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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                         CHAPTER 36-S.F.No. 254 
           An act relating to health; maternal and child health; 
          clarifying newborn screening requirements; clarifying 
          eligibility for maternal and child health services; 
          requiring birth or death certificate medical 
          supplements to report prenatal exposure to controlled 
          substances; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 
          144.126; 144.128; 145.883, subdivision 5; and 
          626.5562, subdivision 3. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 144.126, is 
amended to read: 
    144.126 [PHENYLKETONURIA TESTING PROGRAM.] 
    The commissioner shall provide on a statewide basis without 
charge to the recipient, treatment control tests for which 
approved laboratory procedures are available 
for hemoglobinopathy, phenylketonuria, and other metabolic 
diseases causing mental retardation inborn errors of metabolism. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 144.128, is 
amended to read: 
    144.128 [TREATMENT FOR POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS, REGISTRY OF 
CASES.] 
    The commissioner shall: 
    (1) make arrangements for the necessary treatment of 
diagnosed cases of hemoglobinopathy, phenylketonuria, and 
other metabolic diseases inborn errors of metabolism when 
treatment is indicated and the family is uninsured and, because 
of a lack of available income, is unable to pay the cost of the 
treatment; 
    (2) maintain a registry of cases of hemoglobinopathy, 
phenylketonuria, and other metabolic diseases inborn errors of 
metabolism for the purpose of follow-up services to prevent 
mental retardation; and 
    (3) adopt rules to carry out section 144.126 and this 
section. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 145.883, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [LOW INCOME.] "Low income" means an individual or 
family with an income determined to be at or below 175 percent 
of the income official poverty line defined by the office of 
management and budget and revised annually in accordance with 
United States Code, title 42, section 9902, as amended through 
December 31, 1982.  With respect to an individual who is a high 
risk person, "low income" means that the income of the high risk 
person or the person's family is determined to be at or below 
200 percent of the income official poverty line defined by the 
office of management and budget and revised annually in 
accordance with United States Code, title 42, section 9902, as 
amended through December 31, 1982, or that the person is 
pregnant and determined eligible for medical assistance or the 
special supplemental food program for women, infants and 
children (WIC).  The commissioner shall establish the low income 
level for eligibility for services to children with handicaps.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 626.5562, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [REPORT TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.] Physicians 
shall report to the department of health the results of tests 
performed under subdivisions 1 and 2.  A report shall be made on 
February 1 and August 1 of each year, beginning the certificate 
of live birth medical supplement or the report of fetal death 
medical supplement filed on or after February 1, 1990 1991.  The 
reports are medical data under section 13.42. 
    Presented to the governor April 22, 1991 
    Signed by the governor April 23, 1991, 4:05 p.m.