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CHAPTER 75--H.F.No. 2047

An act

relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS.


Section 1.


(a) The commissioner of health, in coordination with the commissioner of human services, and in consultation with community stakeholders, shall develop a strategic statewide comprehensive plan that establishes a set of priorities and actions to address the state's HIV epidemic by reducing the number of newly infected individuals; ensuring that individuals living with HIV have access to quality, life-extending care regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic circumstances; and ensuring the coordination of a statewide response to reach the ultimate goal of the elimination of HIV in Minnesota. The commissioner, after consulting with stakeholders, may implement this section utilizing existing efforts. The commissioner must develop the plan using existing resources available for this purpose.

(b) The plan must identify strategies that are consistent with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy plan, that reflect the scientific developments in HIV medical care and prevention that have occurred, and that work toward the elimination of HIV. The plan must:

(1) determine the appropriate level of testing, care, and services necessary to achieve the goal of the elimination of HIV, beginning with meeting the following outcomes:

(i) reduce the number of new diagnoses by at least 75 percent;

(ii) increase the percentage of individuals living with HIV who know their serostatus to at least 90 percent;

(iii) increase the percentage of individuals living with HIV who are receiving HIV treatment to at least 90 percent; and

(iv) increase the percentage of individuals living with HIV who are virally suppressed to at least 90 percent;

(2) provide recommendations for the optimal allocation and alignment of existing state and federal funding in order to achieve the greatest impact and ensure a coordinated statewide effort; and

(3) provide recommendations for evaluating new and enhanced interventions and an estimate of additional resources needed to provide these interventions.

(c) The commissioner shall submit the comprehensive plan and recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance by February 1, 2018.

Presented to the governor May 17, 2017

Signed by the governor May 20, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

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