prescribed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and is reasonable according
to currently accepted standards of medical practice;

(6) misses at least 20 percent of scheduled appointments for directly observed therapy,
or misses at least two consecutive appointments for directly observed therapy;

(7) refuses or fails to follow contagion precautions for tuberculosis after being instructed
on the precautions by a licensed health professional or by the commissioner;

(8) based on evidence of the carrier's past or present behavior, may not complete a course
of treatment for tuberculosis that is reasonable according to currently accepted standards
of medical practice; or

(9) may expose other persons to tuberculosis based on epidemiological, medical, or other
reliable evidence.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4806, is amended to read:


144.4806 PREVENTIVE MEASURES UNDER HEALTH ORDER.

A health order may include, but need not be limited to, an order:

(1) requiring the carrier's attending physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or
treatment facility to isolate and detain the carrier for treatment or for a diagnostic examination
for tuberculosis, pursuant to section 144.4807, subdivision 1, if the carrier is an endangerment
to the public health and is in a treatment facility;

(2) requiring a carrier who is an endangerment to the public health to submit to diagnostic
examination for tuberculosis and to remain in the treatment facility until the commissioner
receives the results of the examination;

(3) requiring a carrier who is an endangerment to the public health to remain in or present
at a treatment facility until the carrier has completed a course of treatment for tuberculosis
that is prescribed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and is reasonable
according to currently accepted standards of medical practice;

(4) requiring a carrier who is an endangerment to the public health to complete a course
of treatment for tuberculosis that is prescribed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end and is reasonable according to currently accepted standards of medical practice and,
if necessary, to follow contagion precautions for tuberculosis;

(5) requiring a carrier who is an endangerment to the public health to follow a course
of directly observed therapy that is prescribed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end and is reasonable according to currently accepted standards of medical practice;

(6) excluding a carrier who is an endangerment to the public health from the carrier's
place of work or school, or from other premises if the commissioner determines that exclusion
is necessary because contagion precautions for tuberculosis cannot be maintained in a
manner adequate to protect others from being exposed to tuberculosis;

(7) requiring a licensed health professional or treatment facility to provide to the
commissioner certified copies of all medical and epidemiological data relevant to the carrier's
tuberculosis and status as an endangerment to the public health;

(8) requiring the diagnostic examination for tuberculosis of other persons in the carrier's
household, workplace, or school, or other persons in close contact with the carrier if the
commissioner has probable cause to believe that the persons may have active tuberculosis
or may have been exposed to tuberculosis based on epidemiological, medical, or other
reliable evidence; or

(9) requiring a carrier or other persons to follow contagion precautions for tuberculosis.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4807, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Obligation to isolate.

If the carrier is in a treatment facility, the
commissioner or a carrier's attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, after
obtaining approval from the commissioner, may issue a notice of obligation to isolate to a
treatment facility if the commissioner or attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end has probable cause to believe that a carrier is an endangerment to the public health.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4807, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Obligation to examine.

If the carrier is clinically suspected of having active
tuberculosis, the commissioner may issue a notice of obligation to examine to the carrier's
attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end to conduct a diagnostic examination
for tuberculosis on the carrier.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.4807, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Service of health order on carrier.

When issuing a notice of obligation to
isolate or examine to the carrier's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end or a
treatment facility, the commissioner shall simultaneously serve a health order on the carrier
ordering the carrier to remain in the treatment facility for treatment or examination.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.50, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Hospital, sanitarium, other institution; definition.

Hospital, sanitarium or
other institution for the hospitalization or care of human beings, within the meaning of
sections 144.50 to 144.56 shall mean any institution, place, building, or agency, in which
any accommodation is maintained, furnished, or offered for five or more persons for: the
hospitalization of the sick or injured; the provision of care in a swing bed authorized under
section 144.562; elective outpatient surgery for preexamined, prediagnosed low risk patients;
emergency medical services offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in an ambulatory
or outpatient setting in a facility not a part of a licensed hospital; or the institutional care of
human beings. Nothing in sections 144.50 to 144.56 shall apply to a clinic, a physician'snew text begin or
advanced practice registered nurse's
new text end office or to hotels or other similar places that furnish
only board and room, or either, to their guests.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.55, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given:

(b) "Outpatient surgical center" or "center" means a freestanding facility organized for
the specific purpose of providing elective outpatient surgery for preexamined, prediagnosed,
low-risk patients. Admissions are limited to procedures that utilize general anesthesia or
conscious sedation and that do not require overnight inpatient care. An outpatient surgical
center is not organized to provide regular emergency medical services and does not include
a physician'snew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse's,new text end or dentist's office or clinic for the practice
of medicine, the practice of dentistry, or the delivery of primary care.

(c) "Approved accrediting organization" means any organization recognized as an
accreditation organization by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.55, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Suspension, revocation, and refusal to renew.

(a) The commissioner may
refuse to grant or renew, or may suspend or revoke, a license on any of the following grounds:

(1) violation of any of the provisions of sections 144.50 to 144.56 or the rules or standards
issued pursuant thereto, or Minnesota Rules, chapters 4650 and 4675;

(2) permitting, aiding, or abetting the commission of any illegal act in the institution;

(3) conduct or practices detrimental to the welfare of the patient; or

(4) obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation; or

(5) with respect to hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, if the commissioner
determines that there is a pattern of conduct that one or more physiciansnew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurses
new text end who have a "financial or economic interest," as defined in section 144.6521,
subdivision 3
, in the hospital or outpatient surgical center, have not provided the notice and
disclosure of the financial or economic interest required by section 144.6521.

(b) The commissioner shall not renew a license for a boarding care bed in a resident
room with more than four beds.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.6501, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Consent to treatment.

An admission contract must not include a clause
requiring a resident to sign a consent to all treatment ordered by any physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end. An admission contract may require consent only for routine nursing
care or emergency care. An admission contract must contain a clause that informs the
resident of the right to refuse treatment.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end identity.

Patients and
residents shall have or be given, in writing, the name, business address, telephone number,
and specialty, if any, of the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end responsible for
coordination of their care. In cases where it is medically inadvisable, as documented by the
attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end in a patient's or resident's care
record, the information shall be given to the patient's or resident's guardian or other person
designated by the patient or resident as a representative.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Relationship with other health services.

Patients and residents who receive
services from an outside provider are entitled, upon request, to be told the identity of the
provider. Residents shall be informed, in writing, of any health care services which are
provided to those residents by individuals, corporations, or organizations other than their
facility. Information shall include the name of the outside provider, the address, and a
description of the service which may be rendered. In cases where it is medically inadvisable,
as documented by the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end in a patient's
or resident's care record, the information shall be given to the patient's or resident's guardian
or other person designated by the patient or resident as a representative.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Information about treatment.

Patients and residents shall be given by their
physiciansnew text begin or advanced practice registered nursesnew text end complete and current information
concerning their diagnosis, treatment, alternatives, risks, and prognosis as required by the
physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end legal duty to disclose. This information
shall be in terms and language the patients or residents can reasonably be expected to
understand. Patients and residents may be accompanied by a family member or other chosen
representative, or both. This information shall include the likely medical or major
psychological results of the treatment and its alternatives. In cases where it is medically
inadvisable, as documented by the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
in a patient's or resident's medical record, the information shall be given to the patient's or
resident's guardian or other person designated by the patient or resident as a representative.
Individuals have the right to refuse this information.

Every patient or resident suffering from any form of breast cancer shall be fully informed,
prior to or at the time of admission and during her stay, of all alternative effective methods
of treatment of which the treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end is
knowledgeable, including surgical, radiological, or chemotherapeutic treatments or
combinations of treatments and the risks associated with each of those methods.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Participation in planning treatment; notification of family members.

(a)
Patients and residents shall have the right to participate in the planning of their health care.
This right includes the opportunity to discuss treatment and alternatives with individual
caregivers, the opportunity to request and participate in formal care conferences, and the
right to include a family member or other chosen representative, or both. In the event that
the patient or resident cannot be present, a family member or other representative chosen
by the patient or resident may be included in such conferences. A chosen representative
may include a doula of the patient's choice.

(b) If a patient or resident who enters a facility is unconscious or comatose or is unable
to communicate, the facility shall make reasonable efforts as required under paragraph (c)
to notify either a family member or a person designated in writing by the patient as the
person to contact in an emergency that the patient or resident has been admitted to the
facility. The facility shall allow the family member to participate in treatment planning,
unless the facility knows or has reason to believe the patient or resident has an effective
advance directive to the contrary or knows the patient or resident has specified in writing
that they do not want a family member included in treatment planning. After notifying a
family member but prior to allowing a family member to participate in treatment planning,
the facility must make reasonable efforts, consistent with reasonable medical practice, to
determine if the patient or resident has executed an advance directive relative to the patient
or resident's health care decisions. For purposes of this paragraph, "reasonable efforts"
include:

(1) examining the personal effects of the patient or resident;

(2) examining the medical records of the patient or resident in the possession of the
facility;

(3) inquiring of any emergency contact or family member contacted under this section
whether the patient or resident has executed an advance directive and whether the patient
or resident has a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end to whom the patient or
resident normally goes for care; and

(4) inquiring of the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end to whom the patient
or resident normally goes for care, if known, whether the patient or resident has executed
an advance directive. If a facility notifies a family member or designated emergency contact
or allows a family member to participate in treatment planning in accordance with this
paragraph, the facility is not liable to the patient or resident for damages on the grounds
that the notification of the family member or emergency contact or the participation of the
family member was improper or violated the patient's privacy rights.

(c) In making reasonable efforts to notify a family member or designated emergency
contact, the facility shall attempt to identify family members or a designated emergency
contact by examining the personal effects of the patient or resident and the medical records
of the patient or resident in the possession of the facility. If the facility is unable to notify
a family member or designated emergency contact within 24 hours after the admission, the
facility shall notify the county social service agency or local law enforcement agency that
the patient or resident has been admitted and the facility has been unable to notify a family
member or designated emergency contact. The county social service agency and local law
enforcement agency shall assist the facility in identifying and notifying a family member
or designated emergency contact. A county social service agency or local law enforcement
agency that assists a facility in implementing this subdivision is not liable to the patient or
resident for damages on the grounds that the notification of the family member or emergency
contact or the participation of the family member was improper or violated the patient's
privacy rights.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Right to refuse care.

Competent patients and residents shall have the right
to refuse treatment based on the information required in subdivision 9. Residents who refuse
treatment, medication, or dietary restrictions shall be informed of the likely medical or major
psychological results of the refusal, with documentation in the individual medical record.
In cases where a patient or resident is incapable of understanding the circumstances but has
not been adjudicated incompetent, or when legal requirements limit the right to refuse
treatment, the conditions and circumstances shall be fully documented by the attending
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end in the patient's or resident's medical record.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Freedom from maltreatment.

Patients and residents shall be free from
maltreatment as defined in the Vulnerable Adults Protection Act. "Maltreatment" means
conduct described in section 626.5572, subdivision 15, or the intentional and nontherapeutic
infliction of physical pain or injury, or any persistent course of conduct intended to produce
mental or emotional distress. Every patient and resident shall also be free from nontherapeutic
chemical and physical restraints, except in fully documented emergencies, or as authorized
in writing after examination by a patient's or resident's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end for a specified and limited period of time, and only when necessary to
protect the resident from self-injury or injury to others.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 31, is amended to read:


Subd. 31.

Isolation and restraints.

A minor patient who has been admitted to a
residential program as defined in section 253C.01 has the right to be free from physical
restraint and isolation except in emergency situations involving a likelihood that the patient
will physically harm the patient's self or others. These procedures may not be used for
disciplinary purposes, to enforce program rules, or for the convenience of staff. Isolation
or restraint may be used only upon the prior authorization of a physician,new text begin advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist, only when less restrictive measures
are ineffective or not feasible and only for the shortest time necessary.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.651, subdivision 33, is amended to read:


Subd. 33.

Restraints.

(a) Competent nursing home residents, family members of residents
who are not competent, and legally appointed conservators, guardians, and health care agents
as defined under section 145C.01, have the right to request and consent to the use of a
physical restraint in order to treat the medical symptoms of the resident.

(b) Upon receiving a request for a physical restraint, a nursing home shall inform the
resident, family member, or legal representative of alternatives to and the risks involved
with physical restraint use. The nursing home shall provide a physical restraint to a resident
only upon receipt of a signed consent form authorizing restraint use and a written order
from the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end that contains statements
and determinations regarding medical symptoms and specifies the circumstances under
which restraints are to be used.

(c) A nursing home providing a restraint under paragraph (b) must:

(1) document that the procedures outlined in that paragraph have been followed;

(2) monitor the use of the restraint by the resident; and

(3) periodically, in consultation with the resident, the family, and the attending physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end, reevaluate the resident's need for the restraint.

(d) A nursing home shall not be subject to fines, civil money penalties, or other state or
federal survey enforcement remedies solely as the result of allowing the use of a physical
restraint as authorized in this subdivision. Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the
commissioner from taking action to protect the health and safety of a resident if:

(1) the use of the restraint has jeopardized the health and safety of the resident; and

(2) the nursing home failed to take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety
of the resident.

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "medical symptoms" include:

(1) a concern for the physical safety of the resident; and

(2) physical or psychological needs expressed by a resident. A resident's fear of falling
may be the basis of a medical symptom.

A written order from the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end that
contains statements and determinations regarding medical symptoms is sufficient evidence
of the medical necessity of the physical restraint.

(f) When determining nursing facility compliance with state and federal standards for
the use of physical restraints, the commissioner of health is bound by the statements and
determinations contained in the attending physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end
order regarding medical symptoms. For purposes of this order, "medical symptoms" include
the request by a competent resident, family member of a resident who is not competent, or
legally appointed conservator, guardian, or health care agent as defined under section
145C.01, that the facility provide a physical restraint in order to enhance the physical safety
of the resident.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.652, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Correction order; emergencies.

A substantial violation of the rights of any
patient or resident as defined in section 144.651, shall be grounds for issuance of a correction
order pursuant to section 144.653 or 144A.10. The issuance or nonissuance of a correction
order shall not preclude, diminish, enlarge, or otherwise alter private action by or on behalf
of a patient or resident to enforce any unreasonable violation of the patient's or resident's
rights. Compliance with the provisions of section 144.651 shall not be required whenever
emergency conditions, as documented by the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end in a patient's medical record or a resident's care record, indicate immediate
medical treatment, including but not limited to surgical procedures, is necessary and it is
impossible or impractical to comply with the provisions of section 144.651 because delay
would endanger the patient's or resident's life, health, or safety.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.69, is amended to read:


144.69 CLASSIFICATION OF DATA ON INDIVIDUALS.

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, including section 13.05, subdivision 9, data
collected on individuals by the cancer surveillance system, including the names and personal
identifiers of persons required in section 144.68 to report, shall be private and may only be
used for the purposes set forth in this section and sections 144.671, 144.672, and 144.68.
Any disclosure other than is provided for in this section and sections 144.671, 144.672, and
144.68, is declared to be a misdemeanor and punishable as such. Except as provided by
rule, and as part of an epidemiologic investigation, an officer or employee of the
commissioner of health may interview patients named in any such report, or relatives of
any such patient, only after the consent of the attending physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or surgeon is obtained.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.7402, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Conditions.

A facility shall follow the procedures outlined in sections 144.7401
to 144.7415 when all of the following conditions are met:

(1) the facility determines that significant exposure has occurred, following the protocol
under section 144.7414;

(2) the licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end for the emergency
medical services person needs the source individual's blood-borne pathogen test results to
begin, continue, modify, or discontinue treatment, in accordance with the most current
guidelines of the United States Public Health Service, because of possible exposure to a
blood-borne pathogen; and

(3) the emergency medical services person consents to provide a blood sample for testing
for a blood-borne pathogen. If the emergency medical services person consents to blood
collection, but does not consent at that time to blood-borne pathogen testing, the facility
shall preserve the sample for at least 90 days. If the emergency medical services person
elects to have the sample tested within 90 days, the testing shall be done as soon as feasible.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.7406, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Procedures without consent.

If the source individual has provided a blood
sample with consent but does not consent to blood-borne pathogen testing, the facility shall
test for blood-borne pathogens if the emergency medical services person or emergency
medical services agency requests the test, provided all of the following criteria are met:

(1) the emergency medical services person or emergency medical services agency has
documented exposure to blood or body fluids during performance of that person's occupation
or while acting as a Good Samaritan under section 604A.01 or executing a citizen's arrest
under section 629.30;

(2) the facility has determined that a significant exposure has occurred and a licensed
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end for the emergency medical services person
has documented in the emergency medical services person's medical record that blood-borne
pathogen test results are needed for beginning, modifying, continuing, or discontinuing
medical treatment for the emergency medical services person under section 144.7414,
subdivision 2
;

(3) the emergency medical services person provides a blood sample for testing for
blood-borne pathogens as soon as feasible;

(4) the facility asks the source individual to consent to a test for blood-borne pathogens
and the source individual does not consent;

(5) the facility has provided the source individual with all of the information required
by section 144.7403; and

(6) the facility has informed the emergency medical services person of the confidentiality
requirements of section 144.7411 and the penalties for unauthorized release of source
information under section 144.7412.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.7407, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Procedures without consent.

(a) An emergency medical services agency, or,
if there is no agency, an emergency medical services person, may bring a petition for a court
order to require a source individual to provide a blood sample for testing for blood-borne
pathogens. The petition shall be filed in the district court in the county where the source
individual resides or is hospitalized. The petitioner shall serve the petition on the source
individual at least three days before a hearing on the petition. The petition shall include one
or more affidavits attesting that:

(1) the facility followed the procedures in sections 144.7401 to 144.7415 and attempted
to obtain blood-borne pathogen test results according to those sections;

(2) it has been determined under section 144.7414, subdivision 2, that a significant
exposure has occurred to the emergency medical services person; and

(3) a physician with specialty training in infectious diseases, including HIV, has
documented that the emergency medical services person has provided a blood sample and
consented to testing for blood-borne pathogens and blood-borne pathogen test results are
needed for beginning, continuing, modifying, or discontinuing medical treatment for the
emergency medical services person.

(b) Facilities shall cooperate with petitioners in providing any necessary affidavits to
the extent that facility staff can attest under oath to the facts in the affidavits.

(c) The court may order the source individual to provide a blood sample for blood-borne
pathogen testing if:

(1) there is probable cause to believe the emergency medical services person has
experienced a significant exposure to the source individual;

(2) the court imposes appropriate safeguards against unauthorized disclosure that must
specify the persons who have access to the test results and the purposes for which the test
results may be used;

(3) a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end for the emergency medical
services person needs the test results for beginning, continuing, modifying, or discontinuing
medical treatment for the emergency medical services person; and

(4) the court finds a compelling need for the test results. In assessing compelling need,
the court shall weigh the need for the court-ordered blood collection and test results against
the interests of the source individual, including, but not limited to, privacy, health, safety,
or economic interests. The court shall also consider whether the involuntary blood collection
and testing would serve the public interest.

(d) The court shall conduct the proceeding in camera unless the petitioner or the source
individual requests a hearing in open court and the court determines that a public hearing
is necessary to the public interest and the proper administration of justice.

(e) The court shall conduct an ex parte hearing if the source individual does not attend
the noticed hearing and the petitioner complied with the notice requirements in paragraph
(a).

(f) The source individual has the right to counsel in any proceeding brought under this
subdivision.

(g) The court may order a source individual taken into custody by a peace officer for
purposes of obtaining a blood sample if the source individual does not comply with an order
issued by the court pursuant to paragraph (c). The source individual shall be held no longer
than is necessary to secure a blood sample. A person may not be held for more than 24 hours
without receiving a court hearing.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.7414, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Facility protocol requirements.

Every facility shall adopt and follow a
postexposure protocol for emergency medical services persons who have experienced a
significant exposure. The postexposure protocol must adhere to the most current
recommendations of the United States Public Health Service and include, at a minimum,
the following:

(1) a process for emergency medical services persons to report an exposure in a timely
fashion;

(2) a process for an infectious disease specialist, or a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end who is knowledgeable about the most current recommendations
of the United States Public Health Service in consultation with an infectious disease specialist,
(i) to determine whether a significant exposure to one or more blood-borne pathogens has
occurred and (ii) to provide, under the direction of a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end, a recommendation or recommendations for follow-up treatment appropriate
to the particular blood-borne pathogen or pathogens for which a significant exposure has
been determined;

(3) if there has been a significant exposure, a process to determine whether the source
individual has a blood-borne pathogen through disclosure of test results, or through blood
collection and testing as required by sections 144.7401 to 144.7415;

(4) a process for providing appropriate counseling prior to and following testing for a
blood-borne pathogen regarding the likelihood of blood-borne pathogen transmission and
follow-up recommendations according to the most current recommendations of the United
States Public Health Service, recommendations for testing, and treatment to the emergency
medical services person;

(5) a process for providing appropriate counseling under clause (4) to the emergency
medical services person and the source individual; and

(6) compliance with applicable state and federal laws relating to data practices,
confidentiality, informed consent, and the patient bill of rights.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.7415, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Immunity.

A facility, licensed physician,new text begin advanced practice registered nurse,new text end
and designated health care personnel are immune from liability in any civil, administrative,
or criminal action relating to the disclosure of test results to an emergency medical services
person or emergency medical services agency and the testing of a blood sample from the
source individual for blood-borne pathogens if a good faith effort has been made to comply
with sections 144.7401 to 144.7415.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.9502, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Blood lead analyses and epidemiologic information.

