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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 223-S.F.No. 1320 
           An act relating to health; establishing a system of 
          regional poison information centers; providing for 
          less frequent program reporting; rescinding permission 
          for poison control centers to contract with centers in 
          other states; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, 
          section 145.93, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, and 6; repealing 
          Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.93, subdivision 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.93, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The legislature finds that the 
needs of citizens of the state for information relating to the 
prompt identification and appropriate home management or 
referral of cases of human poisoning are best served by 
establishing a single poison information center, establishment 
of a single integrated poison control system, consisting of one 
or more regional poison information centers organized to provide 
statewide information and education services to the public and 
to health professionals.  
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.93, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [GRANT AWARD; DESIGNATION; PAYMENTS UNDER GRANT.] 
Each odd-numbered year the commissioner shall give solicit 
applications for the poison information centers by giving 
reasonable public notice of the availability of moneys 
appropriated or otherwise available for the Minnesota poison 
information center.  The commissioner shall select as grantee 
a from among the nonprofit corporation corporations or 
unit units of government which applies for the moneys and best 
fulfills the applicants that best fulfill the criteria specified 
in subdivision 4.  The grantee selected shall be designated the 
Minnesota poison information center.  The grant shall be paid to 
the grantee grantees quarterly beginning on July 1.  
     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.93, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [SELECTION CRITERIA.] In selecting a grantee 
grantees under this section, the commissioner of health shall 
determine which applicant, if any, best fulfills that the 
following criteria are met: 
    (a) Whether the applicant can demonstrate the ability to 
provide appropriate and adequate telephone poison information 
services to the general public and to health professionals 24 
hours a day at no direct cost to users and in a manner that 
appropriately utilizes "911" emergency telephone services 
developed pursuant to chapter 403;  
    (b) Whether the applicant can demonstrate the ability to 
provide adequate medical direction as well as the toxicological 
and related professional and technical resources needed for 
poison information services;  
    (c) Whether the applicant can demonstrate the ability to 
provide appropriate public education and professional education 
services; and 
    (d) Whether the applicant can demonstrate the ability to 
provide poison information services in a financially sound and 
cost effective manner; and 
    (e) Whether the applicant can demonstrate the ability to 
cooperate with interested health professionals throughout the 
state to provide poison information in a coordinated fashion.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.93, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 6.  [REPORTS; MONITORING; TERMINATION.] The 
grantee grantees selected shall report quarterly to the 
commissioner of health, on a form provided by the commissioner, 
information about programmatic and fiscal performance and 
status.  Grantees shall also report annually information about 
programmatic status and performance.  All relevant records and 
the performance of the grantee shall be monitored by the 
commissioner for purposes of assuring that the grantee continues 
to fulfill the criteria specified in subdivision 3 4.  Should 
the commissioner at any time find that a grantee is not 
continuing to fulfill the criteria specified in subdivision 3 4, 
he the commissioner may terminate the grant upon 30 days notice.
     Sec. 5.  [REPEALER.] 
     Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.93, subdivision 5, is 
repealed. 
    Sec. 6.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 5 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Approved May 23, 1985