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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 retardationinborn 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 diseasesinborn 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 diseasesinborn 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, beginningthe certificate of live birth medical supplement or the report of fetal death medical supplement filed on or after February 1, 19901991. 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.