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CHAPTER 129-H.F.No. 2192 An act relating to adoption; providing for data collection and best practice guidelines for conducting postadoption services; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 259. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [259.88] [DATA AND BEST PRACTICES.] Subdivision 1. [REQUIRED DATA FOR POSTADOPTION SEARCH SERVICES.] (a) The commissioner of human services must collect data from all adoption agencies for six months in order to establish benchmarks to evaluate postadoption search services. The data must include: (1) the percentage of requests resulting in successful location of the other party; (2) the percentage of requests resulting in successful completion of the commissioner's designated form for family medical and social history; (3) the time from request for search to completion of search; and (4) the number and type of efforts used to complete the search. (b) Agencies must provide the number of search requests received during the six-month period prior to the effective date of this section to the commissioner of human services. (c) The data must be used to establish reasonable efforts in developing the best practices under subdivision 2. Subd. 2. [BEST PRACTICES.] The commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioner of health, must develop best practice guidelines for conducting postadoption services. Sec. 2. [REPORT.] The commissioner must report to the legislature by February 1, 2006. The report must include an assessment of the data gathered under section 1, subdivision 1, and the best practices guidelines developed under section 1, subdivision 2. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 Signed by the governor June 1, 2005, 3:33 p.m.