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SF 2104

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 04:34pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring a study on breastfeeding disparities.

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

Section 1. new text beginSTUDY ON BREASTFEEDING DISPARITIES; STAKEHOLDER
ENGAGEMENT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall work with community stakeholders in Minnesota
including but not limited to the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition; the women, infants,
and children program; hospitals and clinics; local public health professionals and
organizations; community-based organizations; and representatives of populations with low
breastfeeding rates to carry out a study identifying barriers, challenges, and successes
affecting initiation, duration, and exclusivity of breastfeeding. The study shall address policy,
systemic, and environmental factors that both support and create barriers to breastfeeding.
The study shall identify and make recommendations regarding culturally appropriate practices
that have been shown to increase breastfeeding rates in populations that have the greatest
breastfeeding disparity rates. A report on the study must be completed and submitted to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
health care policy and finance on or before September 15, 2020.
new text end