The blood lead analysis
reports required in this section must specify:

(1) whether the specimen was collected as a capillary or venous sample;

(2) the date the sample was collected;

(3) the results of the blood lead analysis;

(4) the date the sample was analyzed;

(5) the method of analysis used;

(6) the full name, address, and phone number of the laboratory performing the analysis;

(7) the full name, address, and phone number of the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or facility requesting the analysis;

(8) the full name, address, and phone number of the person with the blood lead level,
and the person's birthdate, gender, and race.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.966, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Early hearing detection and intervention programs.

All hospitals shall
establish an early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) program. Each EHDI program
shall:

(1) in advance of any hearing screening testing, provide to the newborn's or infant's
parents or parent information concerning the nature of the screening procedure, applicable
costs of the screening procedure, the potential risks and effects of hearing loss, and the
benefits of early detection and intervention;

(2) comply with parental election as described under section 144.125, subdivision 4;

(3) develop policies and procedures for screening and rescreening based on Department
of Health recommendations;

(4) provide appropriate training and monitoring of individuals responsible for performing
hearing screening tests as recommended by the Department of Health;

(5) test the newborn's hearing prior to discharge, or, if the newborn is expected to remain
in the hospital for a prolonged period, testing shall be performed prior to three months of
age or when medically feasible;

(6) develop and implement procedures for documenting the results of all hearing screening
tests;

(7) inform the newborn's or infant's parents or parent, primary care physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end, and the Department of Health according to recommendations of
the Department of Health of the results of the hearing screening test or rescreening if
conducted, or if the newborn or infant was not successfully tested. The hospital that
discharges the newborn or infant to home is responsible for the screening; and

(8) collect performance data specified by the Department of Health.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.966, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Civil and criminal immunity and penalties.

(a) No physiciannew text begin, advanced
practice registered nurse,
new text end or hospital shall be civilly or criminally liable for failure to conduct
hearing screening testing.

(b) No physician, midwife, nurse, other health professional, or hospital acting in
compliance with this section shall be civilly or criminally liable for any acts conforming
with this section, including furnishing information required according to this section.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.135, is amended to read:


144A.135 TRANSFER AND DISCHARGE APPEALS.

(a) The commissioner shall establish a mechanism for hearing appeals on transfers and
discharges of residents by nursing homes or boarding care homes licensed by the
commissioner. The commissioner may adopt permanent rules to implement this section.

(b) Until federal regulations are adopted under sections 1819(f)(3) and 1919(f)(3) of the
Social Security Act that govern appeals of the discharges or transfers of residents from
nursing homes and boarding care homes certified for participation in Medicare or medical
assistance, the commissioner shall provide hearings under sections 14.57 to 14.62 and the
rules adopted by the Office of Administrative Hearings governing contested cases. To appeal
the discharge or transfer, or notification of an intended discharge or transfer, a resident or
the resident's representative must request a hearing in writing no later than 30 days after
receiving written notice, which conforms to state and federal law, of the intended discharge
or transfer.

(c) Hearings under this section shall be held no later than 14 days after receipt of the
request for hearing, unless impractical to do so or unless the parties agree otherwise. Hearings
shall be held in the facility in which the resident resides, unless impractical to do so or unless
the parties agree otherwise.

(d) A resident who timely appeals a notice of discharge or transfer, and who resides in
a certified nursing home or boarding care home, may not be discharged or transferred by
the nursing home or boarding care home until resolution of the appeal. The commissioner
can order the facility to readmit the resident if the discharge or transfer was in violation of
state or federal law. If the resident is required to be hospitalized for medical necessity before
resolution of the appeal, the facility shall readmit the resident unless the resident's attending
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end documents, in writing, why the resident's
specific health care needs cannot be met in the facility.

(e) The commissioner and Office of Administrative Hearings shall conduct the hearings
in compliance with the federal regulations described in paragraph (b), when adopted.

(f) Nothing in this section limits the right of a resident or the resident's representative
to request or receive assistance from the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care or the
Office of Health Facility Complaints with respect to an intended discharge or transfer.

(g) A person required to inform a health care facility of the person's status as a registered
predatory offender under section 243.166, subdivision 4b, who knowingly fails to do so
shall be deemed to have endangered the safety of individuals in the facility under Code of
Federal Regulations, chapter 42, section 483.12. Notwithstanding paragraph (d), any appeal
of the notice and discharge shall not constitute a stay of the discharge.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.161, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Licensee responsibilities related to sending the notice in subdivision 5a.

(a)
The licensee shall establish an interdisciplinary team responsible for coordinating and
implementing the plan. The interdisciplinary team shall include representatives from the
county social services agency, the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, the Office
of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, facility staff that
provide direct care services to the residents, and facility administration.

(b) Concurrent with the notice provided in subdivision 5a, the licensee shall provide an
updated resident census summary document to the county social services agency, the
Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, and the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities that includes the following information on each resident to be relocated:

(1) resident name;

(2) date of birth;

(3) Social Security number;

(4) payment source and medical assistance identification number, if applicable;

(5) county of financial responsibility if the resident is enrolled in a Minnesota health
care program;

(6) date of admission to the facility;

(7) all current diagnoses;

(8) the name of and contact information for the resident's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end;

(9) the name and contact information for the resident's responsible party;

(10) the name of and contact information for any case manager, managed care coordinator,
or other care coordinator, if known;

(11) information on the resident's status related to commitment and probation; and

(12) the name of the managed care organization in which the resident is enrolled, if
known.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.161, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Administrator and licensee responsibility to provide notice.

At least 60
days before the proposed date of closing, reduction, or change in operations as agreed to in
the plan, the administrator shall send a written notice of closure, reduction, or change in
operations to each resident being relocated, the resident's responsible party, the resident's
managed care organization if it is known, the county social services agency, the commissioner
of health, the commissioner of human services, the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term
Care and the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, the
resident's attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, and, in the case of a
complete facility closure, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regional office
designated representative. The notice must include the following:

(1) the date of the proposed closure, reduction, or change in operations;

(2) the contact information of the individual or individuals in the facility responsible for
providing assistance and information;

(3) notification of upcoming meetings for residents, responsible parties, and resident
and family councils to discuss the plan for relocation of residents;

(4) the contact information of the county social services agency contact person; and

(5) the contact information of the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care and the
Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.161, subdivision 5e, is amended to read:


Subd. 5e.

Licensee responsibility for site visits.

The licensee shall assist residents
desiring to make site visits to facilities with available beds or other appropriate living options
to which the resident may relocate, unless it is medically inadvisable, as documented by
the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end in the resident's care record.
The licensee shall make available to the resident at no charge transportation for up to three
site visits to facilities or other living options within the county or contiguous counties.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.161, subdivision 5g, is amended to read:


Subd. 5g.

Licensee responsibilities for final written discharge notice and records
transfer.

(a) The licensee shall provide the resident, the resident's responsible parties, the
resident's managed care organization, if known, and the resident's attending physiciannew text begin or
advanced practice registered nurse
new text end with a final written discharge notice prior to the relocation
of the resident. The notice must:

(1) be provided prior to the actual relocation; and

(2) identify the effective date of the anticipated relocation and the destination to which
the resident is being relocated.

(b) The licensee shall provide the receiving facility or other health, housing, or care
entity with complete and accurate resident records including contact information for family
members, responsible parties, social service or other caseworkers, and managed care
coordinators. These records must also include all information necessary to provide appropriate
medical care and social services. This includes, but is not limited to, information on
preadmission screening, Level I and Level II screening, minimum data set (MDS), all other
assessments, current resident diagnoses, social, behavioral, and medication information,
required forms, and discharge summaries.

(c) For residents with special care needs, the licensee shall consult with the receiving
facility or other placement entity and provide staff training or other preparation as needed
to assist in providing for the special needs.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.75, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Core services.

"Core services" means physician services, registered nursing
services,new text begin advanced practice registered nurse services,new text end medical social services, and counseling
services. A hospice must ensure that at least two core services are regularly provided directly
by hospice employees. A hospice provider may use contracted staff if necessary to
supplement hospice employees in order to meet the needs of patients during peak patient
loads or under extraordinary circumstances.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.75, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Hospice patient.

"Hospice patient" means an individual whose illness has been
documented by the individual's attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
and hospice medical director, who alone or, when unable, through the individual's family
has voluntarily consented to and received admission to a hospice provider, and who:

(1) has been diagnosed as terminally ill, with a probable life expectancy of under one
year; or

(2) is 21 years of age or younger; has been diagnosed with a chronic, complex, and
life-threatening illness contributing to a shortened life expectancy; and is not expected to
survive to adulthood.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.752, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Rules.

The commissioner shall adopt rules for the regulation of hospice
providers according to sections 144A.75 to 144A.755. The rules shall include the following:

(1) provisions to ensure, to the extent possible, the health, safety, well-being, and
appropriate treatment of persons who receive hospice care;

(2) requirements that hospice providers furnish the commissioner with specified
information necessary to implement sections 144A.75 to 144A.755;

(3) standards of training of hospice provider personnel;

(4) standards for medication management, which may vary according to the nature of
the hospice care provided, the setting in which the hospice care is provided, or the status of
the patient;

(5) standards for hospice patient and hospice patient's family evaluation or assessment,
which may vary according to the nature of the hospice care provided or the status of the
patient; and

(6) requirements for the involvement of a patient's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end; documentation of physicians'new text begin or advanced practice registered nurses'new text end orders,
if required, and the patient's hospice plan of care; and maintenance of accurate, current
clinical records.

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145.853, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Notification; medical care.

A law enforcement officer who determines or has
reason to believe that a disabled person is suffering from an illness causing the person's
condition shall promptly notify the person's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end,
if practicable. If the officer is unable to ascertain the physician'snew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse's
new text end identity or to communicate with the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end, the officer shall make a reasonable effort to cause the disabled person to
be transported immediately to a medical practitioner or to a facility where medical treatment
is available. If the officer believes it unduly dangerous to move the disabled person, the
officer shall make a reasonable effort to obtain the assistance of a medical practitioner.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145.892, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Pregnant woman.

"Pregnant woman" means an individual determined by a
licensed physician,new text begin advanced practice registered nurse,new text end midwife, or appropriately trained
registered nurse to have one or more fetuses in utero.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145.94, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Disclosure of information.

The commissioner may disclose to individuals or
to the community, information including data made nonpublic by law, relating to the
hazardous properties and health hazards of hazardous substances released from a workplace
if the commissioner finds:

(1) evidence that a person requesting the information may have suffered or is likely to
suffer illness or injury from exposure to a hazardous substance; or

(2) evidence of a community health risk and if the commissioner seeks to have the
employer cease an activity which results in release of a hazardous substance.

Nonpublic data obtained under subdivision 1 is subject to handling, use, and storage
according to established standards to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure. If the nonpublic
data is required for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of illness or injury, a personal
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end may be provided with this information if
the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end agrees to preserve the confidentiality
of the information, except for patient health records subject to sections 144.291 to 144.298.
After the disclosure of any hazardous substance information relating to a particular
workplace, the commissioner shall advise the employer of the information disclosed, the
date of the disclosure, and the person who received the information.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145B.13, is amended to read:


145B.13 REASONABLE MEDICAL PRACTICE REQUIRED.

In reliance on a patient's living will, a decision to administer, withhold, or withdraw
medical treatment after the patient has been diagnosed by the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end to be in a terminal condition must always be based on reasonable
medical practice, including:

(1) continuation of appropriate care to maintain the patient's comfort, hygiene, and human
dignity and to alleviate pain;

(2) oral administration of food or water to a patient who accepts it, except for clearly
documented medical reasons; and

(3) in the case of a living will of a patient that the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end knows is pregnant, the living will must not be given effect as long
as it is possible that the fetus could develop to the point of live birth with continued
application of life-sustaining treatment.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145C.02, is amended to read:


145C.02 HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE.

A principal with the capacity to do so may execute a health care directive. A health care
directive may include one or more health care instructions to direct health care providers,
others assisting with health care, family members, and a health care agent. A health care
directive may include a health care power of attorney to appoint a health care agent to make
health care decisions for the principal when the principal, in the judgment of the principal's
attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, lacks decision-making capacity,
unless otherwise specified in the health care directive.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145C.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Provisions that may be included.

(a) A health care directive may include
provisions consistent with this chapter, including, but not limited to:

(1) the designation of one or more alternate health care agents to act if the named health
care agent is not reasonably available to serve;

(2) directions to joint health care agents regarding the process or standards by which the
health care agents are to reach a health care decision for the principal, and a statement
whether joint health care agents may act independently of one another;

(3) limitations, if any, on the right of the health care agent or any alternate health care
agents to receive, review, obtain copies of, and consent to the disclosure of the principal's
medical records or to visit the principal when the principal is a patient in a health care
facility;

(4) limitations, if any, on the nomination of the health care agent as guardian for purposes
of sections 524.5-202, 524.5-211, 524.5-302, and 524.5-303;

(5) a document of gift for the purpose of making an anatomical gift, as set forth in chapter
525A, or an amendment to, revocation of, or refusal to make an anatomical gift;

(6) a declaration regarding intrusive mental health treatment under section 253B.03,
subdivision 6d
, or a statement that the health care agent is authorized to give consent for
the principal under section 253B.04, subdivision 1a;

(7) a funeral directive as provided in section 149A.80, subdivision 2;

(8) limitations, if any, to the effect of dissolution or annulment of marriage or termination
of domestic partnership on the appointment of a health care agent under section 145C.09,
subdivision 2
;

(9) specific reasons why a principal wants a health care provider or an employee of a
health care provider attending the principal to be eligible to act as the principal's health care
agent;

(10) health care instructions by a woman of child bearing age regarding how she would
like her pregnancy, if any, to affect health care decisions made on her behalf; and

(11) health care instructions regarding artificially administered nutrition or hydration.

(b) A health care directive may include a statement of the circumstances under which
the directive becomes effective other than upon the judgment of the principal's attending
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end in the following situations:

(1) a principal who in good faith generally selects and depends upon spiritual means or
prayer for the treatment or care of disease or remedial care and does not have an attending
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, may include a statement appointing an
individual who may determine the principal's decision-making capacity; and

(2) a principal who in good faith does not generally select a physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or deleted text beginadeleted text end health care facility for the principal's health care needs may include
a statement appointing an individual who may determine the principal's decision-making
capacity, provided that if the need to determine the principal's capacity arises when the
principal is receiving care under the direction of an attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end in a health care facility, the determination must be made by an attending
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end after consultation with the appointed
individual.

If a person appointed under clause (1) or (2) is not reasonably available and the principal
is receiving care under the direction of an attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end in a health care facility, an attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
shall determine the principal's decision-making capacity.

(c) A health care directive may authorize a health care agent to make health care decisions
for a principal even though the principal retains decision-making capacity.

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145C.06, is amended to read:


145C.06 WHEN EFFECTIVE.

A health care directive is effective for a health care decision when:

(1) it meets the requirements of section 145C.03, subdivision 1; and

(2) the principal, in the determination of the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end of the principal, lacks decision-making capacity to make the health care
decision; or if other conditions for effectiveness otherwise specified by the principal have
been met.

A health care directive is not effective for a health care decision when the principal, in
the determination of the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end of the
principal, recovers decision-making capacity; or if other conditions for effectiveness
otherwise specified by the principal have been met.

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145C.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority.

The health care agent has authority to make any particular
health care decision only if the principal lacks decision-making capacity, in the determination
of the attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, to make or communicate
that health care decision; or if other conditions for effectiveness otherwise specified by the
principal have been met. The physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other health
care provider shall continue to obtain the principal's informed consent to all health care
decisions for which the principal has decision-making capacity, unless other conditions for
effectiveness otherwise specified by the principal have been met. An alternate health care
agent has authority to act if the primary health care agent is not reasonably available to act.

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 145C.16, is amended to read:


145C.16 SUGGESTED FORM.

The following is a suggested form of a health care directive and is not a required form.

HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE

I, ..........................., understand this document allows me to do ONE OR BOTH of the
following:

PART I: Name another person (called the health care agent) to make health care decisions
for me if I am unable to decide or speak for myself. My health care agent must make health
care decisions for me based on the instructions I provide in this document (Part II), if any,
the wishes I have made known to him or her, or must act in my best interest if I have not
made my health care wishes known.

AND/OR

PART II: Give health care instructions to guide others making health care decisions for
me. If I have named a health care agent, these instructions are to be used by the agent. These
instructions may also be used by my health care providers, others assisting with my health
care and my family, in the event I cannot make decisions for myself.

PART I: APPOINTMENT OF HEALTH CARE AGENT

THIS IS WHO I WANT TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

FOR ME IF I AM UNABLE TO DECIDE OR SPEAK FOR MYSELF

(I know I can change my agent or alternate agent at any time and I know I do not have
to appoint an agent or an alternate agent)

NOTE: If you appoint an agent, you should discuss this health care directive with your agent
and give your agent a copy. If you do not wish to appoint an agent, you may leave Part I
blank and go to Part II.

When I am unable to decide or speak for myself, I trust and appoint .......................... to
make health care decisions for me. This person is called my health care agent.

Relationship of my health care agent to me: .

Telephone number of my health care agent: .

Address of my health care agent: .

(OPTIONAL) APPOINTMENT OF ALTERNATE HEALTH CARE AGENT: If my
health care agent is not reasonably available, I trust and appoint .................... to be my health
care agent instead.

Relationship of my alternate health care agent to me: .

Telephone number of my alternate health care agent: .

Address of my alternate health care agent: .

THIS IS WHAT I WANT MY HEALTH CARE AGENT TO BE ABLE TO

DO IF I AM UNABLE TO DECIDE OR SPEAK FOR MYSELF

(I know I can change these choices)

My health care agent is automatically given the powers listed below in (A) through (D).
My health care agent must follow my health care instructions in this document or any other
instructions I have given to my agent. If I have not given health care instructions, then my
agent must act in my best interest.

Whenever I am unable to decide or speak for myself, my health care agent has the power
to:

(A) Make any health care decision for me. This includes the power to give, refuse, or
withdraw consent to any care, treatment, service, or procedures. This includes deciding
whether to stop or not start health care that is keeping me or might keep me alive, and
deciding about intrusive mental health treatment.

(B) Choose my health care providers.

(C) Choose where I live and receive care and support when those choices relate to my
health care needs.

(D) Review my medical records and have the same rights that I would have to give my
medical records to other people.

If I DO NOT want my health care agent to have a power listed above in (A) through (D)
OR if I want to LIMIT any power in (A) through (D), I MUST say that here:

.

.

.

My health care agent is NOT automatically given the powers listed below in (1) and (2).
If I WANT my agent to have any of the powers in (1) and (2), I must INITIAL the line in
front of the power; then my agent WILL HAVE that power.

.
(1)
To decide whether to donate any parts of my body, including organs, tissues,
and eyes, when I die.
.
(2)
To decide what will happen with my body when I die (burial, cremation).

If I want to say anything more about my health care agent's powers or limits on the
powers, I can say it here:

.

.

.

PART II: HEALTH CARE INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Complete this Part II if you wish to give health care instructions. If you appointed
an agent in Part I, completing this Part II is optional but would be very helpful to your agent.
However, if you chose not to appoint an agent in Part I, you MUST complete some or all
of this Part II if you wish to make a valid health care directive.

These are instructions for my health care when I am unable to decide or speak for myself.
These instructions must be followed (so long as they address my needs).

THESE ARE MY BELIEFS AND VALUES ABOUT MY HEALTH CARE

(I know I can change these choices or leave any of them blank)

I want you to know these things about me to help you make decisions about my health
care:

My goals for my health care: .

.

.

My fears about my health care: .

.

.

My spiritual or religious beliefs and traditions: .

.

.

My beliefs about when life would be no longer worth living: .

.

.

My thoughts about how my medical condition might affect my family:

.

.

THIS IS WHAT I WANT AND DO NOT WANT FOR MY HEALTH CARE

(I know I can change these choices or leave any of them blank)

Many medical treatments may be used to try to improve my medical condition or to
prolong my life. Examples include artificial breathing by a machine connected to a tube in
the lungs, artificial feeding or fluids through tubes, attempts to start a stopped heart, surgeries,
dialysis, antibiotics, and blood transfusions. Most medical treatments can be tried for a
while and then stopped if they do not help.

I have these views about my health care in these situations:

(Note: You can discuss general feelings, specific treatments, or leave any of them blank)

If I had a reasonable chance of recovery, and were temporarily unable to decide or speak
for myself, I would want: .

.

.

If I were dying and unable to decide or speak for myself, I would want: .

.

.

If I were permanently unconscious and unable to decide or speak for myself, I would
want: .

.

.

If I were completely dependent on others for my care and unable to decide or speak for
myself, I would want: .

.

.

In all circumstances, my doctors new text begin or advanced practice registered nurses new text end will try to keep
me comfortable and reduce my pain. This is how I feel about pain relief if it would affect
my alertness or if it could shorten my life: .

.

.

There are other things that I want or do not want for my health care, if possible:

Who I would like to be my doctor new text begin or advanced practice registered nurse new text end : .

.

.

Where I would like to live to receive health care: .

.

.

Where I would like to die and other wishes I have about dying: .

.

.

My wishes about donating parts of my body when I die: .

.

.

My wishes about what happens to my body when I die (cremation, burial): .

.

.

Any other things: .

.

.

