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SF 3038

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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 the commissioner to provide information on human
papillomavirus immunization; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
121A.23, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.23, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Sexually transmitted infections and diseases program.

The
commissioner of education, in consultation with the commissioner of health, shall assist
districts in developing and implementing a program to prevent and reduce the risk of
sexually transmitted infections and diseases, including but not exclusive to human
immune deficiency virus and human papilloma virus. Each district must have a program
that includes at least:

(1) planning materials, guidelines, and other technically accurate and updated
information;

(2) a comprehensive, technically accurate, and updated curriculum that includes
helping students to abstain from sexual activity until marriage;

(3) cooperation and coordination among districts and SCs;

(4) a targeting of adolescents, especially those who may be at high risk of contracting
sexually transmitted infections and diseases, for prevention efforts;

(5) involvement of parents and other community members;

(6) in-service training for appropriate district staff and school board members;

(7) collaboration with state agencies and organizations having a sexually transmitted
infection and disease prevention or sexually transmitted infection and disease risk
reduction program;

(8) collaboration with local community health services, agencies and organizations
having a sexually transmitted infection and disease prevention or sexually transmitted
infection and disease risk reduction program; deleted text beginand
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(9) participation by state and local student organizationsnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (10) providing information about human papillomavirus and the vaccine for human
papillomavirus to parents and guardians of students in kindergarten through grade 12. The
information must at least include the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) the risks associated with human papillomavirus;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the availability, effectiveness, and potential risks of immunization for human
papillomavirus;
new text end

new text begin (iii) sources where parents and guardians may obtain additional information about
human papillomavirus; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) sources where parents and guardians may obtain vaccination of a child against
human papillomavirus
new text end.

The department may provide assistance at a neutral site to a nonpublic school
participating in a district's program. District programs must not conflict with the health
and wellness curriculum developed under Laws 1987, chapter 398, article 5, section 2,
subdivision 7.

If a district fails to develop and implement a program to prevent and reduce the
risk of sexually transmitted infection and disease, the department must assist the service
cooperative in the region serving that district to develop or implement the program.