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HF 981

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/23/2015 03:54pm

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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; changing provisions for licensing of optometrists;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 148.52; 148.54; 148.57; 148.574;
148.575; 148.577; 148.59; 148.603; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 148; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 148.571;
148.572; 148.573, subdivision 1; 148.576, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.52, is amended to read:


148.52 BOARD OF OPTOMETRY.

The Board of Optometry shall consist of two public members as defined by section
214.02 and five deleted text beginqualifieddeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota licensednew text end optometrists appointed by the governor.
Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of members, the filling of
membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements shall be as provided in
sections 214.07 to 214.09.

The provision of staff, administrative services and office space; the review and
processing of complaints; the setting of board fees; and other provisions relating to board
operations shall be as provided in chapter 214.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.54, is amended to read:


148.54 BOARD; SEAL.

The Board of Optometry shall elect from among its members a presidentnew text begin, vice
president, and secretary
new text end and may adopt a seal.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.57, is amended to read:


148.57 LICENSE.

Subdivision 1.

Examination.

(a) A person not authorized to practice optometry in
the state and desiring to do so shall apply to the state Board of Optometry by filling out
and swearing to an application for a license granted by the board deleted text beginand accompanied by a
fee in an amount of $87
deleted text end. With the submission of the application form, the candidate shall
prove that the candidate:

(1) is of good moral character;

(2) has obtained a clinical doctorate degree from a board-approved school or college
of optometry, or is currently enrolled in the final year of study at such an institution; and

(3) has passed all parts of an examination.

(b) The examination shall include both a written portion and a clinical practical
portion and shall thoroughly test the fitness of the candidate to practice in this state. In
regard to the written and clinical practical examinations, the board may:

(1) prepare, administer, and grade the examination itself;

(2) recognize and approve in whole or in part an examination prepared, administered
and graded by a national board of examiners in optometry; or

(3) administer a recognized and approved examination prepared and graded by or
under the direction of a national board of examiners in optometry.

(c) The board shall issue a license to each applicant who satisfactorily passes the
examinations and fulfills the other requirements stated in this section deleted text beginand section 148.575
for board certification for the use of legend drugs. Applicants for initial licensure do not
need to apply for or possess a certificate as referred to in sections 148.571 to 148.574. The
fees mentioned in this section are for the use of the board and in no case shall be refunded
deleted text end.

Subd. 2.

Endorsement.

new text begin(a) new text endAn optometrist who holds a current license from another
state, and who has practiced in that state not less than three years immediately preceding
application, may apply for licensure in Minnesota by filling out and swearing to an
application for license by endorsement furnished by the board. The completed application
with all required documentation shall be filed at the board office deleted text beginalong with a fee of $87.
The application fee shall be for the use of the board and in no case shall be refunded
deleted text end.

new text begin (b)new text end To verify that the applicant possesses the knowledge and ability essential to the
practice of optometry in this state, the applicant must provide evidence of:

(1) having obtained a clinical doctorate degree from a board-approved school
or college of optometry;

(2) successful completion of both written and practical examinations for licensure in
the applicant's original state of licensure that thoroughly tested the fitness of the applicant
to practice;

(3) successful completion of an examination of Minnesota state optometry laws;

(4) compliance with the requirements deleted text beginfor board certificationdeleted text end in section 148.575;

(5) compliance with all continuing education required for license renewal in every
state in which the applicant currently holds an active license to practice; and

(6) being in good standing with every state board from which a license has been
issued.

new text begin (c) new text endDocumentation from a national certification system or program, approved by
the board, which supports any of the listed requirements, may be used as evidence. The
applicant may then be issued a license if the requirements for licensure in the other state
are deemed by the board to be equivalent to those of sections 148.52 to 148.62.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Revocation, suspension. deleted text end

deleted text begin The board may revoke the license or suspend
or restrict the right to practice of any person who has been convicted of any violation of
sections 148.52 to 148.62 or of any other criminal offense, or who violates any provision
of sections 148.571 to 148.576 or who is found by the board to be incompetent or guilty
of unprofessional conduct. "Unprofessional conduct" means any conduct of a character
likely to deceive or defraud the public, including, among other things, free examination
advertising, the loaning of a license by any licensed optometrist to any person; the
employment of "cappers" or "steerers" to obtain business; splitting or dividing a fee with
any person; the obtaining of any fee or compensation by fraud or misrepresentation;
employing directly or indirectly any suspended or unlicensed optometrist to perform any
work covered by sections 148.52 to 148.62; the advertising by any means of optometric
practice or treatment or advice in which untruthful, improbable, misleading, or impossible
statements are made. After one year, upon application and proof that the disqualification
has ceased, the board may reinstate such person.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 4. deleted text end