PART III: MAKING THE DOCUMENT LEGAL

This document must be signed by me. It also must either be verified by a notary public
(Option 1) OR witnessed by two witnesses (Option 2). It must be dated when it is verified
or witnessed.

I am thinking clearly, I agree with everything that is written in this document, and I have
made this document willingly.

.
My Signature
Date signed:
.
Date of birth:
.
Address:
.
.
If I cannot sign my name, I can ask someone to sign this document for me.
.
Signature of the person who I asked to sign this document for me.
.
Printed name of the person who I asked to sign this document for me.

Option 1: Notary Public

In my presence on .................... (date), ....................... (name) acknowledged his/her
signature on this document or acknowledged that he/she authorized the person signing this
document to sign on his/her behalf. I am not named as a health care agent or alternate health
care agent in this document.

.
(Signature of Notary)
(Notary Stamp)

Option 2: Two Witnesses

Two witnesses must sign. Only one of the two witnesses can be a health care provider
or an employee of a health care provider giving direct care to me on the day I sign this
document.

Witness One:

(i) In my presence on ............... (date), ............... (name) acknowledged his/her signature
on this document or acknowledged that he/she authorized the person signing this document
to sign on his/her behalf.

(ii) I am at least 18 years of age.

(iii) I am not named as a health care agent or an alternate health care agent in this
document.

(iv) If I am a health care provider or an employee of a health care provider giving direct
care to the person listed above in (A), I must initial this box: [ ]

I certify that the information in (i) through (iv) is true and correct.

.
(Signature of Witness One)
Address:
.
.

Witness Two:

(i) In my presence on .............. (date), ................. (name) acknowledged his/her signature
on this document or acknowledged that he/she authorized the person signing this document
to sign on his/her behalf.

(ii) I am at least 18 years of age.

(iii) I am not named as a health care agent or an alternate health care agent in this
document.

(iv) If I am a health care provider or an employee of a health care provider giving direct
care to the person listed above in (A), I must initial this box: [ ]

I certify that the information in (i) through (iv) is true and correct.

.
(Signature of Witness Two)
Address:
.
.

REMINDER: Keep this document with your personal papers in a safe place (not in a safe
deposit box). Give signed copies to your doctorsnew text begin or advanced practice registered nursesnew text end,
family, close friends, health care agent, and alternate health care agent. Make sure your
doctornew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end is willing to follow your wishes. This document
should be part of your medical record at your physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse's
new text end office and at the hospital, home care agency, hospice, or nursing facility where you
receive your care.

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 148.6438, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required notification.

In the absence of a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end referral or prior authorization, and before providing occupational therapy
services for remuneration or expectation of payment from the client, an occupational therapist
must provide the following written notification in all capital letters of 12-point or larger
boldface type, to the client, parent, or guardian:

"Your health care provider, insurer, or plan may require a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end referral or prior authorization and you may be obligated for partial or full
payment for occupational therapy services rendered."

Information other than this notification may be included as long as the notification
remains conspicuous on the face of the document. A nonwritten disclosure format may be
used to satisfy the recipient notification requirement when necessary to accommodate the
physical condition of a client or client's guardian.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.19, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Licensing of physiciansnew text begin and advanced practice registered nursesnew text end to dispense
drugs; renewals.

(a) The board may grant a license to any physician licensed under chapter
147new text begin or advanced practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 148new text end who provides services
in a health care facility located in a designated health professional shortage area authorizing
the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end to dispense drugs to individuals for
whom pharmaceutical care is not reasonably available. The license may be renewed annually.
Any physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end licensed under this subdivision shall
be limited to dispensing drugs in a limited service pharmacy and shall be governed by the
rules adopted by the board when dispensing drugs.

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, pharmaceutical care is not reasonably available
if the limited service pharmacy in which the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
is dispensing drugs is located in a health professional shortage area, and no other licensed
pharmacy is located within 15 miles of the limited service pharmacy.

(c) For the purposes of this subdivision, section 151.15, subdivision 2, shall not apply,
and section 151.215 shall not apply provided that a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end granted a license under this subdivision certifies each filled prescription in accordance
with Minnesota Rules, part 6800.3100, subpart 3.

(d) Notwithstanding section 151.102, a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
granted a license under this subdivision may be assisted by a pharmacy technician if the
technician holds a valid certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or
from another national certification body for pharmacy technicians that requires passage of
a nationally recognized psychometrically valid certification examination for certification
as determined by the board. The physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end may
supervise the pharmacy technician as long as the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end assumes responsibility for all functions performed by the technician. For purposes of
this subdivision, supervision does not require the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end to be physically present if the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or a
licensed pharmacist is available, either electronically or by telephone.

(e) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit a physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end from dispensing drugs pursuant to section 151.37 and Minnesota
Rules, parts 6800.9950 to 6800.9954.

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 151.21, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Sign.

A pharmacy must post a sign in a conspicuous location and in a typeface
easily seen at the counter where prescriptions are dispensed stating: "In order to save you
money, this pharmacy will substitute whenever possible an FDA-approved, less expensive,
generic drug product, which is therapeutically equivalent to and safely interchangeable with
the one prescribed by your doctornew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, unless you object
to this substitution."

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.32, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Discrimination prohibited.

(a) No school or landlord may refuse to enroll or
lease to and may not otherwise penalize a person solely for the person's status as a patient
enrolled in the registry program under sections 152.22 to 152.37, unless failing to do so
would violate federal law or regulations or cause the school or landlord to lose a monetary
or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations.

(b) For the purposes of medical care, including organ transplants, a registry program
enrollee's use of medical cannabis under sections 152.22 to 152.37 is considered the
equivalent of the authorized use of any other medication used at the discretion of a physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end and does not constitute the use of an illicit substance
or otherwise disqualify a patient from needed medical care.

(c) Unless a failure to do so would violate federal law or regulations or cause an employer
to lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations, an employer
may not discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of
employment, or otherwise penalize a person, if the discrimination is based upon either of
the following:

(1) the person's status as a patient enrolled in the registry program under sections 152.22
to 152.37; or

(2) a patient's positive drug test for cannabis components or metabolites, unless the
patient used, possessed, or was impaired by medical cannabis on the premises of the place
of employment or during the hours of employment.

(d) An employee who is required to undergo employer drug testing pursuant to section
181.953 may present verification of enrollment in the patient registry as part of the employee's
explanation under section 181.953, subdivision 6.

(e) A person shall not be denied custody of a minor child or visitation rights or parenting
time with a minor child solely based on the person's status as a patient enrolled in the registry
program under sections 152.22 to 152.37. There shall be no presumption of neglect or child
endangerment for conduct allowed under sections 152.22 to 152.37, unless the person's
behavior is such that it creates an unreasonable danger to the safety of the minor as
established by clear and convincing evidence.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245.4871, subdivision 27, is amended to read:


Subd. 27.

Mental health professional.

"Mental health professional" means a person
providing clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of children's emotional disorders.
A mental health professional must have training and experience in working with children
consistent with the age group to which the mental health professional is assigned. A mental
health professional must be qualified in at least one of the following ways:

(1) in psychiatric nursing, the mental health professional must be a registered nurse who
is licensed under sections 148.171 to 148.285 and who is certified as a clinical specialistnew text begin or
certified nurse practitioner
new text end in child and adolescent psychiatric or mental health nursing by
a national nurse certification organization or who has a master's degree in nursing or one
of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university or its
equivalent, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery
of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;

(2) in clinical social work, the mental health professional must be a person licensed as
an independent clinical social worker under chapter 148D, or a person with a master's degree
in social work from an accredited college or university, with at least 4,000 hours of
post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of
mental disorders;

(3) in psychology, the mental health professional must be an individual licensed by the
board of psychology under sections 148.88 to 148.98 who has stated to the board of
psychology competencies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders;

(4) in psychiatry, the mental health professional must be a physician licensed under
chapter 147 and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or eligible
for board certification in psychiatry or an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 147
and certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry or eligible
for board certification in psychiatry;

(5) in marriage and family therapy, the mental health professional must be a marriage
and family therapist licensed under sections 148B.29 to 148B.39 with at least two years of
post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of
mental disorders or emotional disturbances;

(6) in licensed professional clinical counseling, the mental health professional shall be
a licensed professional clinical counselor under section 148B.5301 with at least 4,000 hours
of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment
of mental disorders or emotional disturbances; or

(7) in allied fields, the mental health professional must be a person with a master's degree
from an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields,
with at least 4,000 hours of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical
services in the treatment of emotional disturbances.

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245.62, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Clinical supervisor.

All community mental health center services shall be
provided under the clinical supervision of a licensed psychologist licensed under sections
148.88 to 148.98,new text begin an advanced practice registered nurse certified in mental health,new text end or a
physician who is board certified or eligible for board certification in psychiatry, and who
is licensed under section 147.02.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.143, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Nutritional services.

(a) The license holder shall ensure that food served is
nutritious and meets any special dietary needs of the participants as prescribed by the
participant's physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or dietitian as specified in the
service delivery plan.

(b) Food and beverages must be obtained, handled, and properly stored to prevent
contamination, spoilage, or a threat to the health of a resident.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.1435, is amended to read:


245A.1435 REDUCTION OF RISK OF SUDDEN UNEXPECTED INFANT DEATH
IN LICENSED PROGRAMS.

(a) When a license holder is placing an infant to sleep, the license holder must place the
infant on the infant's back, unless the license holder has documentation from the infant's
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end directing an alternative sleeping position
for the infant. The physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end directive must be on a
form approved by the commissioner and must remain on file at the licensed location. An
infant who independently rolls onto its stomach after being placed to sleep on its back may
be allowed to remain sleeping on its stomach if the infant is at least six months of age or
the license holder has a signed statement from the parent indicating that the infant regularly
rolls over at home.

(b) The license holder must place the infant in a crib directly on a firm mattress with a
fitted sheet that is appropriate to the mattress size, that fits tightly on the mattress, and
overlaps the underside of the mattress so it cannot be dislodged by pulling on the corner of
the sheet with reasonable effort. The license holder must not place anything in the crib with
the infant except for the infant's pacifier, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title
16, part 1511. The requirements of this section apply to license holders serving infants
younger than one year of age. Licensed child care providers must meet the crib requirements
under section 245A.146. A correction order shall not be issued under this paragraph unless
there is evidence that a violation occurred when an infant was present in the license holder's
care.

(c) If an infant falls asleep before being placed in a crib, the license holder must move
the infant to a crib as soon as practicable, and must keep the infant within sight of the license
holder until the infant is placed in a crib. When an infant falls asleep while being held, the
license holder must consider the supervision needs of other children in care when determining
how long to hold the infant before placing the infant in a crib to sleep. The sleeping infant
must not be in a position where the airway may be blocked or with anything covering the
infant's face.

(d) Placing a swaddled infant down to sleep in a licensed setting is not recommended
for an infant of any age and is prohibited for any infant who has begun to roll over
independently. However, with the written consent of a parent or guardian according to this
paragraph, a license holder may place the infant who has not yet begun to roll over on its
own down to sleep in a one-piece sleeper equipped with an attached system that fastens
securely only across the upper torso, with no constriction of the hips or legs, to create a
swaddle. Prior to any use of swaddling for sleep by a provider licensed under this chapter,
the license holder must obtain informed written consent for the use of swaddling from the
parent or guardian of the infant on a form provided by the commissioner and prepared in
partnership with the Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245C.02, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Serious maltreatment.

(a) "Serious maltreatment" means sexual abuse,
maltreatment resulting in death, neglect resulting in serious injury which reasonably requires
the care of a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end whether or not the care of a
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end was sought, or abuse resulting in serious
injury.

(b) For purposes of this definition, "care of a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end" is treatment received or ordered by a physician, physician assistant,new text begin advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or nurse practitioner, but does not include:

(1) diagnostic testing, assessment, or observation;

(2) the application of, recommendation to use, or prescription solely for a remedy that
is available over the counter without a prescription; or

(3) a prescription solely for a topical antibiotic to treat burns when there is no follow-up
appointment.

(c) For purposes of this definition, "abuse resulting in serious injury" means: bruises,
bites, skin laceration, or tissue damage; fractures; dislocations; evidence of internal injuries;
head injuries with loss of consciousness; extensive second-degree or third-degree burns and
other burns for which complications are present; extensive second-degree or third-degree
frostbite and other frostbite for which complications are present; irreversible mobility or
avulsion of teeth; injuries to the eyes; ingestion of foreign substances and objects that are
harmful; near drowning; and heat exhaustion or sunstroke.

(d) Serious maltreatment includes neglect when it results in criminal sexual conduct
against a child or vulnerable adult.

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245C.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Licensed programs; other child care programs.

(a) The commissioner
shall conduct a background study of an individual required to be studied under section
245C.03, subdivision 1, at least upon application for initial license for all license types.

(b) The commissioner shall conduct a background study of an individual required to be
studied under section 245C.03, subdivision 1, including a child care background study
subject as defined in section 245C.02, subdivision 6a, in a family child care program, licensed
child care center, certified license-exempt child care center, or legal nonlicensed child care
provider, on a schedule determined by the commissioner. Except as provided in section
245C.05, subdivision 5a, a child care background study must include submission of
fingerprints for a national criminal history record check and a review of the information
under section 245C.08. A background study for a child care program must be repeated
within five years from the most recent study conducted under this paragraph.

(c) At reapplication for a family child care license:

(1) for a background study affiliated with a licensed family child care center or legal
nonlicensed child care provider, the individual shall provide information required under
section 245C.05, subdivision 1, paragraphs (a), (b), and (d), to the county agency, and be
fingerprinted and photographed under section 245C.05, subdivision 5;

(2) the county agency shall verify the information received under clause (1) and forward
the information to the commissioner to complete the background study; and

(3) the background study conducted by the commissioner under this paragraph must
include a review of the information required under section 245C.08.

(d) The commissioner is not required to conduct a study of an individual at the time of
reapplication for a license if the individual's background study was completed by the
commissioner of human services and the following conditions are met:

(1) a study of the individual was conducted either at the time of initial licensure or when
the individual became affiliated with the license holder;

(2) the individual has been continuously affiliated with the license holder since the last
study was conducted; and

(3) the last study of the individual was conducted on or after October 1, 1995.

(e) The commissioner of human services shall conduct a background study of an
individual specified under section 245C.03, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clauses (2) to (6),
who is newly affiliated with a child foster care license holder:

(1) the county or private agency shall collect and forward to the commissioner the
information required under section 245C.05, subdivisions 1 and 5, when the child foster
care applicant or license holder resides in the home where child foster care services are
provided;

(2) the child foster care license holder or applicant shall collect and forward to the
commissioner the information required under section 245C.05, subdivisions 1 and 5, when
the applicant or license holder does not reside in the home where child foster care services
are provided; and

(3) the background study conducted by the commissioner of human services under this
paragraph must include a review of the information required under section 245C.08,
subdivisions 1
, 3, and 4.

(f) The commissioner shall conduct a background study of an individual specified under
section 245C.03, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clauses (2) to (6), who is newly affiliated
with an adult foster care or family adult day services and with a family child care license
holder or a legal nonlicensed child care provider authorized under chapter 119B and:

(1) except as provided in section 245C.05, subdivision 5a, the county shall collect and
forward to the commissioner the information required under section 245C.05, subdivision
1
, paragraphs (a) and (b), and subdivision 5, paragraphs (a), (b), and (d), for background
studies conducted by the commissioner for all family adult day services, for adult foster
care when the adult foster care license holder resides in the adult foster care residence, and
for family child care and legal nonlicensed child care authorized under chapter 119B;

(2) the license holder shall collect and forward to the commissioner the information
required under section 245C.05, subdivisions 1, paragraphs (a) and (b); and 5, paragraphs
(a) and (b), for background studies conducted by the commissioner for adult foster care
when the license holder does not reside in the adult foster care residence; and

(3) the background study conducted by the commissioner under this paragraph must
include a review of the information required under section 245C.08, subdivision 1, paragraph
(a), and subdivisions 3 and 4.

(g) Applicants for licensure, license holders, and other entities as provided in this chapter
must submit completed background study requests to the commissioner using the electronic
system known as NETStudy before individuals specified in section 245C.03, subdivision
1
, begin positions allowing direct contact in any licensed program.

(h) For an individual who is not on the entity's active roster, the entity must initiate a
new background study through NETStudy when:

(1) an individual returns to a position requiring a background study following an absence
of 120 or more consecutive days; or

(2) a program that discontinued providing licensed direct contact services for 120 or
more consecutive days begins to provide direct contact licensed services again.

The license holder shall maintain a copy of the notification provided to the commissioner
under this paragraph in the program's files. If the individual's disqualification was previously
set aside for the license holder's program and the new background study results in no new
information that indicates the individual may pose a risk of harm to persons receiving
services from the license holder, the previous set-aside shall remain in effect.

(i) For purposes of this section, a physician licensed under chapter 147new text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 148
new text end is considered to be continuously affiliated
upon the license holder's receipt from the commissioner of health or human services of the
physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end background study results.

(j) For purposes of family child care, a substitute caregiver must receive repeat
background studies at the time of each license renewal.

(k) A repeat background study at the time of license renewal is not required if the family
child care substitute caregiver's background study was completed by the commissioner on
or after October 1, 2017, and the substitute caregiver is on the license holder's active roster
in NETStudy 2.0.

(l) Before and after school programs authorized under chapter 119B, are exempt from
the background study requirements under section 123B.03, for an employee for whom a
background study under this chapter has been completed.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245D.02, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Incident.

"Incident" means an occurrence which involves a person and requires
the program to make a response that is not a part of the program's ordinary provision of
services to that person, and includes:

(1) serious injury of a person as determined by section 245.91, subdivision 6;

(2) a person's death;

(3) any medical emergency, unexpected serious illness, or significant unexpected change
in an illness or medical condition of a person that requires the program to call 911, physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end treatment, or hospitalization;

(4) any mental health crisis that requires the program to call 911, a mental health crisis
intervention team, or a similar mental health response team or service when available and
appropriate;

(5) an act or situation involving a person that requires the program to call 911, law
enforcement, or the fire department;

(6) a person's unauthorized or unexplained absence from a program;

(7) conduct by a person receiving services against another person receiving services
that:

(i) is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with a
person's opportunities to participate in or receive service or support;

(ii) places the person in actual and reasonable fear of harm;

(iii) places the person in actual and reasonable fear of damage to property of the person;
or

(iv) substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the program;

(8) any sexual activity between persons receiving services involving force or coercion
as defined under section 609.341, subdivisions 3 and 14;

(9) any emergency use of manual restraint as identified in section 245D.061 or successor
provisions; or

(10) a report of alleged or suspected child or vulnerable adult maltreatment under section
626.556 or 626.557.

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245D.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Health and welfare.

The license holder must establish policies and procedures
that promote health and welfare by ensuring:

(1) use of universal precautions and sanitary practices in compliance with section
245D.06, subdivision 2, clause (5);

(2) if the license holder operates a residential program, health service coordination and
care according to the requirements in section 245D.05, subdivision 1;

(3) safe medication assistance and administration according to the requirements in
sections 245D.05, subdivisions 1a, 2, and 5, and 245D.051, that are established in
consultation with a registered nurse, deleted text beginnurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin advanced practice registered nursenew text end,
physician assistant, or medical doctor and require completion of medication administration
training according to the requirements in section 245D.09, subdivision 4a, paragraph (d).
Medication assistance and administration includes, but is not limited to:

(i) providing medication-related services for a person;

(ii) medication setup;

(iii) medication administration;

(iv) medication storage and security;

(v) medication documentation and charting;

(vi) verification and monitoring of effectiveness of systems to ensure safe medication
handling and administration;

(vii) coordination of medication refills;

(viii) handling changes to prescriptions and implementation of those changes;

(ix) communicating with the pharmacy; and

(x) coordination and communication with prescriber;

(4) safe transportation, when the license holder is responsible for transportation of
persons, with provisions for handling emergency situations according to the requirements
in section 245D.06, subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (4);

(5) a plan for ensuring the safety of persons served by the program in emergencies as
defined in section 245D.02, subdivision 8, and procedures for staff to report emergencies
to the license holder. A license holder with a community residential setting or a day service
facility license must ensure the policy and procedures comply with the requirements in
section 245D.22, subdivision 4;

(6) a plan for responding to all incidents as defined in section 245D.02, subdivision 11;
and reporting all incidents required to be reported according to section 245D.06, subdivision
1. The plan must:

(i) provide the contact information of a source of emergency medical care and
transportation; and

(ii) require staff to first call 911 when the staff believes a medical emergency may be
life threatening, or to call the mental health crisis intervention team or similar mental health
response team or service when such a team is available and appropriate when the person is
experiencing a mental health crisis; and

(7) a procedure for the review of incidents and emergencies to identify trends or patterns,
and corrective action if needed. The license holder must establish and maintain a
record-keeping system for the incident and emergency reports. Each incident and emergency
report file must contain a written summary of the incident. The license holder must conduct
a review of incident reports for identification of incident patterns, and implementation of
corrective action as necessary to reduce occurrences. Each incident report must include:

(i) the name of the person or persons involved in the incident. It is not necessary to
identify all persons affected by or involved in an emergency unless the emergency resulted
in an incident;

(ii) the date, time, and location of the incident or emergency;

(iii) a description of the incident or emergency;

(iv) a description of the response to the incident or emergency and whether a person's
coordinated service and support plan addendum or program policies and procedures were
implemented as applicable;

(v) the name of the staff person or persons who responded to the incident or emergency;
and

(vi) the determination of whether corrective action is necessary based on the results of
the review.

