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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
paragraphparagraphs (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.