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SF 2943

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/18/2016 11:30am

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 of health to study and report on
disparities faced by women of color, American Indian women, and low-income
women in accessing prenatal care; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginSTUDY AND REPORT; DISPARITIES IN ACCESSING PRENATAL
CARE.
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new text begin The commissioner of health shall study disparities in the adequacy, timeliness,
and scope of prenatal care received by women of color, American Indian women,
and low-income women, including identifying the sources of these disparities. The
commissioner shall conduct the study in consultation with organizations that represent
and serve families of color, American Indian families, or low-income families. By
September 1, 2017, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
over health and human services policy on the results of the study and recommendations
for reducing and eliminating disparities in accessing prenatal care for women of color,
American Indian women, and low-income women.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2017 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of health for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.928, subdivision 7, to
organizations that represent and serve families of color, American Indian families, or
low-income families for work associated with the study in section 1.
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