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245D.22, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Telephone and posted numbers.

A facility must have a non-coin-operated
telephone that is readily accessible. A list of emergency numbers must be posted in a
prominent location. When an area has a 911 number or a mental health crisis intervention
team number, both numbers must be posted and the emergency number listed must be 911.
In areas of the state without a 911 number, the numbers listed must be those of the local
fire department, police department, emergency transportation, and poison control center.
The names and telephone numbers of each person's representative, physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end, and dentist must be readily available.

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245D.25, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Food.

Food served must meet any special dietary needs of a person as prescribed
by the person's physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or dietitian. Three nutritionally
balanced meals a day must be served or made available to persons, and nutritious snacks
must be available between meals.

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Procedures.

The applicant or license holder must have written procedures for
obtaining a medical intervention for a client, that are approved in writing by a physician
who is licensed under chapter 147new text begin or advanced practice registered nurse who is licensed
under chapter 148
new text end, unless:

(1) the license holder does not provide a service under section 245G.21; and

(2) a medical intervention is referred to 911, the emergency telephone number, or the
client's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end.

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.08, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Standing order protocol.

A license holder that maintains a supply of naloxone
available for emergency treatment of opioid overdose must have a written standing order
protocol by a physician who is licensed under chapter 147new text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse who is licensed under chapter 148
new text end, that permits the license holder to maintain a supply
of naloxone on site, and must require staff to undergo specific training in administration of
naloxone.

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Administration of medication and assistance with self-medication.

(a) A
license holder must meet the requirements in this subdivision if a service provided includes
the administration of medication.

(b) A staff member, other than a licensed practitioner or nurse, who is delegated by a
licensed practitioner or a registered nurse the task of administration of medication or assisting
with self-medication, must:

(1) successfully complete a medication administration training program for unlicensed
personnel through an accredited Minnesota postsecondary educational institution. A staff
member's completion of the course must be documented in writing and placed in the staff
member's personnel file;

(2) be trained according to a formalized training program that is taught by a registered
nurse and offered by the license holder. The training must include the process for
administration of naloxone, if naloxone is kept on site. A staff member's completion of the
training must be documented in writing and placed in the staff member's personnel records;
or

(3) demonstrate to a registered nurse competency to perform the delegated activity. A
registered nurse must be employed or contracted to develop the policies and procedures for
administration of medication or assisting with self-administration of medication, or both.

(c) A registered nurse must provide supervision as defined in section 148.171, subdivision
23. The registered nurse's supervision must include, at a minimum, monthly on-site
supervision or more often if warranted by a client's health needs. The policies and procedures
must include:

(1) a provision that a delegation of administration of medication is limited to the
administration of a medication that is administered orally, topically, or as a suppository, an
eye drop, an ear drop, or an inhalant;

(2) a provision that each client's file must include documentation indicating whether
staff must conduct the administration of medication or the client must self-administer
medication, or both;

(3) a provision that a client may carry emergency medication such as nitroglycerin as
instructed by the client's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end;

(4) a provision for the client to self-administer medication when a client is scheduled to
be away from the facility;

(5) a provision that if a client self-administers medication when the client is present in
the facility, the client must self-administer medication under the observation of a trained
staff member;

(6) a provision that when a license holder serves a client who is a parent with a child,
the parent may only administer medication to the child under a staff member's supervision;

(7) requirements for recording the client's use of medication, including staff signatures
with date and time;

(8) guidelines for when to inform a nurse of problems with self-administration of
medication, including a client's failure to administer, refusal of a medication, adverse
reaction, or error; and

(9) procedures for acceptance, documentation, and implementation of a prescription,
whether written, verbal, telephonic, or electronic.

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.21, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Visitors.

A client must be allowed to receive visitors at times prescribed by
the license holder. The license holder must set and post a notice of visiting rules and hours,
including both day and evening times. A client's right to receive visitors other than a personal
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, religious adviser, county case manager,
parole or probation officer, or attorney may be subject to visiting hours established by the
license holder for all clients. The treatment director or designee may impose limitations as
necessary for the welfare of a client provided the limitation and the reasons for the limitation
are documented in the client's file. A client must be allowed to receive visits at all reasonable
times from the client's personal physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, religious
adviser, county case manager, parole or probation officer, and attorney.

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.21, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Client property management.

A license holder who provides room and board
and treatment services to a client in the same facility, and any license holder that accepts
client property must meet the requirements for handling client funds and property in section
245A.04, subdivision 13. License holders:

(1) may establish policies regarding the use of personal property to ensure that treatment
activities and the rights of other clients are not infringed upon;

(2) may take temporary custody of a client's property for violation of a facility policy;

(3) must retain the client's property for a minimum of seven days after the client's service
termination if the client does not reclaim property upon service termination, or for a minimum
of 30 days if the client does not reclaim property upon service termination and has received
room and board services from the license holder; and

(4) must return all property held in trust to the client at service termination regardless
of the client's service termination status, except that:

(i) a drug, drug paraphernalia, or drug container that is subject to forfeiture under section
609.5316, must be given to the custody of a local law enforcement agency. If giving the
property to the custody of a local law enforcement agency violates Code of Federal
Regulations, title 42, sections 2.1 to 2.67, or title 45, parts 160 to 164, a drug, drug
paraphernalia, or drug container must be destroyed by a staff member designated by the
program director; and

(ii) a weapon, explosive, and other property that can cause serious harm to the client or
others must be given to the custody of a local law enforcement agency, and the client must
be notified of the transfer and of the client's right to reclaim any lawful property transferred;
and

(iii) a medication that was determined by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end to be harmful after examining the client must be destroyed, except when the client's
personal physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end approves the medication for
continued use.

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.22, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Medication orders.

Before the program may administer or dispense a medication
used for the treatment of opioid use disorder:

(1) a client-specific order must be received from an appropriately credentialed physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end who is enrolled as a Minnesota health care programs
provider and meets all applicable provider standards;

(2) the signed order must be documented in the client's record; and

(3) if the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end that issued the order is not able
to sign the order when issued, the unsigned order must be entered in the client record at the
time it was received, and the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end must review
the documentation and sign the order in the client's record within 72 hours of the medication
being ordered. The license holder must report to the commissioner any medication error
that endangers a client's health, as determined by the medical director.

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.22, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

High dose requirements.

A client being administered or dispensed a dose
beyond that set forth in subdivision 6, paragraph (a), clause (1), that exceeds 150 milligrams
of methadone or 24 milligrams of buprenorphine daily, and for each subsequent increase,
must meet face-to-face with a prescribing physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end.
The meeting must occur before the administration or dispensing of the increased medication
dose.

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.22, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Criteria for unsupervised use.

(a) To limit the potential for diversion of
medication used for the treatment of opioid use disorder to the illicit market, medication
dispensed to a client for unsupervised use shall be subject to the following requirements:

(1) any client in an opioid treatment program may receive a single unsupervised use
dose for a day that the clinic is closed for business, including Sundays and state and federal
holidays; and

(2) other treatment program decisions on dispensing medications used for the treatment
of opioid use disorder to a client for unsupervised use shall be determined by the medical
director.

(b) In determining whether a client may be permitted unsupervised use of medications,
a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end with authority to prescribe must consider
the criteria in this paragraph. The criteria in this paragraph must also be considered when
determining whether dispensing medication for a client's unsupervised use is appropriate
to increase or to extend the amount of time between visits to the program. The criteria are:

(1) absence of recent abuse of drugs including but not limited to opioids, non-narcotics,
and alcohol;

(2) regularity of program attendance;

(3) absence of serious behavioral problems at the program;

(4) absence of known recent criminal activity such as drug dealing;

(5) stability of the client's home environment and social relationships;

(6) length of time in comprehensive maintenance treatment;

(7) reasonable assurance that unsupervised use medication will be safely stored within
the client's home; and

(8) whether the rehabilitative benefit the client derived from decreasing the frequency
of program attendance outweighs the potential risks of diversion or unsupervised use.

(c) The determination, including the basis of the determination must be documented in
the client's medical record.

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.22, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Restrictions for unsupervised use of methadone hydrochloride.

(a) If a
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end with authority to prescribe determines that
a client meets the criteria in subdivision 6 and may be dispensed a medication used for the
treatment of opioid addiction, the restrictions in this subdivision must be followed when
the medication to be dispensed is methadone hydrochloride.

(b) During the first 90 days of treatment, the unsupervised use medication supply must
be limited to a maximum of a single dose each week and the client shall ingest all other
doses under direct supervision.

(c) In the second 90 days of treatment, the unsupervised use medication supply must be
limited to two doses per week.

(d) In the third 90 days of treatment, the unsupervised use medication supply must not
exceed three doses per week.

(e) In the remaining months of the first year, a client may be given a maximum six-day
unsupervised use medication supply.

(f) After one year of continuous treatment, a client may be given a maximum two-week
unsupervised use medication supply.

(g) After two years of continuous treatment, a client may be given a maximum one-month
unsupervised use medication supply, but must make monthly visits to the program.

Sec. 97.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245G.22, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Prescription monitoring program.

(a) The program must develop and
maintain a policy and procedure that requires the ongoing monitoring of the data from the
prescription monitoring program (PMP) for each client. The policy and procedure must
include how the program meets the requirements in paragraph (b).

(b) If a medication used for the treatment of substance use disorder is administered or
dispensed to a client, the license holder shall be subject to the following requirements:

(1) upon admission to a methadone clinic outpatient treatment program, a client must
be notified in writing that the commissioner of human services and the medical director
must monitor the PMP to review the prescribed controlled drugs a client received;

(2) the medical director or the medical director's delegate must review the data from the
PMP described in section 152.126 before the client is ordered any controlled substance, as
defined under section 152.126, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), including medications used
for the treatment of opioid addiction, and the medical director's or the medical director's
delegate's subsequent reviews of the PMP data must occur at least every 90 days;

(3) a copy of the PMP data reviewed must be maintained in the client's file;

(4) when the PMP data contains a recent history of multiple prescribers or multiple
prescriptions for controlled substances, the physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse's
new text end review of the data and subsequent actions must be documented in the client's file
within 72 hours and must contain the medical director's determination of whether or not the
prescriptions place the client at risk of harm and the actions to be taken in response to the
PMP findings. The provider must conduct subsequent reviews of the PMP on a monthly
basis; and

(5) if at any time the medical director believes the use of the controlled substances places
the client at risk of harm, the program must seek the client's consent to discuss the client's
opioid treatment with other prescribers and must seek the client's consent for the other
prescriber to disclose to the opioid treatment program's medical director the client's condition
that formed the basis of the other prescriptions. If the information is not obtained within
seven days, the medical director must document whether or not changes to the client's
medication dose or number of unsupervised use doses are necessary until the information
is obtained.

(c) The commissioner shall collaborate with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy to develop
and implement an electronic system for the commissioner to routinely access the PMP data
to determine whether any client enrolled in an opioid addiction treatment program licensed
according to this section was prescribed or dispensed a controlled substance in addition to
that administered or dispensed by the opioid addiction treatment program. When the
commissioner determines there have been multiple prescribers or multiple prescriptions of
controlled substances for a client, the commissioner shall:

(1) inform the medical director of the opioid treatment program only that the
commissioner determined the existence of multiple prescribers or multiple prescriptions of
controlled substances; and

(2) direct the medical director of the opioid treatment program to access the data directly,
review the effect of the multiple prescribers or multiple prescriptions, and document the
review.

(d) If determined necessary, the commissioner shall seek a federal waiver of, or exception
to, any applicable provision of Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 2.34 (c), before
implementing this subdivision.

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245H.11, is amended to read:


245H.11 REPORTING.

(a) The certification holder must comply with the reporting requirements for abuse and
neglect specified in section 626.556. A person mandated to report physical or sexual child
abuse or neglect occurring within a certified center shall report the information to the
commissioner.

(b) The certification holder must inform the commissioner within 24 hours of:

(1) the death of a child in the program; and

(2) any injury to a child in the program that required treatment by a physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end.

Sec. 99.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 246.711, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Conditions.

The secure treatment facility shall follow the procedures in sections
246.71 to 246.722 when all of the following conditions are met:

(1) a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end determines that a significant
exposure has occurred following the protocol under section 246.721;

(2) the licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end for the employee needs
the patient's blood-borne pathogens test results to begin, continue, modify, or discontinue
treatment in accordance with the most current guidelines of the United States Public Health
Service, because of possible exposure to a blood-borne pathogen; and

(3) the employee consents to providing a blood sample for testing for a blood-borne
pathogen.

Sec. 100.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 246.715, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Procedures without consent.

If the patient has provided a blood sample, but
does not consent to blood-borne pathogens testing, the secure treatment facility shall ensure
that the blood is tested for blood-borne pathogens if the employee requests the test, provided
all of the following criteria are met:

(1) the employee and secure treatment facility have documented exposure to blood or
body fluids during performance of the employee's work duties;

(2) a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end has determined that a
significant exposure has occurred under section 246.711 and has documented that blood-borne
pathogen test results are needed for beginning, modifying, continuing, or discontinuing
medical treatment for the employee as recommended by the most current guidelines of the
United States Public Health Service;

(3) the employee provides a blood sample for testing for blood-borne pathogens as soon
as feasible;

(4) the secure treatment facility asks the patient to consent to a test for blood-borne
pathogens and the patient does not consent;

(5) the secure treatment facility has provided the patient and the employee with all of
the information required by section 246.712; and

(6) the secure treatment facility has informed the employee of the confidentiality
requirements of section 246.719 and the penalties for unauthorized release of patient
information under section 246.72.

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 246.716, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Procedures without consent.

(a) A secure treatment facility or an employee
of a secure treatment facility may bring a petition for a court order to require a patient to
provide a blood sample for testing for blood-borne pathogens. The petition shall be filed in
the district court in the county where the patient is receiving treatment from the secure
treatment facility. The secure treatment facility shall serve the petition on the patient three
days before a hearing on the petition. The petition shall include one or more affidavits
attesting that:

(1) the secure treatment facility followed the procedures in sections 246.71 to 246.722
and attempted to obtain blood-borne pathogen test results according to those sections;

(2) a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end knowledgeable about the
most current recommendations of the United States Public Health Service has determined
that a significant exposure has occurred to the employee of a secure treatment facility under
section 246.721; and

(3) a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end has documented that the employee
has provided a blood sample and consented to testing for blood-borne pathogens and
blood-borne pathogen test results are needed for beginning, continuing, modifying, or
discontinuing medical treatment for the employee under section 246.721.

(b) Facilities shall cooperate with petitioners in providing any necessary affidavits to
the extent that facility staff can attest under oath to the facts in the affidavits.

(c) The court may order the patient to provide a blood sample for blood-borne pathogen
testing if:

(1) there is probable cause to believe the employee of a secure treatment facility has
experienced a significant exposure to the patient;

(2) the court imposes appropriate safeguards against unauthorized disclosure that must
specify the persons who have access to the test results and the purposes for which the test
results may be used;

(3) a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end for the employee of a
secure treatment facility needs the test results for beginning, continuing, modifying, or
discontinuing medical treatment for the employee; and

(4) the court finds a compelling need for the test results. In assessing compelling need,
the court shall weigh the need for the court-ordered blood collection and test results against
the interests of the patient, including, but not limited to, privacy, health, safety, or economic
interests. The court shall also consider whether involuntary blood collection and testing
would serve the public interests.

(d) The court shall conduct the proceeding in camera unless the petitioner or the patient
requests a hearing in open court and the court determines that a public hearing is necessary
to the public interest and the proper administration of justice.

(e) The patient may arrange for counsel in any proceeding brought under this subdivision.

Sec. 102.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 246.721, is amended to read:


246.721 PROTOCOL FOR EXPOSURE TO BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS.

(a) A secure treatment facility shall follow applicable Occupational Safety and Health
Administration guidelines under Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, part 1910.1030, for
blood-borne pathogens.

(b) Every secure treatment facility shall adopt and follow a postexposure protocol for
employees at a secure treatment facility who have experienced a significant exposure. The
postexposure protocol must adhere to the most current recommendations of the United
States Public Health Service and include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) a process for employees to report an exposure in a timely fashion;

(2) a process for an infectious disease specialist, or a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end who is knowledgeable about the most current recommendations
of the United States Public Health Service in consultation with an infectious disease specialist,
(i) to determine whether a significant exposure to one or more blood-borne pathogens has
occurred, and (ii) to provide, under the direction of a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end, a recommendation or recommendations for follow-up treatment appropriate
to the particular blood-borne pathogen or pathogens for which a significant exposure has
been determined;

(3) if there has been a significant exposure, a process to determine whether the patient
has a blood-borne pathogen through disclosure of test results, or through blood collection
and testing as required by sections 246.71 to 246.722;

(4) a process for providing appropriate counseling prior to and following testing for a
blood-borne pathogen regarding the likelihood of blood-borne pathogen transmission and
follow-up recommendations according to the most current recommendations of the United
States Public Health Service, recommendations for testing, and treatment;

(5) a process for providing appropriate counseling under clause (4) to the employee of
a secure treatment facility and to the patient; and

(6) compliance with applicable state and federal laws relating to data practices,
confidentiality, informed consent, and the patient bill of rights.

Sec. 103.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 246.722, is amended to read:


246.722 IMMUNITY.

A secure treatment facility, licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end,
and designated health care personnel are immune from liability in any civil, administrative,
or criminal action relating to the disclosure of test results of a patient to an employee of a
secure treatment facility and the testing of a blood sample from the patient for blood-borne
pathogens if a good faith effort has been made to comply with sections 246.71 to 246.722.

Sec. 104.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 251.043, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duty to seek treatment.

If upon the evidence mentioned in the preceding
section, the workers' compensation division finds that an employee is suffering from
tuberculosis contracted in the institution or department by contact with inmates or patients
therein or by contact with tuberculosis contaminated material therein, it shall order the
employee to seek the services of a physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or medical
care facility. There shall be paid to the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or
facility where the employee may be received, the same fee for the maintenance and care of
the person as is received by the institution for the maintenance and care of a nonresident
patient. If the employee worked in a state hospital or nursing home, payment for the care
shall be made by the commissioner of human services. If employed in any other institution
or department the payment shall be made from funds allocated or appropriated for the
operation of the institution or department. If the employee dies from the effects of the disease
of tuberculosis and if the tuberculosis was the primary infection and the authentic cause of
death, the workers' compensation division shall order payment to dependents as provided
for under the general provisions of the workers' compensation law.

Sec. 105.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 252A.02, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Comprehensive evaluation.

"Comprehensive evaluation" shall consist of:

(1) a medical report on the health status and physical condition of the proposed ward,
prepared under the direction of a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end;

(2) a report on the proposed ward's intellectual capacity and functional abilities, specifying
the tests and other data used in reaching its conclusions, prepared by a psychologist who is
qualified in the diagnosis of developmental disability; and

(3) a report from the case manager that includes:

(i) the most current assessment of individual service needs as described in rules of the
commissioner;

(ii) the most current individual service plan under section 256B.092, subdivision 1b;
and

(iii) a description of contacts with and responses of near relatives of the proposed ward
notifying them that a nomination for public guardianship has been made and advising them
that they may seek private guardianship.

Each report shall contain recommendations as to the amount of assistance and supervision
required by the proposed ward to function as independently as possible in society. To be
considered part of the comprehensive evaluation, reports must be completed no more than
one year before filing the petition under section 252A.05.

Sec. 106.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 252A.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Medication; treatment.

A proposed ward who, at the time the comprehensive
evaluation is to be performed, has been under medical care shall not be so under the influence
or so suffer the effects of drugs, medication, or other treatment as to be hampered in the
testing or evaluation process. When in the opinion of the licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end attending the proposed ward, the discontinuance of medication or
other treatment is not in the proposed ward's best interest, the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end shall record a list of all drugs, medication or other treatment which the
proposed ward received 48 hours immediately prior to any examination, test or interview
conducted in preparation for the comprehensive evaluation.

Sec. 107.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 252A.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Witness and attorney fees.

In each proceeding under sections 252A.01
to 252A.21, the court shall allow and order paid to each witness subpoenaed the fees and
mileage prescribed by law; to each physician,new text begin advanced practice registered nurse,new text end
psychologist, or social worker who assists in the preparation of the comprehensive evaluation
and who is not in the employ of the local agency or the state Department of Human Services,
a reasonable sum for services and for travel; and to the ward's counsel, when appointed by
the court, a reasonable sum for travel and for each day or portion of a day actually employed
in court or actually consumed in preparing for the hearing. Upon order the county auditor
shall issue a warrant on the county treasurer for payment of the amount allowed.

Sec. 108.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.03, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Special visitation; religion.

A patient has the right to meet with or call a
personal physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, spiritual advisor, and counsel at
all reasonable times. The patient has the right to continue the practice of religion.

Sec. 109.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.03, subdivision 6d, is amended to read:


Subd. 6d.

Adult mental health treatment.

(a) A competent adult may make a declaration
of preferences or instructions regarding intrusive mental health treatment. These preferences
or instructions may include, but are not limited to, consent to or refusal of these treatments.

(b) A declaration may designate a proxy to make decisions about intrusive mental health
treatment. A proxy designated to make decisions about intrusive mental health treatments
and who agrees to serve as proxy may make decisions on behalf of a declarant consistent
with any desires the declarant expresses in the declaration.

