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                             CHAPTER 38-H.F.No. 567 
                  An act relating to data practices; providing for 
                  disclosure of certain hospital and health care 
                  provider tax data to the commissioner of human 
                  services and the United States Department of Health 
                  and Human Services; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, 
                  section 270B.14, subdivision 1.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 270B.14, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DISCLOSURE TO COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN 
        SERVICES.] (a) On the request of the commissioner of human 
        services, the commissioner shall disclose return information 
        regarding taxes imposed by chapter 290, and claims for refunds 
        under chapter 290A, to the extent provided in paragraph (b) and 
        for the purposes set forth in paragraph (c). 
           (b) Data that may be disclosed are limited to data relating 
        to the identity, whereabouts, employment, income, and property 
        of a person owing or alleged to be owing an obligation of child 
        support. 
           (c) The commissioner of human services may request data 
        only for the purposes of carrying out the child support 
        enforcement program and to assist in the location of parents who 
        have, or appear to have, deserted their children.  Data received 
        may be used only as set forth in section 256.978. 
           (d) The commissioner shall provide the records and 
        information necessary to administer the supplemental housing 
        allowance to the commissioner of human services.  
           (e) At the request of the commissioner of human services, 
        the commissioner of revenue shall electronically match the 
        social security numbers and names of participants in the 
        telephone assistance plan operated under sections 237.69 to 
        237.711, with those of property tax refund filers, and determine 
        whether each participant's household income is within the 
        eligibility standards for the telephone assistance plan. 
           (f) The commissioner may provide records and information 
        collected under sections 295.50 to 295.59 to the commissioner of 
        human services for purposes of the Medicaid Voluntary 
        Contribution and Provider-Specific Tax Amendments of 1991, 
        Public Law Number 102-234.  Upon the written agreement by the 
        United States Department of Health and Human Services to 
        maintain the confidentiality of the data, the commissioner may 
        provide records and information collected under sections 295.50 
        to 295.59 to the Health Care Financing Administration section of 
        the United States Department of Health and Human Services for 
        purposes of meeting federal reporting requirements.  
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 10, 1995 
           Signed by the governor April 12, 1995, 11:38 a.m.