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The state commissioner of health shall assist local health agencies and organizations
throughout the state with the development and maintenance of services for the detection and
treatment of sexually transmitted infections. These services shall provide for research, screening
and diagnosis, treatment, case finding, investigation, and the dissemination of appropriate
educational information. The state commissioner of health shall determine the composition of
such services and shall establish a method of providing funds to boards of health as defined
in section 145A.02, subdivision 2, state agencies, state councils, and nonprofit corporations,
which offer such services. The state commissioner of health shall provide technical assistance
to such agencies and organizations in accordance with the needs of the local area. Planning and
implementation of services and technical assistance may be conducted in collaboration with
boards of health; state agencies, including the University of Minnesota and the Department of
Education; state councils; nonprofit organizations; and representatives of affected populations.
History: 1974 c 575 s 6; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1999 c 245 art 2 s 15; 2003
c 130 s 12