(c) A declaration is effective only if it is signed by the declarant and two witnesses. The
witnesses must include a statement that they believe the declarant understands the nature
and significance of the declaration. A declaration becomes operative when it is delivered
to the declarant's physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other mental health
treatment provider. The physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or provider must
comply with it to the fullest extent possible, consistent with reasonable medical practice,
the availability of treatments requested, and applicable law. The physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or provider shall continue to obtain the declarant's informed consent to all
intrusive mental health treatment decisions if the declarant is capable of informed consent.
A treatment provider may not require a person to make a declaration under this subdivision
as a condition of receiving services.

(d) The physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other provider shall make the
declaration a part of the declarant's medical record. If the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or other provider is unwilling at any time to comply with the declaration,
the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or provider must promptly notify the
declarant and document the notification in the declarant's medical record. If the declarant
has been committed as a patient under this chapter, the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or provider may subject a declarant to intrusive treatment in a manner
contrary to the declarant's expressed wishes, only upon order of the committing court. If
the declarant is not a committed patient under this chapter, the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice
registered nurse,
new text end or provider may subject the declarant to intrusive treatment in a manner
contrary to the declarant's expressed wishes, only if the declarant is committed as mentally
ill or mentally ill and dangerous to the public and a court order authorizing the treatment
has been issued.

(e) A declaration under this subdivision may be revoked in whole or in part at any time
and in any manner by the declarant if the declarant is competent at the time of revocation.
A revocation is effective when a competent declarant communicates the revocation to the
attending physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other provider. The attending
physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or other provider shall note the revocation
as part of the declarant's medical record.

(f) A provider who administers intrusive mental health treatment according to and in
good faith reliance upon the validity of a declaration under this subdivision is held harmless
from any liability resulting from a subsequent finding of invalidity.

(g) In addition to making a declaration under this subdivision, a competent adult may
delegate parental powers under section 524.5-211 or may nominate a guardian under sections
524.5-101 to 524.5-502.

Sec. 110.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Persons who are mentally ill or developmentally disabled.

Every
patient hospitalized as mentally ill or developmentally disabled pursuant to section 253B.04
or 253B.05 must be examined by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end as soon
as possible but no more than 48 hours following admission. The physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end shall be knowledgeable and trained in the diagnosis of the alleged
disability related to the need for admission as a person who is mentally ill or developmentally
disabled.

Sec. 111.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Chemically dependent persons.

Patients hospitalized as chemically dependent
pursuant to section 253B.04 or 253B.05 shall also be examined within 48 hours of admission.
At a minimum, the examination shall consist of a physical evaluation by facility staff
according to procedures established by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
and an evaluation by staff knowledgeable and trained in the diagnosis of the alleged disability
related to the need for admission as a chemically dependent person.

Sec. 112.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

The petition.

(a) Any interested person, except a member of the prepetition
screening team, may file a petition for commitment in the district court of the county of
financial responsibility or the county where the proposed patient is present. If the head of
the treatment facility believes that commitment is required and no petition has been filed,
the head of the treatment facility shall petition for the commitment of the person.

(b) The petition shall set forth the name and address of the proposed patient, the name
and address of the patient's nearest relatives, and the reasons for the petition. The petition
must contain factual descriptions of the proposed patient's recent behavior, including a
description of the behavior, where it occurred, and the time period over which it occurred.
Each factual allegation must be supported by observations of witnesses named in the petition.
Petitions shall be stated in behavioral terms and shall not contain judgmental or conclusory
statements.

(c) The petition shall be accompanied by a written statement by an examiner stating that
the examiner has examined the proposed patient within the 15 days preceding the filing of
the petition and is of the opinion that the proposed patient is suffering a designated disability
and should be committed to a treatment facility. The statement shall include the reasons for
the opinion. In the case of a commitment based on mental illness, the petition and the
examiner's statement shall include, to the extent this information is available, a statement
and opinion regarding the proposed patient's need for treatment with neuroleptic medication
and the patient's capacity to make decisions regarding the administration of neuroleptic
medications, and the reasons for the opinion. If use of neuroleptic medications is
recommended by the treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end, the petition
for commitment must, if applicable, include or be accompanied by a request for proceedings
under section 253B.092. Failure to include the required information regarding neuroleptic
medications in the examiner's statement, or to include a request for an order regarding
neuroleptic medications with the commitment petition, is not a basis for dismissing the
commitment petition. If a petitioner has been unable to secure a statement from an examiner,
the petition shall include documentation that a reasonable effort has been made to secure
the supporting statement.

Sec. 113.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Absence permitted.

(a) The court may permit the proposed patient to waive
the right to attend the hearing if it determines that the waiver is freely given. At the time of
the hearing the patient shall not be so under the influence of drugs, medication, or other
treatment so as to be hampered in participating in the proceedings. When the licensed
physiciannew text begin, licensed advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or licensed psychologist attending
the patient is of the opinion that the discontinuance of drugs, medication, or other treatment
is not in the best interest of the patient, the court, at the time of the hearing, shall be presented
a record of all drugs, medication or other treatment which the patient has received during
the 48 hours immediately prior to the hearing.

(b) The court, on its own motion or on the motion of any party, may exclude or excuse
a proposed patient who is seriously disruptive or who is incapable of comprehending and
participating in the proceedings. In such instances, the court shall, with specificity on the
record, state the behavior of the proposed patient or other circumstances justifying proceeding
in the absence of the proposed patient.

Sec. 114.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.092, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Administration without judicial review.

Neuroleptic medications may be
administered without judicial review in the following circumstances:

(1) the patient has the capacity to make an informed decision under subdivision 4;

(2) the patient does not have the present capacity to consent to the administration of
neuroleptic medication, but prepared a health care directive under chapter 145C or a
declaration under section 253B.03, subdivision 6d, requesting treatment or authorizing an
agent or proxy to request treatment, and the agent or proxy has requested the treatment;

(3) the patient has been prescribed neuroleptic medication prior to admission to a
treatment facility, but lacks the capacity to consent to the administration of that neuroleptic
medication; continued administration of the medication is in the patient's best interest; and
the patient does not refuse administration of the medication. In this situation, the previously
prescribed neuroleptic medication may be continued for up to 14 days while the treating
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end:

(i) is obtaining a substitute decision-maker appointed by the court under subdivision 6;
or

(ii) is requesting an amendment to a current court order authorizing administration of
neuroleptic medication;

(4) a substitute decision-maker appointed by the court consents to the administration of
the neuroleptic medication and the patient does not refuse administration of the medication;
or

(5) the substitute decision-maker does not consent or the patient is refusing medication,
and the patient is in an emergency situation.

Sec. 115.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.092, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Emergency administration.

A treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end may administer neuroleptic medication to a patient who does not have capacity to
make a decision regarding administration of the medication if the patient is in an emergency
situation. Medication may be administered for so long as the emergency continues to exist,
up to 14 days, if the treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end determines
that the medication is necessary to prevent serious, immediate physical harm to the patient
or to others. If a request for authorization to administer medication is made to the court
within the 14 days, the treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end may continue
the medication through the date of the first court hearing, if the emergency continues to
exist. If the request for authorization to administer medication is made to the court in
conjunction with a petition for commitment or early intervention and the court makes a
determination at the preliminary hearing under section 253B.07, subdivision 7, that there
is sufficient cause to continue the physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end order
until the hearing under section 253B.08, the treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end may continue the medication until that hearing, if the emergency continues to exist.
The treatment facility shall document the emergency in the patient's medical record in
specific behavioral terms.

Sec. 116.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.092, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Patients without capacity to make informed decision; substitute
decision-maker.

(a) Upon request of any person, and upon a showing that administration
of neuroleptic medications may be recommended and that the person may lack capacity to
make decisions regarding the administration of neuroleptic medication, the court shall
appoint a substitute decision-maker with authority to consent to the administration of
neuroleptic medication as provided in this section. A hearing is not required for an
appointment under this paragraph. The substitute decision-maker must be an individual or
a community or institutional multidisciplinary panel designated by the local mental health
authority. In appointing a substitute decision-maker, the court shall give preference to a
guardian or conservator, proxy, or health care agent with authority to make health care
decisions for the patient. The court may provide for the payment of a reasonable fee to the
substitute decision-maker for services under this section or may appoint a volunteer.

(b) If the person's treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end recommends
treatment with neuroleptic medication, the substitute decision-maker may give or withhold
consent to the administration of the medication, based on the standards under subdivision
7. If the substitute decision-maker gives informed consent to the treatment and the person
does not refuse, the substitute decision-maker shall provide written consent to the treating
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and the medication may be administered.
The substitute decision-maker shall also notify the court that consent has been given. If the
substitute decision-maker refuses or withdraws consent or the person refuses the medication,
neuroleptic medication may not be administered to the person without a court order or in
an emergency.

(c) A substitute decision-maker appointed under this section has access to the relevant
sections of the patient's health records on the past or present administration of medication.
The designated agency or a person involved in the patient's physical or mental health care
may disclose information to the substitute decision-maker for the sole purpose of performing
the responsibilities under this section. The substitute decision-maker may not disclose health
records obtained under this paragraph except to the extent necessary to carry out the duties
under this section.

(d) At a hearing under section 253B.08, the petitioner has the burden of proving incapacity
by a preponderance of the evidence. If a substitute decision-maker has been appointed by
the court, the court shall make findings regarding the patient's capacity to make decisions
regarding the administration of neuroleptic medications and affirm or reverse its appointment
of a substitute decision-maker. If the court affirms the appointment of the substitute
decision-maker, and if the substitute decision-maker has consented to the administration of
the medication and the patient has not refused, the court shall make findings that the substitute
decision-maker has consented and the treatment is authorized. If a substitute decision-maker
has not yet been appointed, upon request the court shall make findings regarding the patient's
capacity and appoint a substitute decision-maker if appropriate.

(e) If an order for civil commitment or early intervention did not provide for the
appointment of a substitute decision-maker or for the administration of neuroleptic
medication, the treatment facility may later request the appointment of a substitute
decision-maker upon a showing that administration of neuroleptic medications is
recommended and that the person lacks capacity to make decisions regarding the
administration of neuroleptic medications. A hearing is not required in order to administer
the neuroleptic medication unless requested under subdivision 10 or if the substitute
decision-maker withholds or refuses consent or the person refuses the medication.

(f) The substitute decision-maker's authority to consent to treatment lasts for the duration
of the court's order of appointment or until modified by the court.

If the substitute decision-maker withdraws consent or the patient refuses consent,
neuroleptic medication may not be administered without a court order.

(g) If there is no hearing after the preliminary hearing, then the court shall, upon the
request of any interested party, review the reasonableness of the substitute decision-maker's
decision based on the standards under subdivision 7. The court shall enter an order upholding
or reversing the decision within seven days.

Sec. 117.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.092, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Procedure when patient refuses medication.

(a) If the substitute
decision-maker or the patient refuses to consent to treatment with neuroleptic medications,
and absent an emergency as set forth in subdivision 3, neuroleptic medications may not be
administered without a court order. Upon receiving a written request for a hearing, the court
shall schedule the hearing within 14 days of the request. The matter may be heard as part
of any other district court proceeding under this chapter. By agreement of the parties or for
good cause shown, the court may extend the time of hearing an additional 30 days.

(b) The patient must be examined by a court examiner prior to the hearing. If the patient
refuses to participate in an examination, the examiner may rely on the patient's medical
records to reach an opinion as to the appropriateness of neuroleptic medication. The patient
is entitled to counsel and a second examiner, if requested by the patient or patient's counsel.

(c) The court may base its decision on relevant and admissible evidence, including the
testimony of a treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end or other qualified
physician, a member of the patient's treatment team, a court-appointed examiner, witness
testimony, or the patient's medical records.

(d) If the court finds that the patient has the capacity to decide whether to take neuroleptic
medication or that the patient lacks capacity to decide and the standards for making a decision
to administer the medications under subdivision 7 are not met, the treating facility may not
administer medication without the patient's informed written consent or without the
declaration of an emergency, or until further review by the court.

(e) If the court finds that the patient lacks capacity to decide whether to take neuroleptic
medication and has applied the standards set forth in subdivision 7, the court may authorize
the treating facility and any other community or treatment facility to which the patient may
be transferred or provisionally discharged, to involuntarily administer the medication to the
patient. A copy of the order must be given to the patient, the patient's attorney, the county
attorney, and the treatment facility. The treatment facility may not begin administration of
the neuroleptic medication until it notifies the patient of the court's order authorizing the
treatment.

(f) A finding of lack of capacity under this section must not be construed to determine
the patient's competence for any other purpose.

(g) The court may authorize the administration of neuroleptic medication until the
termination of a determinate commitment. If the patient is committed for an indeterminate
period, the court may authorize treatment of neuroleptic medication for not more than two
years, subject to the patient's right to petition the court for review of the order. The treatment
facility must submit annual reports to the court, which shall provide copies to the patient
and the respective attorneys.

(h) The court may limit the maximum dosage of neuroleptic medication that may be
administered.

(i) If physical force is required to administer the neuroleptic medication, force may only
take place in a treatment facility or therapeutic setting where the person's condition can be
reassessed and appropriate medical staff are available.

Sec. 118.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.0921, is amended to read:


253B.0921 ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS.

A treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end who makes medical decisions
regarding the prescription and administration of medication for treatment of a mental illness
has access to the relevant sections of a patient's health records on past administration of
medication at any treatment facility, if the patient lacks the capacity to authorize the release
of records. Upon request of a treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end under
this section, a treatment facility shall supply complete information relating to the past records
on administration of medication of a patient subject to this chapter. A patient who has the
capacity to authorize the release of data retains the right to make decisions regarding access
to medical records as provided by sections 144.291 to 144.298.

Sec. 119.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Aftercare services.

Prior to the date of discharge or provisional discharge of
any committed person, the designated agency of the county of financial responsibility, in
cooperation with the head of the treatment facility, and the patient's physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end, if notified pursuant to subdivision 6, shall establish a continuing
plan of aftercare services for the patient including a plan for medical and psychiatric
treatment, nursing care, vocational assistance, and other assistance the patient needs. The
designated agency shall provide case management services, supervise and assist the patient
in finding employment, suitable shelter, and adequate medical and psychiatric treatment,
and aid in the patient's readjustment to the community.

Sec. 120.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.20, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Notice to physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end.

The head of the
treatment facility shall notify the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end of any
committed person at the time of the patient's discharge or provisional discharge, unless the
patient objects to the notice.

Sec. 121.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.23, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Immunity.

All persons acting in good faith, upon either actual knowledge or
information thought by them to be reliable, who act pursuant to any provision of this chapter
or who procedurally or physically assist in the commitment of any individual, pursuant to
this chapter, are not subject to any civil or criminal liability under this chapter. Any privilege
otherwise existing between patient and physician,new text begin patient and advanced practice registered
nurse,
new text end patient and psychologist, patient and examiner, or patient and social worker, is waived
as to any physician, new text beginadvanced practice registered nurse, new text endpsychologist, examiner, or social
worker who provides information with respect to a patient pursuant to any provision of this
chapter.

Sec. 122.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 254A.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Program requirements.

For the purpose of this section, a detoxification
program means a social rehabilitation program licensed by the Department of Human
Services under chapter 245A, and governed by the standards of Minnesota Rules, parts
9530.6510 to 9530.6590, and established for the purpose of facilitating access into care and
treatment by detoxifying and evaluating the person and providing entrance into a
comprehensive program. Evaluation of the person shall include verification by a professional,
after preliminary examination, that the person is intoxicated or has symptoms of substance
misuse or substance use disorder and appears to be in imminent danger of harming self or
others. A detoxification program shall have available the services of a licensed physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end for medical emergencies and routine medical
surveillance. A detoxification program licensed by the Department of Human Services to
serve both adults and minors at the same site must provide for separate sleeping areas for
adults and minors.

Sec. 123.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256.9685, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Administrative reconsideration.

Notwithstanding section 256B.04,
subdivision 15
, the commissioner shall establish an administrative reconsideration process
for appeals of inpatient hospital services determined to be medically unnecessary. A
physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end or hospital may request a reconsideration of
the decision that inpatient hospital services are not medically necessary by submitting a
written request for review to the commissioner within 30 days after receiving notice of the
decision. The reconsideration process shall take place prior to the procedures of subdivision
1b and shall be conducted by the medical review agent that is independent of the case under
reconsideration.

Sec. 124.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256.9685, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Appeal of reconsideration.

Notwithstanding section 256B.72, the
commissioner may recover inpatient hospital payments for services that have been determined
to be medically unnecessary after the reconsideration and determinations. A physiciannew text begin,
advanced practice registered nurse,
new text end or hospital may appeal the result of the reconsideration
process by submitting a written request for review to the commissioner within 30 days after
receiving notice of the action. The commissioner shall review the medical record and
information submitted during the reconsideration process and the medical review agent's
basis for the determination that the services were not medically necessary for inpatient
hospital services. The commissioner shall issue an order upholding or reversing the decision
of the reconsideration process based on the review.

Sec. 125.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256.9685, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Judicial review.

A hospital deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end physiciannew text begin, or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end aggrieved by an order of the commissioner under subdivision 1b may appeal the order
to the district court of the county in which the physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered nurse,new text end
or hospital is located by:

(1) serving a written copy of a notice of appeal upon the commissioner within 30 days
after the date the commissioner issued the order; and

(2) filing the original notice of appeal and proof of service with the court administrator
of the district court. The appeal shall be treated as a dispositive motion under the Minnesota
General Rules of Practice, rule 115. The district court scope of review shall be as set forth
in section 14.69.

Sec. 126.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256.975, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Preadmission screening activities related to nursing facility admissions.

(a)
All individuals seeking admission to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities, including certified
boarding care facilities, must be screened prior to admission regardless of income, assets,
or funding sources for nursing facility care, except as described in subdivision 7b, paragraphs
(a) and (b). The purpose of the screening is to determine the need for nursing facility level
of care as described in section 256B.0911, subdivision 4e, and to complete activities required
under federal law related to mental illness and developmental disability as outlined in
paragraph (b).

(b) A person who has a diagnosis or possible diagnosis of mental illness or developmental
disability must receive a preadmission screening before admission regardless of the
exemptions outlined in subdivision 7b, paragraphs (a) and (b), to identify the need for further
evaluation and specialized services, unless the admission prior to screening is authorized
by the local mental health authority or the local developmental disabilities case manager,
or unless authorized by the county agency according to Public Law 101-508.

(c) The following criteria apply to the preadmission screening:

(1) requests for preadmission screenings must be submitted via an online form developed
by the commissioner;

(2) the Senior LinkAge Line must use forms and criteria developed by the commissioner
to identify persons who require referral for further evaluation and determination of the need
for specialized services; and

(3) the evaluation and determination of the need for specialized services must be done
by:

(i) a qualified independent mental health professional, for persons with a primary or
secondary diagnosis of a serious mental illness; or

(ii) a qualified developmental disability professional, for persons with a primary or
secondary diagnosis of developmental disability. For purposes of this requirement, a qualified
developmental disability professional must meet the standards for a qualified developmental
disability professional under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 483.430.

(d) The local county mental health authority or the state developmental disability authority
under Public Laws 100-203 and 101-508 may prohibit admission to a nursing facility if the
individual does not meet the nursing facility level of care criteria or needs specialized
services as defined in Public Laws 100-203 and 101-508. For purposes of this section,
"specialized services" for a person with developmental disability means active treatment as
that term is defined under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 483.440 (a)(1).

(e) In assessing a person's needs, the screener shall:

(1) use an automated system designated by the commissioner;

(2) consult with care transitions coordinators deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end physiciannew text begin, or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end; and

(3) consider the assessment of the individual's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end.

Other personnel may be included in the level of care determination as deemed necessary
by the screener.

Sec. 127.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256.975, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Regional and local dementia grants.

(a) The Minnesota Board on Aging
shall award competitive grants to eligible applicants for regional and local projects and
initiatives targeted to a designated community, which may consist of a specific geographic
area or population, to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias,
increase the rate of cognitive testing in the population at risk for dementias, promote the
benefits of early diagnosis of dementias, or connect caregivers of persons with dementia to
education and resources.

(b) The project areas for grants include:

(1) local or community-based initiatives to promote the benefits of physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end consultations for all individuals who suspect a memory or cognitive
problem;

(2) local or community-based initiatives to promote the benefits of early diagnosis of
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; and

(3) local or community-based initiatives to provide informational materials and other
resources to caregivers of persons with dementia.

(c) Eligible applicants for local and regional grants may include, but are not limited to,
community health boards, school districts, colleges and universities, community clinics,
tribal communities, nonprofit organizations, and other health care organizations.

(d) Applicants must:

(1) describe the proposed initiative, including the targeted community and how the
initiative meets the requirements of this subdivision; and

(2) identify the proposed outcomes of the initiative and the evaluation process to be used
to measure these outcomes.

(e) In awarding the regional and local dementia grants, the Minnesota Board on Aging
must give priority to applicants who demonstrate that the proposed project:

(1) is supported by and appropriately targeted to the community the applicant serves;

(2) is designed to coordinate with other community activities related to other health
initiatives, particularly those initiatives targeted at the elderly;

(3) is conducted by an applicant able to demonstrate expertise in the project areas;

(4) utilizes and enhances existing activities and resources or involves innovative
approaches to achieve success in the project areas; and

(5) strengthens community relationships and partnerships in order to achieve the project
areas.

