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HF 1511

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/02/2013 12:15pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to health; directing medical education and research cost funding;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 62J.692, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 62J.692, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Distribution of funds.

(a) The commissioner shall annually distribute the
available medical education funds to all qualifying applicants based on a distribution
formula that reflects a summation of two factors:

(1) a public program volume factor, which is determined by the total volume of
public program revenue received by each training site as a percentage of all public
program revenue received by all training sites in the fund pool; and

(2) a supplemental public program volume factor, which is determined by providing
a supplemental payment of 20 percent of each training site's grant to training sites whose
public program revenue accounted for at least 0.98 percent of the total public program
revenue received by all eligible training sites. Grants to training sites whose public
program revenue accounted for less than 0.98 percent of the total public program revenue
received by all eligible training sites shall be reduced by an amount equal to the total
value of the supplemental payment.

Public program revenue for the distribution formula includes revenue from medical
assistance, prepaid medical assistance, general assistance medical care, and prepaid
general assistance medical care. Training sites that receive no public program revenue
are ineligible for funds available under this subdivision. For purposes of determining
training-site level grants to be distributed under paragraph (a), total statewide average
costs per trainee for medical residents is based on audited clinical training costs per trainee
in primary care clinical medical education programs for medical residents. Total statewide
average costs per trainee for dental residents is based on audited clinical training costs
per trainee in clinical medical education programs for dental students. Total statewide
average costs per trainee for pharmacy residents is based on audited clinical training costs
per trainee in clinical medical education programs for pharmacy students. Training sites
whose training site level grant is less than $1,000, based on the formula described in this
paragraph, are ineligible for funds available under this subdivision.

new text begin (b) $150,000 of the available medical education funds shall be distributed to the
Academic Health Center for a program to assist internationally trained physicians, nurses,
dentists, and other allied health professionals who are legal residents and who commit
to serving underserved Minnesota communities in a health professional shortage area to
successfully compete for family medicine residency programs or training programs for
other health professionals at the University of Minnesota.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Funds distributed shall not be used to displace current funding appropriations
from federal or state sources.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Funds shall be distributed to the sponsoring institutions indicating the amount
to be distributed to each of the sponsor's clinical medical education programs based on
the criteria in this subdivision and in accordance with the commissioner's approval letter.
Each clinical medical education program must distribute funds allocated under paragraph
(a) to the training sites as specified in the commissioner's approval letter. Sponsoring
institutions, which are accredited through an organization recognized by the Department
of Education or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, may contract directly
with training sites to provide clinical training. To ensure the quality of clinical training,
those accredited sponsoring institutions must:

(1) develop contracts specifying the terms, expectations, and outcomes of the clinical
training conducted at sites; and

(2) take necessary action if the contract requirements are not met. Action may include
the withholding of payments under this section or the removal of students from the site.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Any funds not distributed in accordance with the commissioner's approval
letter must be returned to the medical education and research fund within 30 days of
receiving notice from the commissioner. The commissioner shall distribute returned funds
to the appropriate training sites in accordance with the commissioner's approval letter.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A maximum of $150,000 of the funds dedicated to the commissioner
under section 297F.10, subdivision 1, clause (2), may be used by the commissioner for
administrative expenses associated with implementing this section.