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                             CHAPTER 100-S.F.No. 39 
                  An act relating to health; allowing application for 
                  designation as an essential community provider; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 62Q.19, 
                  subdivision 2.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 62Q.19, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION.] (a) Any provider may apply to the 
        commissioner for designation as an essential community provider 
        by submitting an application form developed by the 
        commissioner.  Except as provided in paragraph 
        paragraphs (d) and (e), applications must be accepted within two 
        years after the effective date of the rules adopted by the 
        commissioner to implement this section. 
           (b) Each application submitted must be accompanied by an 
        application fee in an amount determined by the commissioner.  
        The fee shall be no more than what is needed to cover the 
        administrative costs of processing the application. 
           (c) The name, address, contact person, and the date by 
        which the commissioner's decision is expected to be made shall 
        be classified as public data under section 13.41.  All other 
        information contained in the application form shall be 
        classified as private data under section 13.41 until the 
        application has been approved, approved as modified, or denied 
        by the commissioner.  Once the decision has been made, all 
        information shall be classified as public data unless the 
        applicant designates and the commissioner determines that the 
        information contains trade secret information. 
           (d) The commissioner shall accept an application for 
        designation as an essential community provider until June 30, 
        2001, from: 
           (1) one applicant that is a nonprofit community health care 
        facility, certified as a medical assistance provider effective 
        April 1, 1998, that provides culturally competent health care to 
        an underserved Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee population 
        residing in the immediate neighborhood of the facility; 
           (2) one applicant that is a nonprofit home health care 
        provider, certified as a Medicare and a medical assistance 
        provider that provides culturally competent home health care 
        services to a low-income culturally diverse population; 
           (3) up to five applicants that are nonprofit community 
        mental health centers certified as medical assistance providers 
        that provide mental health services to children with serious 
        emotional disturbance and their families or to adults with 
        serious and persistent mental illness; and 
           (4) one applicant that is a nonprofit provider certified as 
        a medical assistance provider that provides mental health, child 
        development, and family services to children with physical and 
        mental health disorders and their families. 
           (e) The commissioner shall accept an application for 
        designation as an essential community provider until June 30, 
        2003, from one applicant that is a nonprofit community clinic 
        located in Hennepin county that provides health care to an 
        underserved American Indian population and that is collaborating 
        with other neighboring organizations on a community diabetes 
        project and an immunization project. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 23, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 27, 2003, 1:58 p.m.