(f) The board shall divide the state into specific geographic regions and allocate a
percentage of the money available for the local and regional dementia grants to projects or
initiatives aimed at each geographic region.

(g) The board shall award any available grants by January 1, 2016, and each July 1
thereafter.

(h) Each grant recipient shall report to the board on the progress of the initiative at least
once during the grant period, and within two months of the end of the grant period shall
submit a final report to the board that includes the outcome results.

(i) The Minnesota Board on Aging shall:

(1) develop the criteria and procedures to allocate the grants under this subdivision,
evaluate all applicants on a competitive basis and award the grants, and select qualified
providers to offer technical assistance to grant applicants and grantees. The selected provider
shall provide applicants and grantees assistance with project design, evaluation methods,
materials, and training; and

(2) submit by January 15, 2017, and on each January 15 thereafter, a progress report on
the dementia grants programs under this subdivision to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over health finance and policy. The report shall include:

(i) information on each grant recipient;

(ii) a summary of all projects or initiatives undertaken with each grant;

(iii) the measurable outcomes established by each grantee, an explanation of the
evaluation process used to determine whether the outcomes were met, and the results of the
evaluation; and

(iv) an accounting of how the grant funds were spent.

Sec. 128.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.038, is amended to read:


256B.038 PROVIDER RATE INCREASES AFTER JUNE 30, 1999.

(a) For fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 1999, the commissioner of management
and budget shall include an annual inflationary adjustment in payment rates for the services
listed in paragraph (b) as a budget change request in each biennial detailed expenditure
budget submitted to the legislature under section 16A.11. The adjustment shall be
accomplished by indexing the rates in effect for inflation based on the change in the
Consumer Price Index-All Items (United States city average)(CPI-U) as forecasted by Data
Resources, Inc., in the fourth quarter of the prior year for the calendar year during which
the rate increase occurs.

(b) Within the limits of appropriations specifically for this purpose, the commissioner
shall apply the rate increases in paragraph (a) to home and community-based waiver services
for persons with developmental disabilities under section 256B.501; home and
community-based waiver services for the elderly under section 256B.0915; waivered services
under community access for disability inclusion under section 256B.49; community
alternative care waivered services under section 256B.49; brain injury waivered services
under section 256B.49; nursing services and home health services under section 256B.0625,
subdivision 6a
; personal care services and nursing supervision of personal care services
under section 256B.0625, subdivision 19a; home care nursing services under section
256B.0625, subdivision 7; day training and habilitation services for adults with developmental
disabilities under sections 252.41 to 252.46; physical therapy services under section
256B.0625, subdivision 8; occupational therapy services under section 256B.0625,
subdivision 8a
; speech-language therapy services under Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0390;
respiratory therapy services under Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0295; physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end services under section 256B.0625, subdivision 3; dental services
under section 256B.0625, subdivision 9; alternative care services under section 256B.0913;
adult residential program grants under section 245.73; adult and family community support
grants under Minnesota Rules, parts 9535.1700 to 9535.1760; and semi-independent living
services under section 252.275, including SILS funding under county social services grants
formerly funded under chapter 256I.

(c) The commissioner shall increase prepaid medical assistance program capitation rates
as appropriate to reflect the rate increases in this section.

(d) In implementing this section, the commissioner shall consider proposing a schedule
to equalize rates paid by different programs for the same service.

Sec. 129.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.04, subdivision 14a, is amended to read:


Subd. 14a.

Level of need determination.

Nonemergency medical transportation level
of need determinations must be performed by a physician, a registered nurse working under
direct supervision of a physician, a physician assistant,deleted text begin a nurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin an advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end, a licensed practical nurse, or a discharge planner. Nonemergency
medical transportation level of need determinations must not be performed more than
annually on any individual, unless the individual's circumstances have sufficiently changed
so as to require a new level of need determination. Individuals residing in licensed nursing
facilities are exempt from a level of need determination and are eligible for special
transportation services until the individual no longer resides in a licensed nursing facility.
If a person authorized by this subdivision to perform a level of need determination determines
that an individual requires stretcher transportation, the individual is presumed to maintain
that level of need until otherwise determined by a person authorized to perform a level of
need determination, or for six months, whichever is sooner.

Sec. 130.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.043, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Access to care.

(a) The commissioners of human services and health, as part
of their ongoing duties, shall consider the adequacy of the current system of community
health clinics and centers both statewide and in urban areas with significant disparities in
health status and access to services across racial and ethnic groups, including:

(1) methods to provide 24-hour availability of care through the clinics and centers;

(2) methods to expand the availability of care through the clinics and centers;

(3) the use of grants to expand the number of clinics and centers, the services provided,
and the availability of care; and

(4) the extent to which increased use of physician assistants, deleted text beginnurse practitionersdeleted text endnew text begin advanced
practice registered nurses
new text end, medical residents and interns, and other allied health professionals
in clinics and centers would increase the availability of services.

(b) The commissioners shall make departmental modifications and legislative
recommendations as appropriate on the basis of their considerations under paragraph (a).

Sec. 131.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.055, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Children with disabilities.

(a) A person is eligible for medical assistance if
the person is under age 19 and qualifies as a disabled individual under United States Code,
title 42, section 1382c(a), and would be eligible for medical assistance under the state plan
if residing in a medical institution, and the child requires a level of care provided in a hospital,
nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities,
for whom home care is appropriate, provided that the cost to medical assistance under this
section is not more than the amount that medical assistance would pay for if the child resides
in an institution. After the child is determined to be eligible under this section, the
commissioner shall review the child's disability under United States Code, title 42, section
1382c(a) and level of care defined under this section no more often than annually and may
elect, based on the recommendation of health care professionals under contract with the
state medical review team, to extend the review of disability and level of care up to a
maximum of four years. The commissioner's decision on the frequency of continuing review
of disability and level of care is not subject to administrative appeal under section 256.045.
The county agency shall send a notice of disability review to the enrollee six months prior
to the date the recertification of disability is due. Nothing in this subdivision shall be
construed as affecting other redeterminations of medical assistance eligibility under this
chapter and annual cost-effective reviews under this section.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "hospital" means an institution as defined in section
144.696, subdivision 3, 144.55, subdivision 3, or Minnesota Rules, part 4640.3600, and
licensed pursuant to sections 144.50 to 144.58. For purposes of this subdivision, a child
requires a level of care provided in a hospital if the child is determined by the commissioner
to need an extensive array of health services, including mental health services, for an
undetermined period of time, whose health condition requires frequent monitoring and
treatment by a health care professional or by a person supervised by a health care
professional, who would reside in a hospital or require frequent hospitalization if these
services were not provided, and the daily care needs are more complex than a nursing facility
level of care.

A child with serious emotional disturbance requires a level of care provided in a hospital
if the commissioner determines that the individual requires 24-hour supervision because
the person exhibits recurrent or frequent suicidal or homicidal ideation or behavior, recurrent
or frequent psychosomatic disorders or somatopsychic disorders that may become life
threatening, recurrent or frequent severe socially unacceptable behavior associated with
psychiatric disorder, ongoing and chronic psychosis or severe, ongoing and chronic
developmental problems requiring continuous skilled observation, or severe disabling
symptoms for which office-centered outpatient treatment is not adequate, and which overall
severely impact the individual's ability to function.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "nursing facility" means a facility which provides
nursing care as defined in section 144A.01, subdivision 5, licensed pursuant to sections
144A.02 to 144A.10, which is appropriate if a person is in active restorative treatment; is
in need of special treatments provided or supervised by a licensed nurse; or has unpredictable
episodes of active disease processes requiring immediate judgment by a licensed nurse. For
purposes of this subdivision, a child requires the level of care provided in a nursing facility
if the child is determined by the commissioner to meet the requirements of the preadmission
screening assessment document under section 256B.0911, adjusted to address age-appropriate
standards for children age 18 and under.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision, "intermediate care facility for persons with
developmental disabilities" or "ICF/DD" means a program licensed to provide services to
persons with developmental disabilities under section 252.28, and chapter 245A, and a
physical plant licensed as a supervised living facility under chapter 144, which together are
certified by the Minnesota Department of Health as meeting the standards in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 42, part 483, for an intermediate care facility which provides services for
persons with developmental disabilities who require 24-hour supervision and active treatment
for medical, behavioral, or habilitation needs. For purposes of this subdivision, a child
requires a level of care provided in an ICF/DD if the commissioner finds that the child has
a developmental disability in accordance with section 256B.092, is in need of a 24-hour
plan of care and active treatment similar to persons with developmental disabilities, and
there is a reasonable indication that the child will need ICF/DD services.

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, a person requires the level of care provided in a
nursing facility if the person requires 24-hour monitoring or supervision and a plan of mental
health treatment because of specific symptoms or functional impairments associated with
a serious mental illness or disorder diagnosis, which meet severity criteria for mental health
established by the commissioner and published in March 1997 as the Minnesota Mental
Health Level of Care for Children and Adolescents with Severe Emotional Disorders.

(f) The determination of the level of care needed by the child shall be made by the
commissioner based on information supplied to the commissioner by the parent or guardian,
the child's physician or physiciansnew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse or advanced practice
registered nurses
new text end, and other professionals as requested by the commissioner. The
commissioner shall establish a screening team to conduct the level of care determinations
according to this subdivision.

(g) If a child meets the conditions in paragraph (b), (c), (d), or (e), the commissioner
must assess the case to determine whether:

(1) the child qualifies as a disabled individual under United States Code, title 42, section
1382c(a), and would be eligible for medical assistance if residing in a medical institution;
and

(2) the cost of medical assistance services for the child, if eligible under this subdivision,
would not be more than the cost to medical assistance if the child resides in a medical
institution to be determined as follows:

(i) for a child who requires a level of care provided in an ICF/DD, the cost of care for
the child in an institution shall be determined using the average payment rate established
for the regional treatment centers that are certified as ICF's/DD;

(ii) for a child who requires a level of care provided in an inpatient hospital setting
according to paragraph (b), cost-effectiveness shall be determined according to Minnesota
Rules, part 9505.3520, items F and G; and

(iii) for a child who requires a level of care provided in a nursing facility according to
paragraph (c) or (e), cost-effectiveness shall be determined according to Minnesota Rules,
part 9505.3040, except that the nursing facility average rate shall be adjusted to reflect rates
which would be paid for children under age 16. The commissioner may authorize an amount
up to the amount medical assistance would pay for a child referred to the commissioner by
the preadmission screening team under section 256B.0911.

Sec. 132.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0622, subdivision 2b, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2b.

Continuing stay and discharge criteria for assertive community
treatment.

(a) A client receiving assertive community treatment is eligible to continue
receiving services if:

(1) the client has not achieved the desired outcomes of their individual treatment plan;

(2) the client's level of functioning has not been restored, improved, or sustained over
the time frame outlined in the individual treatment plan;

(3) the client continues to be at risk for relapse based on current clinical assessment,
history, or the tenuous nature of the functional gains; or

(4) the client is functioning effectively with this service and discharge would otherwise
be indicated but without continued services the client's functioning would decline; and

(5) one of the following must also apply:

(i) the client has achieved current individual treatment plan goals but additional goals
are indicated as evidenced by documented symptoms;

(ii) the client is making satisfactory progress toward meeting goals and there is
documentation that supports that continuation of this service shall be effective in addressing
the goals outlined in the individual treatment plan;

(iii) the client is making progress, but the specific interventions in the individual treatment
plan need to be modified so that greater gains, which are consistent with the client's potential
level of functioning, are possible; or

(iv) the client fails to make progress or demonstrates regression in meeting goals through
the interventions outlined in the individual treatment plan.

(b) Clients receiving assertive community treatment are eligible to be discharged if they
meet at least one of the following criteria:

(1) the client and the ACT team determine that assertive community treatment services
are no longer needed based on the attainment of goals as identified in the individual treatment
plan and a less intensive level of care would adequately address current goals;

(2) the client moves out of the ACT team's service area and the ACT team has facilitated
the referral to either a new ACT team or other appropriate mental health service and has
assisted the individual in the transition process;

(3) the client, or the client's legal guardian when applicable, chooses to withdraw from
assertive community treatment services and documented attempts by the ACT team to
re-engage the client with the service have not been successful;

(4) the client has a demonstrated need for a medical nursing home placement lasting
more than three months, as determined by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end;

(5) the client is hospitalized, in residential treatment, or in jail for a period of greater
than three months. However, the ACT team must make provisions for the client to return
to the ACT team upon their discharge or release from the hospital or jail if the client still
meets eligibility criteria for assertive community treatment and the team is not at full capacity;

(6) the ACT team is unable to locate, contact, and engage the client for a period of greater
than three months after persistent efforts by the ACT team to locate the client; or

(7) the client requests a discharge, despite repeated and proactive efforts by the ACT
team to engage the client in service planning. The ACT team must develop a transition plan
to arrange for alternate treatment for clients in this situation who have a history of suicide
attempts, assault, or forensic involvement.

(c) For all clients who are discharged from assertive community treatment to another
service provider within the ACT team's service area there is a three-month transfer period,
from the date of discharge, during which a client who does not adjust well to the new service,
may voluntarily return to the ACT team. During this period, the ACT team must maintain
contact with the client's new service provider.

Sec. 133.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0622, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Medical assistance payment for assertive community treatment and
intensive residential treatment services.

(a) Payment for intensive residential treatment
services and assertive community treatment in this section shall be based on one daily rate
per provider inclusive of the following services received by an eligible client in a given
calendar day: all rehabilitative services under this section, staff travel time to provide
rehabilitative services under this section, and nonresidential crisis stabilization services
under section 256B.0624.

(b) Except as indicated in paragraph (c), payment will not be made to more than one
entity for each client for services provided under this section on a given day. If services
under this section are provided by a team that includes staff from more than one entity, the
team must determine how to distribute the payment among the members.

(c) The commissioner shall determine one rate for each provider that will bill medical
assistance for residential services under this section and one rate for each assertive community
treatment provider. If a single entity provides both services, one rate is established for the
entity's residential services and another rate for the entity's nonresidential services under
this section. A provider is not eligible for payment under this section without authorization
from the commissioner. The commissioner shall develop rates using the following criteria:

(1) the provider's cost for services shall include direct services costs, other program
costs, and other costs determined as follows:

(i) the direct services costs must be determined using actual costs of salaries, benefits,
payroll taxes, and training of direct service staff and service-related transportation;

(ii) other program costs not included in item (i) must be determined as a specified
percentage of the direct services costs as determined by item (i). The percentage used shall
be determined by the commissioner based upon the average of percentages that represent
the relationship of other program costs to direct services costs among the entities that provide
similar services;

(iii) physical plant costs calculated based on the percentage of space within the program
that is entirely devoted to treatment and programming. This does not include administrative
or residential space;

(iv) assertive community treatment physical plant costs must be reimbursed as part of
the costs described in item (ii); and

(v) subject to federal approval, up to an additional five percent of the total rate may be
added to the program rate as a quality incentive based upon the entity meeting performance
criteria specified by the commissioner;

(2) actual cost is defined as costs which are allowable, allocable, and reasonable, and
consistent with federal reimbursement requirements under Code of Federal Regulations,
title 48, chapter 1, part 31, relating to for-profit entities, and Office of Management and
Budget Circular Number A-122, relating to nonprofit entities;

(3) the number of service units;

(4) the degree to which clients will receive services other than services under this section;
and

(5) the costs of other services that will be separately reimbursed.

(d) The rate for intensive residential treatment services and assertive community treatment
must exclude room and board, as defined in section 256I.03, subdivision 6, and services
not covered under this section, such as partial hospitalization, home care, and inpatient
services.

(e) Physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end services that are not separately billed
may be included in the rate to the extent that a psychiatrist, or other health care professional
providing physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end services within their scope of
practice, is a member of the intensive residential treatment services treatment team. Physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end services, whether billed separately or included in the
rate, may be delivered by telemedicine. For purposes of this paragraph, "telemedicine" has
the meaning given to "mental health telemedicine" in section 256B.0625, subdivision 46,
when telemedicine is used to provide intensive residential treatment services.

(f) When services under this section are provided by an assertive community treatment
provider, case management functions must be an integral part of the team.

(g) The rate for a provider must not exceed the rate charged by that provider for the
same service to other payors.

(h) The rates for existing programs must be established prospectively based upon the
expenditures and utilization over a prior 12-month period using the criteria established in
paragraph (c). The rates for new programs must be established based upon estimated
expenditures and estimated utilization using the criteria established in paragraph (c).

(i) Entities who discontinue providing services must be subject to a settle-up process
whereby actual costs and reimbursement for the previous 12 months are compared. In the
event that the entity was paid more than the entity's actual costs plus any applicable
performance-related funding due the provider, the excess payment must be reimbursed to
the department. If a provider's revenue is less than actual allowed costs due to lower
utilization than projected, the commissioner may reimburse the provider to recover its actual
allowable costs. The resulting adjustments by the commissioner must be proportional to the
percent of total units of service reimbursed by the commissioner and must reflect a difference
of greater than five percent.

(j) A provider may request of the commissioner a review of any rate-setting decision
made under this subdivision.

Sec. 134.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0623, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
given them.

(a) "Adult rehabilitative mental health services" means mental health services which are
rehabilitative and enable the recipient to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social
competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, independent living, parenting skills, and
community skills, when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness.
Adult rehabilitative mental health services are also appropriate when provided to enable a
recipient to retain stability and functioning, if the recipient would be at risk of significant
functional decompensation or more restrictive service settings without these services.

(1) Adult rehabilitative mental health services instruct, assist, and support the recipient
in areas such as: interpersonal communication skills, community resource utilization and
integration skills, crisis assistance, relapse prevention skills, health care directives, budgeting
and shopping skills, healthy lifestyle skills and practices, cooking and nutrition skills,
transportation skills, medication education and monitoring, mental illness symptom
management skills, household management skills, employment-related skills, parenting
skills, and transition to community living services.

(2) These services shall be provided to the recipient on a one-to-one basis in the recipient's
home or another community setting or in groups.

(b) "Medication education services" means services provided individually or in groups
which focus on educating the recipient about mental illness and symptoms; the role and
effects of medications in treating symptoms of mental illness; and the side effects of
medications. Medication education is coordinated with medication management services
and does not duplicate it. Medication education services are provided by physicians,new text begin advanced
practice registered nurses,
new text end pharmacists, physician assistants, or registered nurses.

(c) "Transition to community living services" means services which maintain continuity
of contact between the rehabilitation services provider and the recipient and which facilitate
discharge from a hospital, residential treatment program under Minnesota Rules, chapter
9505, board and lodging facility, or nursing home. Transition to community living services
are not intended to provide other areas of adult rehabilitative mental health services.

Sec. 135.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Physicians'new text begin and advanced practice registered nurses'new text end services.

(a) Medical
assistance covers physicians'new text begin and advanced practice registered nurses'new text end services.

(b) Rates paid for anesthesiology services provided by physicians shall be according to
the formula utilized in the Medicare program and shall use a conversion factor "at percentile
of calendar year set by legislature, "except that rates paid to physicians for the medical
direction of a certified registered nurse anesthetist shall be the same as the rate paid to the
certified registered nurse anesthetist under medical direction.

(c) Medical assistance does not cover physicians'new text begin and advanced practice registered nurses'new text end
services related to the provision of care related to a treatment reportable under section
144.7065, subdivision 2, clauses (1), (2), (3), and (5), and subdivision 7, clause (1).

(d) Medical assistance does not cover physicians'new text begin and advanced practice registered nurses'new text end
services related to the provision of care (1) for which hospital reimbursement is prohibited
under section 256.969, subdivision 3b, paragraph (c), or (2) reportable under section
144.7065, subdivisions 2 to 7, if the physicians'new text begin or advanced practice registered nurses'new text end
services are billed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end who delivered care
that contributed to or caused the adverse health care event or hospital-acquired condition.

(e) The payment limitations in this subdivision shall also apply to MinnesotaCare.

(f) A physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end shall not bill a recipient of services
for any payment disallowed under this subdivision.

Sec. 136.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Outpatient and physician-new text begin or advanced practice registered nurse-new text enddirected
clinic services.

Medical assistance covers outpatient hospital or physician-new text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse-
new text enddirected clinic services. The physician-new text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse-
new text enddirected clinic staff shall include at least two physiciansnew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurses
new text end and all services shall be provided under the direct supervision of a physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end. Hospital outpatient departments are subject to the
same limitations and reimbursements as other enrolled vendors for all services, except initial
triage, emergency services, and services not provided or immediately available in clinics,
physicians'new text begin or advanced practice registered nurses'new text end offices, or by other enrolled providers.
"Emergency services" means those medical services required for the immediate diagnosis
and treatment of medical conditions that, if not immediately diagnosed and treated, could
lead to serious physical or mental disability or death or are necessary to alleviate severe
pain. Neither the hospital, its employees, nor any physiciannew text begin, advanced practice registered
nurse,
new text end or dentist, shall be liable in any action arising out of a determination not to render
emergency services or care if reasonable care is exercised in determining the condition of
the person, or in determining the appropriateness of the facilities, or the qualifications and
availability of personnel to render these services consistent with this section.

Sec. 137.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13.

Drugs.

(a) Medical assistance covers drugs, except for fertility drugs when
specifically used to enhance fertility, if prescribed by a licensed practitioner and dispensed
by a licensed pharmacist, by a physician enrolled in the medical assistance program as a
dispensing physician, or by a physician, physician assistant, or deleted text begina nurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin an
advanced practice registered nurse
new text end employed by or under contract with a community health
board as defined in section 145A.02, subdivision 5, for the purposes of communicable
disease control.