deleted text begin Peddling or canvassing forbidden. deleted text end

deleted text begin Every licensed optometrist who
shall temporarily practice optometry outside or away from the regular registered place
of business shall display the license and deliver to each customer or person there
fitted or supplied with glasses a receipt or record which shall contain the signature,
permanent registered place of business or post office address, and number of license of
the optometrist, together with the amount charged therefor, but nothing contained in this
section shall be construed as to permit peddling or canvassing by licensed optometrists.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Change of address. new text end

new text begin A person regulated by the board shall maintain a
current name and address with the board and shall notify the board in writing within 30
days of any change in name or address. If a name change only is requested, the regulated
person must request revised credentials and return the current credentials to the board.
The board may require the regulated person to substantiate the name change by submitting
official documentation from a court of law or agency authorized under law to receive and
officially record a name change. If an address change only is requested, no request for
revised credentials is required. If the regulated person's current credentials have been lost,
stolen, or destroyed, the person shall provide a written explanation to the board.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.574, is amended to read:


148.574 PROHIBITIONS RELATING TO LEGEND DRUGSdeleted text begin;
AUTHORIZING SALES BY PHARMACISTS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS
deleted text end.

deleted text begin An optometrist shall not purchase, possess, administer, prescribe or give any legend
drug as defined in section 151.01 or 152.02 to any person except as is expressly authorized
by sections 148.571 to 148.577. Nothing in chapter 151 shall prevent a pharmacist from
selling topical ocular drugs to an optometrist authorized to use such drugs according to
sections 148.571 to 148.577.
deleted text end Notwithstanding sections 151.37 and 152.12, an optometrist
is prohibited from dispensing legend drugs at retail, unless the legend drug is within the
scope designated in section 148.56, subdivision 1, and is administered to the eye through
an ophthalmic good as defined in section 145.711, subdivision 4.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.575, is amended to read:


148.575 deleted text beginCERTIFICATE REQUIREDdeleted text endnew text begin REQUIREMENTnew text end FOR USE OF
deleted text beginTOPICALdeleted text end LEGEND DRUGS.

deleted text begin Subdivision 1. deleted text end

deleted text begin Certificate required for use of legend drugs. deleted text end

deleted text begin A licensed optometrist
must be board certified to use legend drugs for therapy under section 148.576.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginBoard certifieddeleted text endnew text begin Requirementsnew text end defined.

deleted text begin"Board certified" means thatdeleted text end A
licensed optometrist deleted text beginhas been issued a certificate by the Board of Optometry certifying
that the optometrist has complied
deleted text endnew text begin shall complynew text end with the following requirements for the use
of legend drugs deleted text begindescribed in section 148.576deleted text end:

deleted text begin (1) successful completion of at least 60 hours of study in general and ocular
pharmacology emphasizing drugs used for examination or treatment purposes, their
systemic effects and management or referral of adverse reactions;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end successful completion of at least 100 hours of study in the examination,
diagnosis, and treatment of conditions of the human eye with legend drugs;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end successful completion of two years of supervised clinical experience in
differential diagnosis of eye disease or disorders as part of optometric training or one year
of that experience and ten years of actual clinical experience as a licensed optometrist; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end successful completion of a nationally standardized examination approved or
administered by the board on the subject of treatment and management of ocular disease.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Display of certificate required. deleted text end

deleted text begin A certificate issued under this section
to a licensed optometrist by the Board of Optometry supersedes any previously issued
certificate limited to topical ocular drugs described in sections 148.571 to 148.574 and
must be displayed in a prominent place in the licensed optometrist's office.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

Accreditation of courses.

The Board of Optometry may approve courses
of study in general or ocular pharmacology and examination, diagnosis, and treatment
of conditions of the human eye only if they are taught by an institution that meets the
following criteria:

(1) the institution has facilities for both didactic and clinical instruction in
pharmacology and ocular disease treatment;

(2) the institution certifies to the Board of Optometry that the course of instruction is
comparable in content to courses of instruction required by other health-related licensing
boards whose license holders or registrants are permitted to administer pharmaceutical
agents in their professional practice for either diagnostic or therapeutic purposes or
both; and

(3) the institution is accredited by a regional or professional accrediting organization
recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or its successor agency.

