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This document represents the act as presented to the governor. The version passed by the legislature is the final engrossment. It does not represent the official 2017 session law, which will be available here summer 2017.

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CHAPTER 53--H.F.No. 106

An act

relating to human services; modifying criteria for community medical response emergency medical technician services;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 60a.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0625, subdivision 60a, is amended to read:

Subd. 60a.

Community medical response emergency medical technician services.

(a) Medical assistance covers services provided by a community medical response emergency medical technician (CEMT) who is certified under section 144E.275, subdivision 7, when the services are provided in accordance with this subdivision.

(b) A CEMT may provide a posthospital discharge postdischarge visit, after discharge from a hospital or skilled nursing facility, when ordered by a treating physician. The posthospital discharge postdischarge visit includes:

(1) verbal or visual reminders of discharge orders;

(2) recording and reporting of vital signs to the patient's primary care provider;

(3) medication access confirmation;

(4) food access confirmation; and

(5) identification of home hazards.

(c) An individual who has repeat ambulance calls due to falls, has been discharged from a nursing home, or has been identified by the individual's primary care provider as at risk for nursing home placement, may receive a safety evaluation visit from a CEMT when ordered by a primary care provider in accordance with the individual's care plan. A safety evaluation visit includes:

(1) medication access confirmation;

(2) food access confirmation; and

(3) identification of home hazards.

(d) A CEMT shall be paid at $9.75 per 15-minute increment. A safety evaluation visit may not be billed for the same day as a posthospital discharge postdischarge visit for the same individual.

Presented to the governor May 11, 2017

Signed by the governor May 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

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