language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 611-S.F.No. 576 An act relating to human services; providing that certification of illness, injury, or incapacity for purposes of general assistance benefits may be made by a licensed chiropractor; regulating independent medical examinations by chiropractors; changing terminology; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 256D.02, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [148.09] [INDEPENDENT EXAMINATION.] A doctor of chiropractic conducting a physical examination of a patient or a review of records by a doctor of chiropractic, for the purpose of generating a report or opinion to aid a reparation obligor under chapter 65B in making a determination regarding the condition or further treatment of the patient, shall meet the following requirements: (1) the doctor of chiropractic must either be an instructor at an accredited school of chiropractic or have devoted not less than 50 percent of practice time to direct patient care during the two years immediately preceding the examination; (2) the doctor of chiropractic must have completed any annual continuing education requirements for chiropractors prescribed by the board of chiropractic examiners; (3) the doctor of chiropractic must not accept a fee of more than $500 for each independent exam conducted; and (4) the doctor of chiropractic must register with the board of chiropractic examiners as an independent examiner and adhere to all rules governing the practice of chiropractic. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 256D.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 17. [PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION.] "Professional certification" means: (1) a statement about a person's illness, injury, or incapacity that is signed by a licensed physician, licensed consulting psychologist, or licensed psychologist, whose professional training and experience qualifies him or her to diagnose and certify the person's condition; or (2) a statement about an incapacity involving a spinal subluxation condition that is signed by a licensed chiropractor whose professional training and experience qualifies him or her to diagnose and certify the condition. Sec. 3. [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] The revisor of statutes shall change the words "medical certification" or "medically certified" wherever they appear in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256D to "professional certification" or "professionally certified" in Minnesota Statutes 1990. Presented to the governor April 28, 1990 Signed by the governor May 4, 1990, 11:17 p.m.