(b) The dispensed quantity of a prescription drug must not exceed a 34-day supply,
unless authorized by the commissioner.

(c) For the purpose of this subdivision and subdivision 13d, an "active pharmaceutical
ingredient" is defined as a substance that is represented for use in a drug and when used in
the manufacturing, processing, or packaging of a drug becomes an active ingredient of the
drug product. An "excipient" is defined as an inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle
for a drug. The commissioner shall establish a list of active pharmaceutical ingredients and
excipients which are included in the medical assistance formulary. Medical assistance covers
selected active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients used in compounded prescriptions
when the compounded combination is specifically approved by the commissioner or when
a commercially available product:

(1) is not a therapeutic option for the patient;

(2) does not exist in the same combination of active ingredients in the same strengths
as the compounded prescription; and

(3) cannot be used in place of the active pharmaceutical ingredient in the compounded
prescription.

(d) Medical assistance covers the following over-the-counter drugs when prescribed by
a licensed practitioner or by a licensed pharmacist who meets standards established by the
commissioner, in consultation with the board of pharmacy: antacids, acetaminophen, family
planning products, aspirin, insulin, products for the treatment of lice, vitamins for adults
with documented vitamin deficiencies, vitamins for children under the age of seven and
pregnant or nursing women, and any other over-the-counter drug identified by the
commissioner, in consultation with the Formulary Committee, as necessary, appropriate,
and cost-effective for the treatment of certain specified chronic diseases, conditions, or
disorders, and this determination shall not be subject to the requirements of chapter 14. A
pharmacist may prescribe over-the-counter medications as provided under this paragraph
for purposes of receiving reimbursement under Medicaid. When prescribing over-the-counter
drugs under this paragraph, licensed pharmacists must consult with the recipient to determine
necessity, provide drug counseling, review drug therapy for potential adverse interactions,
and make referrals as needed to other health care professionals. Over-the-counter medications
must be dispensed in a quantity that is the lowest of: (1) the number of dosage units contained
in the manufacturer's original package; (2) the number of dosage units required to complete
the patient's course of therapy; or (3) if applicable, the number of dosage units dispensed
from a system using retrospective billing, as provided under subdivision 13e, paragraph
(b).

(e) Effective January 1, 2006, medical assistance shall not cover drugs that are coverable
under Medicare Part D as defined in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and
Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, section 1860D-2(e), for individuals eligible
for drug coverage as defined in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and
Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, section 1860D-1(a)(3)(A). For these
individuals, medical assistance may cover drugs from the drug classes listed in United States
Code, title 42, section 1396r-8(d)(2), subject to this subdivision and subdivisions 13a to
13g, except that drugs listed in United States Code, title 42, section 1396r-8(d)(2)(E), shall
not be covered.

(f) Medical assistance covers drugs acquired through the federal 340B Drug Pricing
Program and dispensed by 340B covered entities and ambulatory pharmacies under common
ownership of the 340B covered entity. Medical assistance does not cover drugs acquired
through the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program and dispensed by 340B contract pharmacies.

Sec. 138.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 17, is amended to
read:


Subd. 17.

Transportation costs.

(a) "Nonemergency medical transportation service"
means motor vehicle transportation provided by a public or private person that serves
Minnesota health care program beneficiaries who do not require emergency ambulance
service, as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision 3, to obtain covered medical services.

(b) Medical assistance covers medical transportation costs incurred solely for obtaining
emergency medical care or transportation costs incurred by eligible persons in obtaining
emergency or nonemergency medical care when paid directly to an ambulance company,
nonemergency medical transportation company, or other recognized providers of
transportation services. Medical transportation must be provided by:

(1) nonemergency medical transportation providers who meet the requirements of this
subdivision;

(2) ambulances, as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision 2;

(3) taxicabs that meet the requirements of this subdivision;

(4) public transit, as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7; or

(5) not-for-hire vehicles, including volunteer drivers.

(c) Medical assistance covers nonemergency medical transportation provided by
nonemergency medical transportation providers enrolled in the Minnesota health care
programs. All nonemergency medical transportation providers must comply with the
operating standards for special transportation service as defined in sections 174.29 to 174.30
and Minnesota Rules, chapter 8840, and in consultation with the Minnesota Department of
Transportation. All nonemergency medical transportation providers shall bill for
nonemergency medical transportation services in accordance with Minnesota health care
programs criteria. Publicly operated transit systems, volunteers, and not-for-hire vehicles
are exempt from the requirements outlined in this paragraph.

(d) An organization may be terminated, denied, or suspended from enrollment if:

(1) the provider has not initiated background studies on the individuals specified in
section 174.30, subdivision 10, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3); or

(2) the provider has initiated background studies on the individuals specified in section
174.30, subdivision 10, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), and:

(i) the commissioner has sent the provider a notice that the individual has been
disqualified under section 245C.14; and

(ii) the individual has not received a disqualification set-aside specific to the special
transportation services provider under sections 245C.22 and 245C.23.

(e) The administrative agency of nonemergency medical transportation must:

(1) adhere to the policies defined by the commissioner in consultation with the
Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory Committee;

(2) pay nonemergency medical transportation providers for services provided to
Minnesota health care programs beneficiaries to obtain covered medical services;

(3) provide data monthly to the commissioner on appeals, complaints, no-shows, canceled
trips, and number of trips by mode; and

(4) by July 1, 2016, in accordance with subdivision 18e, utilize a web-based single
administrative structure assessment tool that meets the technical requirements established
by the commissioner, reconciles trip information with claims being submitted by providers,
and ensures prompt payment for nonemergency medical transportation services.

(f) Until the commissioner implements the single administrative structure and delivery
system under subdivision 18e, clients shall obtain their level-of-service certificate from the
commissioner or an entity approved by the commissioner that does not dispatch rides for
clients using modes of transportation under paragraph (i), clauses (4), (5), (6), and (7).

(g) The commissioner may use an order by the recipient's attending physiciannew text begin, advanced
practice registered nurse,
new text end or a medical or mental health professional to certify that the
recipient requires nonemergency medical transportation services. Nonemergency medical
transportation providers shall perform driver-assisted services for eligible individuals, when
appropriate. Driver-assisted service includes passenger pickup at and return to the individual's
residence or place of business, assistance with admittance of the individual to the medical
facility, and assistance in passenger securement or in securing of wheelchairs, child seats,
or stretchers in the vehicle.

Nonemergency medical transportation providers must take clients to the health care
provider using the most direct route, and must not exceed 30 miles for a trip to a primary
care provider or 60 miles for a trip to a specialty care provider, unless the client receives
authorization from the local agency.

Nonemergency medical transportation providers may not bill for separate base rates for
the continuation of a trip beyond the original destination. Nonemergency medical
transportation providers must maintain trip logs, which include pickup and drop-off times,
signed by the medical provider or client, whichever is deemed most appropriate, attesting
to mileage traveled to obtain covered medical services. Clients requesting client mileage
reimbursement must sign the trip log attesting mileage traveled to obtain covered medical
services.

(h) The administrative agency shall use the level of service process established by the
commissioner in consultation with the Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory
Committee to determine the client's most appropriate mode of transportation. If public transit
or a certified transportation provider is not available to provide the appropriate service mode
for the client, the client may receive a onetime service upgrade.

(i) The covered modes of transportation are:

(1) client reimbursement, which includes client mileage reimbursement provided to
clients who have their own transportation, or to family or an acquaintance who provides
transportation to the client;

(2) volunteer transport, which includes transportation by volunteers using their own
vehicle;

(3) unassisted transport, which includes transportation provided to a client by a taxicab
or public transit. If a taxicab or public transit is not available, the client can receive
transportation from another nonemergency medical transportation provider;

(4) assisted transport, which includes transport provided to clients who require assistance
by a nonemergency medical transportation provider;

(5) lift-equipped/ramp transport, which includes transport provided to a client who is
dependent on a device and requires a nonemergency medical transportation provider with
a vehicle containing a lift or ramp;

(6) protected transport, which includes transport provided to a client who has received
a prescreening that has deemed other forms of transportation inappropriate and who requires
a provider: (i) with a protected vehicle that is not an ambulance or police car and has safety
locks, a video recorder, and a transparent thermoplastic partition between the passenger and
the vehicle driver; and (ii) who is certified as a protected transport provider; and

(7) stretcher transport, which includes transport for a client in a prone or supine position
and requires a nonemergency medical transportation provider with a vehicle that can transport
a client in a prone or supine position.

(j) The local agency shall be the single administrative agency and shall administer and
reimburse for modes defined in paragraph (i) according to paragraphs (m) and (n) when the
commissioner has developed, made available, and funded the web-based single administrative
structure, assessment tool, and level of need assessment under subdivision 18e. The local
agency's financial obligation is limited to funds provided by the state or federal government.

(k) The commissioner shall:

(1) in consultation with the Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory Committee,
verify that the mode and use of nonemergency medical transportation is appropriate;

(2) verify that the client is going to an approved medical appointment; and

(3) investigate all complaints and appeals.

(l) The administrative agency shall pay for the services provided in this subdivision and
seek reimbursement from the commissioner, if appropriate. As vendors of medical care,
local agencies are subject to the provisions in section 256B.041, the sanctions and monetary
recovery actions in section 256B.064, and Minnesota Rules, parts 9505.2160 to 9505.2245.

(m) Payments for nonemergency medical transportation must be paid based on the client's
assessed mode under paragraph (h), not the type of vehicle used to provide the service. The
medical assistance reimbursement rates for nonemergency medical transportation services
that are payable by or on behalf of the commissioner for nonemergency medical
transportation services are:

(1) $0.22 per mile for client reimbursement;

(2) up to 100 percent of the Internal Revenue Service business deduction rate for volunteer
transport;

(3) equivalent to the standard fare for unassisted transport when provided by public
transit, and $11 for the base rate and $1.30 per mile when provided by a nonemergency
medical transportation provider;

(4) $13 for the base rate and $1.30 per mile for assisted transport;

(5) $18 for the base rate and $1.55 per mile for lift-equipped/ramp transport;

(6) $75 for the base rate and $2.40 per mile for protected transport; and

(7) $60 for the base rate and $2.40 per mile for stretcher transport, and $9 per trip for
an additional attendant if deemed medically necessary.

(n) The base rate for nonemergency medical transportation services in areas defined
under RUCA to be super rural is equal to 111.3 percent of the respective base rate in
paragraph (m), clauses (1) to (7). The mileage rate for nonemergency medical transportation
services in areas defined under RUCA to be rural or super rural areas is:

(1) for a trip equal to 17 miles or less, equal to 125 percent of the respective mileage
rate in paragraph (m), clauses (1) to (7); and

(2) for a trip between 18 and 50 miles, equal to 112.5 percent of the respective mileage
rate in paragraph (m), clauses (1) to (7).

(o) For purposes of reimbursement rates for nonemergency medical transportation
services under paragraphs (m) and (n), the zip code of the recipient's place of residence
shall determine whether the urban, rural, or super rural reimbursement rate applies.

(p) For purposes of this subdivision, "rural urban commuting area" or "RUCA" means
a census-tract based classification system under which a geographical area is determined
to be urban, rural, or super rural.

(q) The commissioner, when determining reimbursement rates for nonemergency medical
transportation under paragraphs (m) and (n), shall exempt all modes of transportation listed
under paragraph (i) from Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0445, item R, subitem (2).

Sec. 139.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 26, is amended to
read:


Subd. 26.

Special education services.

(a) Medical assistance covers evaluations necessary
in making a determination for eligibility for individualized education program and
individualized family service plan services and for medical services identified in a recipient's
individualized education program and individualized family service plan and covered under
the medical assistance state plan. Covered services include occupational therapy, physical
therapy, speech-language therapy, clinical psychological services, nursing services, school
psychological services, school social work services, personal care assistants serving as
management aides, assistive technology devices, transportation services, health assessments,
and other services covered under the medical assistance state plan. Mental health services
eligible for medical assistance reimbursement must be provided or coordinated through a
children's mental health collaborative where a collaborative exists if the child is included
in the collaborative operational target population. The provision or coordination of services
does not require that the individualized education program be developed by the collaborative.

The services may be provided by a Minnesota school district that is enrolled as a medical
assistance provider or its subcontractor, and only if the services meet all the requirements
otherwise applicable if the service had been provided by a provider other than a school
district, in the following areas: medical necessity, physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse's
new text end orders, documentation, personnel qualifications, and prior authorization requirements.
The nonfederal share of costs for services provided under this subdivision is the responsibility
of the local school district as provided in section 125A.74. Services listed in a child's
individualized education program are eligible for medical assistance reimbursement only
if those services meet criteria for federal financial participation under the Medicaid program.

(b) Approval of health-related services for inclusion in the individualized education
program does not require prior authorization for purposes of reimbursement under this
chapter. The commissioner may require physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
review and approval of the plan not more than once annually or upon any modification of
the individualized education program that reflects a change in health-related services.

(c) Services of a speech-language pathologist provided under this section are covered
notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0390, subpart 1, item L, if the person:

(1) holds a masters degree in speech-language pathology;

(2) is licensed by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as an
educational speech-language pathologist; and

(3) either has a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing
Association, has completed the equivalent educational requirements and work experience
necessary for the certificate or has completed the academic program and is acquiring
supervised work experience to qualify for the certificate.

(d) Medical assistance coverage for medically necessary services provided under other
subdivisions in this section may not be denied solely on the basis that the same or similar
services are covered under this subdivision.

(e) The commissioner shall develop and implement package rates, bundled rates, or per
diem rates for special education services under which separately covered services are grouped
together and billed as a unit in order to reduce administrative complexity.

(f) The commissioner shall develop a cost-based payment structure for payment of these
services. Only costs reported through the designated Minnesota Department of Education
data systems in distinct service categories qualify for inclusion in the cost-based payment
structure. The commissioner shall reimburse claims submitted based on an interim rate, and
shall settle at a final rate once the department has determined it. The commissioner shall
notify the school district of the final rate. The school district has 60 days to appeal the final
rate. To appeal the final rate, the school district shall file a written appeal request to the
commissioner within 60 days of the date the final rate determination was mailed. The appeal
request shall specify (1) the disputed items and (2) the name and address of the person to
contact regarding the appeal.

(g) Effective July 1, 2000, medical assistance services provided under an individualized
education program or an individual family service plan by local school districts shall not
count against medical assistance authorization thresholds for that child.

(h) Nursing services as defined in section 148.171, subdivision 15, and provided as an
individualized education program health-related service, are eligible for medical assistance
payment if they are otherwise a covered service under the medical assistance program.
Medical assistance covers the administration of prescription medications by a licensed nurse
who is employed by or under contract with a school district when the administration of
medications is identified in the child's individualized education program. The simple
administration of medications alone is not covered under medical assistance when
administered by a provider other than a school district or when it is not identified in the
child's individualized education program.

Sec. 140.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 28, is amended to
read:


Subd. 28.

deleted text beginCertified nurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin Advanced practice registered nursenew text end
services.

Medical assistance covers services performed by a certified pediatric deleted text beginnurse
practitioner
deleted text endnew text begin advanced practice registered nursenew text end, a certified family deleted text beginnurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end, a certified adult deleted text beginnurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end, a certified obstetric/gynecological deleted text beginnurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end, a certified neonatal deleted text beginnurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin advanced practice registered nursenew text end, or a certified
geriatric deleted text beginnurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin advanced practice registered nursenew text end in independent practice, if:

(1) the service provided on an inpatient basis is not included as part of the cost for
inpatient services included in the operating payment rate;

(2) the service is otherwise covered under this chapter as a physician service; and

(3) the service is within the scope of practice of the deleted text beginnurse practitioner'sdeleted text endnew text begin advanced practice
registered nurse's
new text end license as a registered nurse, as defined in section 148.171.

Sec. 141.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivision 60a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 60a.

Community medical response emergency medical technician services.

(a)
Medical assistance covers services provided by a community medical response emergency
medical technician (CEMT) who is certified under section 144E.275, subdivision 7, when
the services are provided in accordance with this subdivision.

(b) A CEMT may provide a postdischarge visit, after discharge from a hospital or skilled
nursing facility, when ordered by a treating physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end.
The postdischarge visit includes:

(1) verbal or visual reminders of discharge orders;

(2) recording and reporting of vital signs to the patient's primary care provider;

(3) medication access confirmation;

(4) food access confirmation; and

(5) identification of home hazards.

(c) An individual who has repeat ambulance calls due to falls or has been identified by
the individual's primary care provider as at risk for nursing home placement, may receive
a safety evaluation visit from a CEMT when ordered by a primary care provider in accordance
with the individual's care plan. A safety evaluation visit includes:

(1) medication access confirmation;

(2) food access confirmation; and

(3) identification of home hazards.

(d) A CEMT shall be paid at $9.75 per 15-minute increment. A safety evaluation visit
may not be billed for the same day as a postdischarge visit for the same individual.

Sec. 142.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0654, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) "Complex home care nursing" means home care nursing
services provided to recipients who meet the criteria for regular home care nursing and
require life-sustaining interventions to reduce the risk of long-term injury or death.

(b) "Home care nursing" means ongoing deleted text beginphysician-ordereddeleted text end hourly nursingnew text begin ordered by
a physician or advanced practice registered nurse and
new text end services performed by a registered
nurse or licensed practical nurse within the scope of practice as defined by the Minnesota
Nurse Practice Act under sections 148.171 to 148.285, in order to maintain or restore a
person's health.

(c) "Home care nursing agency" means a medical assistance enrolled provider licensed
under chapter 144A to provide home care nursing services.

(d) "Regular home care nursing" means home care nursing provided because:

(1) the recipient requires more individual and continuous care than can be provided
during a skilled nurse visit; or

(2) the cares are outside of the scope of services that can be provided by a home health
aide or personal care assistant.

(e) "Shared home care nursing" means the provision of home care nursing services by
a home care nurse to two recipients at the same time and in the same setting.

Sec. 143.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0654, subdivision 2a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2a.

Home care nursing services.

(a) Home care nursing services must be used:

(1) in the recipient's home or outside the home when normal life activities require;

(2) when the recipient requires more individual and continuous care than can be provided
during a skilled nurse visit; and

(3) when the care required is outside of the scope of services that can be provided by a
home health aide or personal care assistant.

(b) Home care nursing services must be:

(1) assessed by a registered nurse on a form approved by the commissioner;

(2) ordered by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and documented in a
plan of care that is reviewed by the physician at least once every 60 days; and

(3) authorized by the commissioner under section 256B.0652.

Sec. 144.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0654, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Shared home care nursing option.

(a) Medical assistance payments for shared
home care nursing services by a home care nurse shall be limited according to this
subdivision. Unless otherwise provided in this subdivision, all other statutory and regulatory
provisions relating to home care nursing services apply to shared home care nursing services.
Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to reduce the total number of home care
nursing hours authorized for an individual recipient.

(b) Shared home care nursing is the provision of nursing services by a home care nurse
to two medical assistance eligible recipients at the same time and in the same setting. This
subdivision does not apply when a home care nurse is caring for multiple recipients in more
than one setting.

(c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "setting" means:

(1) the home residence or foster care home of one of the individual recipients as defined
in section 256B.0651;

(2) a child care program licensed under chapter 245A or operated by a local school
district or private school;

(3) an adult day care service licensed under chapter 245A; or

(4) outside the home residence or foster care home of one of the recipients when normal
life activities take the recipients outside the home.

(d) The home care nursing agency must offer the recipient the option of shared or
one-on-one home care nursing services. The recipient may withdraw from participating in
a shared service arrangement at any time.

(e) The recipient or the recipient's legal representative, and the recipient's physiciannew text begin or
advanced practice registered nurse
new text end, in conjunction with the home care nursing agency, shall
determine:

(1) whether shared home care nursing care is an appropriate option based on the individual
needs and preferences of the recipient; and

(2) the amount of shared home care nursing services authorized as part of the overall
authorization of nursing services.

(f) The recipient or the recipient's legal representative, in conjunction with the home
care nursing agency, shall approve the setting, grouping, and arrangement of shared home
care nursing care based on the individual needs and preferences of the recipients. Decisions
on the selection of recipients to share services must be based on the ages of the recipients,
compatibility, and coordination of their care needs.

(g) The following items must be considered by the recipient or the recipient's legal
representative and the home care nursing agency, and documented in the recipient's health
service record:

(1) the additional training needed by the home care nurse to provide care to two recipients
in the same setting and to ensure that the needs of the recipients are met appropriately and
safely;

(2) the setting in which the shared home care nursing care will be provided;

(3) the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness and appropriateness of
the service and process used to make changes in service or setting;

(4) a contingency plan which accounts for absence of the recipient in a shared home
care nursing setting due to illness or other circumstances;

(5) staffing backup contingencies in the event of employee illness or absence; and

(6) arrangements for additional assistance to respond to urgent or emergency care needs
of the recipients.

(h) The documentation for shared home care nursing must be on a form approved by
the commissioner for each individual recipient sharing home care nursing. The documentation
must be part of the recipient's health service record and include:

(1) permission by the recipient or the recipient's legal representative for the maximum
number of shared nursing hours per week chosen by the recipient and permission for shared
home care nursing services provided in and outside the recipient's home residence;

(2) revocation by the recipient or the recipient's legal representative for the shared home
care nursing permission, or services provided to others in and outside the recipient's
residence; and

(3) daily documentation of the shared home care nursing services provided by each
identified home care nurse, including:

(i) the names of each recipient receiving shared home care nursing services;

(ii) the setting for the shared services, including the starting and ending times that the
recipient received shared home care nursing care; and

(iii) notes by the home care nurse regarding changes in the recipient's condition, problems
that may arise from the sharing of home care nursing services, and scheduling and care
issues.