deleted text begin Subd. 5. deleted text end

deleted text begin Notice to Board of Pharmacy. deleted text end

deleted text begin The Board of Optometry shall notify the
Board of Pharmacy of each licensed optometrist who meets the certification requirements
in this section.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 6. deleted text end

deleted text begin Board certification required. deleted text end

deleted text begin Optometrists who were licensed in this state
prior to August 1, 2007, must have met the board certification requirements under this
section by August 1, 2012, in order to renew their license.
deleted text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.577, is amended to read:


148.577 STANDARD OF CARE.

A licensed optometrist deleted text beginwho is board certified under section 148.575deleted text end is held to the
same standard of care in the use of those legend drugs as physicians licensed by the state
of Minnesota.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.59, is amended to read:


148.59 deleted text beginLICENSE RENEWAL; FEEdeleted text endnew text begin LICENSE AND REGISTRATION FEESnew text end.

deleted text begin A licensed optometrist shall pay to the state Board of Optometry a fee as set by the
board in order to renew a license as provided by board rule.
deleted text end

new text begin Listed fees may not exceed the following amounts but may be adjusted lower by
board direction and are for the exclusive use of the board. No fees shall be refunded.
new text end

new text begin (1) Optometry licensure application, $160.
new text end

new text begin (2) Optometry annual licensure renewal, $135.
new text end

new text begin (3) Optometry late penalty fee, $75.
new text end

new text begin (4) Annual license renewal card, $10.
new text end

new text begin (5) CE provider application, $45.
new text end

new text begin (6) Emeritus registration, $10.
new text end

new text begin (7) Endorsement/reciprocity application, $160.
new text end

new text begin (8) Replacement of initial license, $12.
new text end

new text begin (9) License verification, $50.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 148.603, is amended to read:


148.603 deleted text beginFORMS OFdeleted text endnew text begin GROUNDS FORnew text end DISCIPLINARY deleted text beginACTIONSdeleted text endnew text begin ACTIONnew text end.

deleted text begin When grounds exist under section 148.57, subdivision 3, or other statute or rule
which the board is authorized to enforce, the board may take one or more of the following
disciplinary actions, provided that disciplinary or corrective action may not be imposed
by the board on any regulated person except after a contested case hearing conducted
pursuant to chapter 14 or by consent of the parties:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) deny an application for a credential;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) revoke the regulated person's credential;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) suspend the regulated person's credential;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) impose limitations on the regulated person's credential;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) impose conditions on the regulated person's credential;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) censure or reprimand the regulated person;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) impose a civil penalty not exceeding $10,000 for each separate violation, the
amount of the civil penalty to be fixed so as to deprive the person of any economic
advantage gained by reason of the violation or to discourage similar violations or to
reimburse the board for the cost of the investigation and proceeding. For purposes of
this section, the cost of the investigation and proceeding may include, but is not limited
to, fees paid for services provided by the Office of Administrative Hearings, legal and
investigative services provided by the Office of the Attorney General, court reporters,
witnesses, reproduction of records, board members' per diem compensation, board staff
time, and travel costs and expenses incurred by board staff and board members; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) when grounds exist under section 148.57, subdivision 3, or a board rule, enter
into an agreement with the regulated person for corrective action which may include
requiring the regulated person:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) to complete an educational course or activity;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) to submit to the executive director or designated board member a written
protocol or reports designed to prevent future violations of the same kind;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) to meet with a board member or board designee to discuss prevention of future
violations of the same kind; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) to perform other action justified by the facts.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Listing the measures in clause (8) does not preclude the board from including
them in an order for disciplinary action.
deleted text end new text begin The board may refuse to grant a license or
may impose disciplinary action as described in section 148.607 against any optometrist
for the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) failure to demonstrate the qualifications or satisfy the requirements for a license
contained in this chapter or in rules of the board. The burden of proof shall be on the
applicant to demonstrate the qualifications or the satisfaction of the requirements;
new text end

new text begin (2) obtaining a license by fraud or cheating, or attempting to subvert the licensing
examination process. Conduct which subverts or attempts to subvert the licensing
examination process includes, but is not limited to: (i) conduct which violates the
security of the examination materials, such as removing examination materials from the
examination room or having unauthorized possession of any portion of a future, current, or
previously administered licensing examination; (ii) conduct which violates the standard of
test administration, such as communicating with another examinee during administration
of the examination, copying another examinee's answers, permitting another examinee
to copy one's answers, or possessing unauthorized materials; or (iii) impersonating an
examinee or permitting an impersonator to take the examination on one's own behalf;
new text end

new text begin (3) conviction, during the previous five years, of a felony or gross misdemeanor,
reasonably related to the practice of optometry. Conviction as used in this section shall
include a conviction of an offense which if committed in this state would be deemed a
felony or gross misdemeanor without regard to its designation elsewhere, or a criminal
proceeding where a finding or verdict of guilt is made or returned but the adjudication of
guilt is either withheld or not entered thereon;
new text end

new text begin (4) revocation, suspension, restriction, limitation, or other disciplinary action against
the person's optometry license in another state or jurisdiction, failure to report to the
board that charges regarding the person's license have been brought in another state or
jurisdiction, or having been refused a license by any other state or jurisdiction;
new text end

new text begin (5) advertising which is false or misleading, which violates any rule of the board, or
which claims without substantiation the positive cure of any disease;
new text end

new text begin (6) violating a rule promulgated by the board or an order of the board, a state or
federal law, which relates to the practice of optometry, or a state or federal narcotics or
controlled substance law;
new text end

new text begin (7) engaging in any unethical conduct; conduct likely to deceive, defraud, or harm
the public, or demonstrating a willful or careless disregard for the health, welfare, or
safety of a patient; or practice of optometry which is professionally incompetent, in that
it may create unnecessary danger to any patient's life, health, or safety, which in any of
the cases, proof of actual injury need not be established;
new text end

new text begin (8) failure to supervise an optometrist's assistant or failure to supervise an
optometrist under any agreement with the board;
new text end

new text begin (9) aiding or abetting an unlicensed person in the practice of optometry, except that
it is not a violation of this section for an optometrist to employ, supervise, or delegate
functions to a qualified person who may or may not be required to obtain a license or
registration to provide health services if that person is practicing within the scope of that
person's license or registration or delegated authority;
new text end

new text begin (10) adjudication as mentally incompetent, mentally ill, or developmentally
disabled, or as a chemically dependent person, a person dangerous to the public, a sexually
dangerous person, or a person who has a sexual psychopathic personality by a court of
competent jurisdiction, within or without this state. Such adjudication shall automatically
suspend a license for the duration of the license unless the board orders otherwise;
new text end

new text begin (11) engaging in unprofessional conduct which includes any departure from or the
failure to conform to the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing practice in which
case actual injury to a patient need not be established;
new text end

new text begin (12) inability to practice optometry with reasonable skill and safety to patients
by reason of illness, use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any other type of
material or as a result of any mental or physical condition, including deterioration through
the aging process or loss of motor skills;
new text end

new text begin (13) revealing a privileged communication from or relating to a patient except when
otherwise required or permitted by law;
new text end

new text begin (14) improper management of medical records, including failure to maintain
adequate medical records, to comply with a patient's request made pursuant to sections
144.291 to 144.298 or to furnish a medical record or report required by law;
new text end

new text begin (15) fee splitting, including without limitation:
new text end

new text begin (i) paying, offering to pay, receiving, or agreeing to receive a commission, rebate, or
remuneration, directly or indirectly, primarily for the referral of patients or the prescription
of drugs or devices; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) dividing fees with another optometrist, other health care provider, or a
professional corporation, unless the division is in proportion to the services provided
and the responsibility assumed by each professional and the optometrist has disclosed
the terms of the division;
new text end

new text begin (16) engaging in abusive or fraudulent billing practices, including violations of the
federal Medicare and Medicaid laws or state medical assistance laws;
new text end

new text begin (17) becoming addicted or habituated to a drug or intoxicant;
new text end

new text begin (18) prescribing a drug or device for other than accepted therapeutic or experimental
or investigative purposes authorized by the state or a federal agency;
new text end

new text begin (19) engaging in conduct with a patient which is sexual or may reasonably be
interpreted by the patient as sexual, or in any verbal behavior which is seductive or
sexually demeaning to a patient;
new text end

new text begin (20) failure to make reports as required by section 148.604 or to cooperate with an
investigation of the board as required by section 148.606;
new text end

new text begin (21) knowingly providing false or misleading information that is directly related to
the care of a patient; and
new text end

new text begin (22) practice of a board-regulated profession under lapsed or nonrenewed credentials.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [148.604] REPORTING OBLIGATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Permission to report. new text end

new text begin A person who has knowledge of any conduct
constituting grounds for discipline under sections 148.52 to 148.62 may report the
violation to the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Institutions. new text end