(i) The commissioner shall provide a rate methodology for shared home care nursing.
For two persons sharing nursing care, the rate paid to a provider must not exceed 1.5 times
the regular home care nursing rates paid for serving a single individual by a registered nurse
or licensed practical nurse. These rates apply only to situations in which both recipients are
present and receive shared home care nursing care on the date for which the service is billed.

Sec. 145.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0654, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Hardship criteria; home care nursing.

(a) Payment is allowed for extraordinary
services that require specialized nursing skills and are provided by parents of minor children,
family foster parents, spouses, and legal guardians who are providing home care nursing
care under the following conditions:

(1) the provision of these services is not legally required of the parents, spouses, or legal
guardians;

(2) the services are necessary to prevent hospitalization of the recipient; and

(3) the recipient is eligible for state plan home care or a home and community-based
waiver and one of the following hardship criteria are met:

(i) the parent, spouse, or legal guardian resigns from a part-time or full-time job to
provide nursing care for the recipient;

(ii) the parent, spouse, or legal guardian goes from a full-time to a part-time job with
less compensation to provide nursing care for the recipient;

(iii) the parent, spouse, or legal guardian takes a leave of absence without pay to provide
nursing care for the recipient; or

(iv) because of labor conditions, special language needs, or intermittent hours of care
needed, the parent, spouse, or legal guardian is needed in order to provide adequate home
care nursing services to meet the medical needs of the recipient.

(b) Home care nursing may be provided by a parent, spouse, family foster parent, or
legal guardian who is a nurse licensed in Minnesota. Home care nursing services provided
by a parent, spouse, family foster parent, or legal guardian cannot be used in lieu of nursing
services covered and available under liable third-party payors, including Medicare. The
home care nursing provided by a parent, spouse, family foster parent, or legal guardian must
be included in the service agreement. Authorized nursing services for a single recipient or
recipients with the same residence and provided by the parent, spouse, family foster parent,
or legal guardian may not exceed 50 percent of the total approved nursing hours, or eight
hours per day, whichever is less, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week. A parent or parents,
spouse, family foster parent, or legal guardian shall not provide more than 40 hours of
services in a seven-day period. For parents, family foster parents, and legal guardians, 40
hours is the total amount allowed regardless of the number of children or adults who receive
services. Nothing in this subdivision precludes the parent's, spouse's, or legal guardian's
obligation of assuming the nonreimbursed family responsibilities of emergency backup
caregiver and primary caregiver.

(c) A parent, family foster parent, or a spouse may not be paid to provide home care
nursing care if:

(1) the parent or spouse fails to pass a criminal background check according to chapter
245C;

(2) it has been determined by the home care nursing agency, the case manager, or the
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end that the home care nursing provided by the
parent, family foster parent, spouse, or legal guardian is unsafe; or

(3) the parent, family foster parent, spouse, or legal guardian does not follow physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end orders.

(d) For purposes of this section, "assessment" means a review and evaluation of a
recipient's need for home care services conducted in person. Assessments for home care
nursing must be conducted by a registered nurse.

Sec. 146.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0659, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Personal care assistance services; covered services.

(a) The personal care
assistance services eligible for payment include services and supports furnished to an
individual, as needed, to assist in:

(1) activities of daily living;

(2) health-related procedures and tasks;

(3) observation and redirection of behaviors; and

(4) instrumental activities of daily living.

(b) Activities of daily living include the following covered services:

(1) dressing, including assistance with choosing, application, and changing of clothing
and application of special appliances, wraps, or clothing;

(2) grooming, including assistance with basic hair care, oral care, shaving, applying
cosmetics and deodorant, and care of eyeglasses and hearing aids. Nail care is included,
except for recipients who are diabetic or have poor circulation;

(3) bathing, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and skin care;

(4) eating, including assistance with hand washing and application of orthotics required
for eating, transfers, and feeding;

(5) transfers, including assistance with transferring the recipient from one seating or
reclining area to another;

(6) mobility, including assistance with ambulation, including use of a wheelchair.
Mobility does not include providing transportation for a recipient;

(7) positioning, including assistance with positioning or turning a recipient for necessary
care and comfort; and

(8) toileting, including assistance with helping recipient with bowel or bladder elimination
and care including transfers, mobility, positioning, feminine hygiene, use of toileting
equipment or supplies, cleansing the perineal area, inspection of the skin, and adjusting
clothing.

(c) Health-related procedures and tasks include the following covered services:

(1) range of motion and passive exercise to maintain a recipient's strength and muscle
functioning;

(2) assistance with self-administered medication as defined by this section, including
reminders to take medication, bringing medication to the recipient, and assistance with
opening medication under the direction of the recipient or responsible party, including
medications given through a nebulizer;

(3) interventions for seizure disorders, including monitoring and observation; and

(4) other activities considered within the scope of the personal care service and meeting
the definition of health-related procedures and tasks under this section.

(d) A personal care assistant may provide health-related procedures and tasks associated
with the complex health-related needs of a recipient if the procedures and tasks meet the
definition of health-related procedures and tasks under this section and the personal care
assistant is trained by a qualified professional and demonstrates competency to safely
complete the procedures and tasks. Delegation of health-related procedures and tasks and
all training must be documented in the personal care assistance care plan and the recipient's
and personal care assistant's files. A personal care assistant must not determine the medication
dose or time for medication.

(e) Effective January 1, 2010, for a personal care assistant to provide the health-related
procedures and tasks of tracheostomy suctioning and services to recipients on ventilator
support there must be:

(1) delegation and training by a registered nurse,new text begin advanced practice registered nurse,new text end
certified or licensed respiratory therapist, or a physician;

(2) utilization of clean rather than sterile procedure;

(3) specialized training about the health-related procedures and tasks and equipment,
including ventilator operation and maintenance;

(4) individualized training regarding the needs of the recipient; and

(5) supervision by a qualified professional who is a registered nurse.

(f) Effective January 1, 2010, a personal care assistant may observe and redirect the
recipient for episodes where there is a need for redirection due to behaviors. Training of
the personal care assistant must occur based on the needs of the recipient, the personal care
assistance care plan, and any other support services provided.

(g) Instrumental activities of daily living under subdivision 1, paragraph (i).

Sec. 147.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0659, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Assessment for personal care assistance services; limitations.

(a) An
assessment as defined in subdivision 3a must be completed for personal care assistance
services.

(b) The following limitations apply to the assessment:

(1) a person must be assessed as dependent in an activity of daily living based on the
person's daily need or need on the days during the week the activity is completed for:

(i) cuing and constant supervision to complete the task; or

(ii) hands-on assistance to complete the task; and

(2) a child may not be found to be dependent in an activity of daily living if because of
the child's age an adult would either perform the activity for the child or assist the child
with the activity. Assistance needed is the assistance appropriate for a typical child of the
same age.

(c) Assessment for complex health-related needs must meet the criteria in this paragraph.
A recipient qualifies as having complex health-related needs if the recipient has one or more
of the interventions that are ordered by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end,
specified in a personal care assistance care plan or community support plan developed under
section 256B.0911, and found in the following:

(1) tube feedings requiring:

(i) a gastrojejunostomy tube; or

(ii) continuous tube feeding lasting longer than 12 hours per day;

(2) wounds described as:

(i) stage III or stage IV;

(ii) multiple wounds;

(iii) requiring sterile or clean dressing changes or a wound vac; or

(iv) open lesions such as burns, fistulas, tube sites, or ostomy sites that require specialized
care;

(3) parenteral therapy described as:

(i) IV therapy more than two times per week lasting longer than four hours for each
treatment; or

(ii) total parenteral nutrition (TPN) daily;

(4) respiratory interventions, including:

(i) oxygen required more than eight hours per day;

(ii) respiratory vest more than one time per day;

(iii) bronchial drainage treatments more than two times per day;

(iv) sterile or clean suctioning more than six times per day;

(v) dependence on another to apply respiratory ventilation augmentation devices such
as BiPAP and CPAP; and

(vi) ventilator dependence under section 256B.0652;

(5) insertion and maintenance of catheter, including:

(i) sterile catheter changes more than one time per month;

(ii) clean intermittent catheterization, and including self-catheterization more than six
times per day; or

(iii) bladder irrigations;

(6) bowel program more than two times per week requiring more than 30 minutes to
perform each time;

(7) neurological intervention, including:

(i) seizures more than two times per week and requiring significant physical assistance
to maintain safety; or

(ii) swallowing disorders diagnosed by a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end
and requiring specialized assistance from another on a daily basis; and

(8) other congenital or acquired diseases creating a need for significantly increased direct
hands-on assistance and interventions in six to eight activities of daily living.

(d) An assessment of behaviors must meet the criteria in this paragraph. A recipient
qualifies as having a need for assistance due to behaviors if the recipient's behavior requires
assistance at least four times per week and shows one or more of the following behaviors:

(1) physical aggression towards self or others, or destruction of property that requires
the immediate response of another person;

(2) increased vulnerability due to cognitive deficits or socially inappropriate behavior;
or

(3) increased need for assistance for recipients who are verbally aggressive or resistive
to care so that the time needed to perform activities of daily living is increased.

Sec. 148.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0659, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Communication with recipient's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end.

The personal care assistance program requires communication with the recipient's
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end about a recipient's assessed needs for personal
care assistance services. The commissioner shall work with the state medical director to
develop options for communication with the recipient's physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end.

Sec. 149.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0659, subdivision 11, is amended to
read:


Subd. 11.

Personal care assistant; requirements.

(a) A personal care assistant must
meet the following requirements:

(1) be at least 18 years of age with the exception of persons who are 16 or 17 years of
age with these additional requirements:

(i) supervision by a qualified professional every 60 days; and

(ii) employment by only one personal care assistance provider agency responsible for
compliance with current labor laws;

(2) be employed by a personal care assistance provider agency;

(3) enroll with the department as a personal care assistant after clearing a background
study. Except as provided in subdivision 11a, before a personal care assistant provides
services, the personal care assistance provider agency must initiate a background study on
the personal care assistant under chapter 245C, and the personal care assistance provider
agency must have received a notice from the commissioner that the personal care assistant
is:

(i) not disqualified under section 245C.14; or

(ii) is disqualified, but the personal care assistant has received a set aside of the
disqualification under section 245C.22;

(4) be able to effectively communicate with the recipient and personal care assistance
provider agency;

(5) be able to provide covered personal care assistance services according to the recipient's
personal care assistance care plan, respond appropriately to recipient needs, and report
changes in the recipient's condition to the supervising qualified professional deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end physiciannew text begin,
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end;

(6) not be a consumer of personal care assistance services;

(7) maintain daily written records including, but not limited to, time sheets under
subdivision 12;

(8) effective January 1, 2010, complete standardized training as determined by the
commissioner before completing enrollment. The training must be available in languages
other than English and to those who need accommodations due to disabilities. Personal care
assistant training must include successful completion of the following training components:
basic first aid, vulnerable adult, child maltreatment, OSHA universal precautions, basic
roles and responsibilities of personal care assistants including information about assistance
with lifting and transfers for recipients, emergency preparedness, orientation to positive
behavioral practices, fraud issues, and completion of time sheets. Upon completion of the
training components, the personal care assistant must demonstrate the competency to provide
assistance to recipients;

(9) complete training and orientation on the needs of the recipient; and

(10) be limited to providing and being paid for up to 275 hours per month of personal
care assistance services regardless of the number of recipients being served or the number
of personal care assistance provider agencies enrolled with. The number of hours worked
per day shall not be disallowed by the department unless in violation of the law.

(b) A legal guardian may be a personal care assistant if the guardian is not being paid
for the guardian services and meets the criteria for personal care assistants in paragraph (a).

(c) Persons who do not qualify as a personal care assistant include parents, stepparents,
and legal guardians of minors; spouses; paid legal guardians of adults; family foster care
providers, except as otherwise allowed in section 256B.0625, subdivision 19a; and staff of
a residential setting.

Sec. 150.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0913, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Requirements for individual coordinated service and support plan.

(a) The
case manager shall implement the coordinated service and support plan for each alternative
care client and ensure that a client's service needs and eligibility are reassessed at least every
12 months. The coordinated service and support plan must meet the requirements in section
256B.0915, subdivision 6. The plan shall include any services prescribed by the individual's
attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end as necessary to allow the individual
to remain in a community setting. In developing the individual's care plan, the case manager
should include the use of volunteers from families and neighbors, religious organizations,
social clubs, and civic and service organizations to support the formal home care services.
The lead agency shall be held harmless for damages or injuries sustained through the use
of volunteers under this subdivision including workers' compensation liability. The case
manager shall provide documentation in each individual's plan and, if requested, to the
commissioner that the most cost-effective alternatives available have been offered to the
individual and that the individual was free to choose among available qualified providers,
both public and private, including qualified case management or service coordination
providers other than those employed by any county; however, the county or tribe maintains
responsibility for prior authorizing services in accordance with statutory and administrative
requirements. The case manager must give the individual a ten-day written notice of any
denial, termination, or reduction of alternative care services.

(b) The county of service or tribe must provide access to and arrange for case management
services, including assuring implementation of the coordinated service and support plan.
"County of service" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0015, subpart
11. The county of service must notify the county of financial responsibility of the approved
care plan and the amount of encumbered funds.

Sec. 151.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.73, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Enrollee benefits.

(a) Eligible persons enrolled by a demonstration provider
shall receive a health services benefit package that includes health services which the
enrollees might reasonably require to be maintained in good health, including emergency
care, inpatient hospital and physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end care, outpatient
health services, and preventive health services.

(b) Services related to chemical dependency, mental illness, vision care, dental care,
and other benefits may be excluded or limited upon approval by the commissioners. The
coalition may petition the commissioner of commerce or health, whichever is appropriate,
for waivers that allow these benefits to be excluded or limited.

(c) The commissioners, the coalition, and demonstration providers shall work together
to design a package of benefits or packages of benefits that can be provided to enrollees for
an affordable monthly premium.

Sec. 152.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256J.08, subdivision 73a, is amended to read:


Subd. 73a.

Qualified professional.

(a) For physical illness, injury, or incapacity, a
"qualified professional" means a licensed physician, a physician assistant, deleted text begina nurse practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin
an advanced practice registered nurse
new text end, or a licensed chiropractor.

(b) For developmental disability and intelligence testing, a "qualified professional"
means an individual qualified by training and experience to administer the tests necessary
to make determinations, such as tests of intellectual functioning, assessments of adaptive
behavior, adaptive skills, and developmental functioning. These professionals include
licensed psychologists, certified school psychologists, or certified psychometrists working
under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

(c) For learning disabilities, a "qualified professional" means a licensed psychologist or
school psychologist with experience determining learning disabilities.

(d) For mental health, a "qualified professional" means a licensed physician or a qualified
mental health professional. A "qualified mental health professional" means:

(1) for children, in psychiatric nursing, a registered nursenew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end who is licensed under sections 148.171 to 148.285, and who is certified as a clinical
specialist in child and adolescent psychiatric or mental health nursing by a national nurse
certification organization or who has a master's degree in nursing or one of the behavioral
sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, with at
least 4,000 hours of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services
in the treatment of mental illness;

(2) for adults, in psychiatric nursing, a registered nursenew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end who is licensed under sections 148.171 to 148.285, and who is certified as a clinical
specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing by a national nurse certification
organization or who has a master's degree in nursing or one of the behavioral sciences or
related fields from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, with at least 4,000
hours of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the
treatment of mental illness;

(3) in clinical social work, a person licensed as an independent clinical social worker
under chapter 148D, or a person with a master's degree in social work from an accredited
college or university, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master's supervised experience in
the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;

(4) in psychology, an individual licensed by the Board of Psychology under sections
148.88 to 148.98, who has stated to the Board of Psychology competencies in the diagnosis
and treatment of mental illness;

(5) in psychiatry, a physician licensed under chapter 147 and certified by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or eligible for board certification in psychiatry;

(6) in marriage and family therapy, the mental health professional must be a marriage
and family therapist licensed under sections 148B.29 to 148B.39, with at least two years of
post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of
mental illness; and

(7) in licensed professional clinical counseling, the mental health professional shall be
a licensed professional clinical counselor under section 148B.5301 with at least 4,000 hours
of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment
of mental illness.

Sec. 153.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256R.44, is amended to read:


256R.44 RATE ADJUSTMENT FOR PRIVATE ROOMS FOR MEDICAL
NECESSITY.

The amount paid for a private room is 111.5 percent of the established total payment
rate for a resident if the resident is a medical assistance recipient and the private room is
considered a medical necessity for the resident or others who are affected by the resident's
condition, except as provided in Minnesota Rules, part 9549.0060, subpart 11, item C.
Conditions requiring a private room must be determined by the resident's attending physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end and submitted to the commissioner for approval or
denial by the commissioner on the basis of medical necessity.

Sec. 154.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256R.54, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Setting payment; monitoring use of therapy services.

(a) The
commissioner shall adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to set the amount
and method of payment for ancillary materials and services provided to recipients residing
in nursing facilities. Payment for materials and services may be made to either the vendor
of ancillary services pursuant to Minnesota Rules, parts 9505.0170 to 9505.0475, or to a
nursing facility pursuant to Minnesota Rules, parts 9505.0170 to 9505.0475.

(b) Payment for the same or similar service to a recipient shall not be made to both the
nursing facility and the vendor. The commissioner shall ensure: (1) the avoidance of double
payments through audits and adjustments to the nursing facility's annual cost report as
required by section 256R.12, subdivisions 8 and 9; and (2) that charges and arrangements
for ancillary materials and services are cost-effective and as would be incurred by a prudent
and cost-conscious buyer.

(c) Therapy services provided to a recipient must be medically necessary and appropriate
to the medical condition of the recipient. If the vendor, nursing facility, or ordering physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end cannot provide adequate medical necessity justification,
as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner may recover or disallow the payment
for the services and may require prior authorization for therapy services as a condition of
payment or may impose administrative sanctions to limit the vendor, nursing facility, or
ordering physician'snew text begin or advanced practice registered nurse'snew text end participation in the medical
assistance program. If the provider number of a nursing facility is used to bill services
provided by a vendor of therapy services that is not related to the nursing facility by
ownership, control, affiliation, or employment status, no withholding of payment shall be
imposed against the nursing facility for services not medically necessary except for funds
due the unrelated vendor of therapy services as provided in subdivision 5. For the purpose
of this subdivision, no monetary recovery may be imposed against the nursing facility for
funds paid to the unrelated vendor of therapy services as provided in subdivision 5, for
services not medically necessary.

(d) For purposes of this section and section 256R.12, subdivisions 8 and 9, therapy
includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, and mental
health services that are covered services according to Minnesota Rules, parts 9505.0170 to
9505.0475.

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "ancillary services" includes transportation defined
as a covered service in section 256B.0625, subdivision 17.

Sec. 155.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256R.54, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Certification that treatment is appropriate.

The physical therapist,
occupational therapist, speech therapist, mental health professional, or audiologist who
provides or supervises the provision of therapy services, other than an initial evaluation, to
a medical assistance recipient must certify in writing that the therapy's nature, scope, duration,
and intensity are appropriate to the medical condition of the recipient every 30 days. The
therapist's statement of certification must be maintained in the recipient's medical record
together with the specific orders by the physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end and
the treatment plan. If the recipient's medical record does not include these documents, the
commissioner may recover or disallow the payment for such services. If the therapist
determines that the therapy's nature, scope, duration, or intensity is not appropriate to the
medical condition of the recipient, the therapist must provide a statement to that effect in
writing to the nursing facility for inclusion in the recipient's medical record. The
commissioner shall make recommendations regarding the medical necessity of services
provided.

Sec. 156.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257.63, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Medical privilege.

Testimony of a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end concerning the medical circumstances of the pregnancy itself and the condition and
characteristics of the child upon birth is not privileged.

Sec. 157.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257B.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end.

"Attending
physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end" means a physiciannew text begin or advanced practice
registered nurse
new text end who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the designator.
If physiciansnew text begin or advanced practice registered nursesnew text end share responsibility, another physiciannew text begin
or advanced practice registered nurse
new text end is acting on the attending physician'snew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse's
new text end behalf, or no physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end has
primary responsibility, any physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end who is familiar
with the designator's medical condition may act as an attending physiciannew text begin or advanced
practice registered nurse
new text end under this chapter.

Sec. 158.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257B.01, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Determination of debilitation.

"Determination of debilitation" means a written
finding made by an attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end which states
that the designator suffers from a physically incapacitating disease or injury. No identification
of the illness in question is required.

Sec. 159.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257B.01, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Determination of incapacity.

"Determination of incapacity" means a written
finding made by an attending physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered nursenew text end which states
the nature, extent, and probable duration of the designator's mental or organic incapacity.

Sec. 160.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257B.06, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Restored capacity.

If a licensed physiciannew text begin or advanced practice registered
nurse
new text end determines that the designator has regained capacity, the co-custodian's authority that
commenced on the occurrence of a triggering event becomes inactive. Failure of a
co-custodian to immediately return the child(ren) to the designator's care entitles the
designator to an emergency hearing within five days of a request for a hearing.