new text begin Any hospital, clinic, prepaid medical plan, or other health
care institution or organization located in this state shall report to the board any action
taken by the institution or organization or any of its administrators or medical or other
committees to revoke, suspend, restrict, or condition an optometrist's privilege to practice
or treat patients in the institution, or as part of the organization, any denial of privileges,
or any other disciplinary action. The institution or organization shall also report the
resignation of any optometrist prior to the conclusion of any disciplinary proceeding, or
prior to the commencement of formal charges but after the optometrist had knowledge
that formal charges were contemplated or in preparation. Each report made under this
subdivision must state the nature of the action taken, state in detail the reasons for
the action, and identify the specific patient medical records upon which the action was
based. No report shall be required of an optometrist voluntarily limiting the practice of
the optometrist at a hospital provided that the optometrist notifies all hospitals where the
optometrist has privileges of the voluntary limitation and the reasons for it.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Licensed professionals. new text end

new text begin A licensed optometrist shall report to the board
personal knowledge of any conduct by any optometrist which the person reasonably
believes constitutes grounds for disciplinary action under sections 148.52 to 148.62,
including any conduct indicating that the person may be incompetent, may have engaged
in unprofessional conduct, or may be physically unable to safely engage in the practice
of optometry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Self-reporting. new text end

new text begin An optometrist shall report to the board any personal
action which would require that a report be filed with the board by any person, health care
facility, business, or organization pursuant to subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Deadlines; forms; rulemaking. new text end

new text begin Reports required by subdivisions 2 to
4 must be submitted not later than 30 days after the occurrence of the reportable event
or transaction. The board may provide forms for the submission of reports required by
this section, may require that reports be submitted on the forms provided, and may adopt
rules necessary to ensure prompt and accurate reporting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Subpoenas. new text end

new text begin The board may issue subpoenas for the production of any
reports required by subdivisions 2 to 4 or any related documents.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [148.605] IMMUNITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin Any person, health care facility, business, or organization
is immune from civil liability or criminal prosecution for submitting a report to the
board pursuant to section 148.604 or for otherwise reporting to the board violations or
alleged violations of section 148.603, if they are acting in good faith and in the exercise
of reasonable care.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Investigation; indemnification. new text end

new text begin (a) Members of the board, persons
employed by the board, consultants retained by the board for the purpose of investigation
of violations, the preparation of charges, and management of board orders on behalf
of the board, are immune from civil liability and criminal prosecution for any actions,
transactions, or publications in the execution of, or relating to, their duties under sections
148.52 to 148.62, if they are acting in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable care.
new text end

new text begin (b) Members of the board and persons employed by the board or engaged in
maintaining records and making reports regarding adverse health care events are immune
from civil liability and criminal prosecution for any actions, transactions, or publications
in the execution of, or relating to, their duties under sections 148.52 to 148.62, if they are
acting in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable care.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, a member of the board or a consultant described in
paragraph (a) is considered a state employee under section 3.736, subdivision 9.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [148.606] OPTOMETRIST COOPERATION.
new text end

new text begin An optometrist who is the subject of an investigation by or on behalf of the board
shall cooperate fully with the investigation. Cooperation includes responding fully and
promptly to any question raised by or on behalf of the board relating to the subject of the
investigation and providing copies of patient medical records, as reasonably requested
by the board, to assist the board in its investigation. If the board does not have written
consent from a patient permitting access to the patient's records, the optometrist shall
delete any data in the record which identifies the patient before providing it to the board.
The board shall maintain any records obtained pursuant to this section as investigative
data pursuant to chapter 13.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [148.607] DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.
new text end

new text begin When the board finds that a licensed optometrist under section 148.57 has violated a
provision or provisions of sections 148.52 to 148.62, it may do one or more of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) revoke the license;
new text end

new text begin (2) suspend the license;
new text end

new text begin (3) impose limitations or conditions on the optometrist's practice of optometry,
including the limitation of scope of practice to designated field specialties; the imposition
of retraining or rehabilitation requirements; the requirement of practice under supervision;
or the conditioning of continued practice on demonstration of knowledge or skills by
appropriate examination or other review of skill and competence;
new text end

new text begin (4) impose a civil penalty not exceeding $10,000 for each separate violation, the
amount of the civil penalty to be fixed so as to deprive the optometrist of any economic
advantage gained by reason of the violation charged or to reimburse the board for the cost
of the investigation and proceeding; and
new text end

new text begin (5) censure or reprimand the licensed optometrist.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 148.571; 148.572; 148.573, subdivision 1; and
148.576, subdivisions 1 and 2,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end