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121A.23 PROGRAMS TO PREVENT AND REDUCE THE RISKS OF SEXUALLY
TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AND DISEASES.
    Subdivision 1. Sexually transmitted infections and diseases program. The commissioner
of education, in consultation with the commissioner of health, shall assist districts in developing
and implementing a program to prevent and reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and
diseases, including but not exclusive to human immune deficiency virus and human papilloma
virus. Each district must have a program that includes at least:
(1) planning materials, guidelines, and other technically accurate and updated information;
(2) a comprehensive, technically accurate, and updated curriculum that includes helping
students to abstain from sexual activity until marriage;
(3) cooperation and coordination among districts and SCs;
(4) a targeting of adolescents, especially those who may be at high risk of contracting
sexually transmitted infections and diseases, for prevention efforts;
(5) involvement of parents and other community members;
(6) in-service training for appropriate district staff and school board members;
(7) collaboration with state agencies and organizations having a sexually transmitted infection
and disease prevention or sexually transmitted infection and disease risk reduction program;
(8) collaboration with local community health services, agencies and organizations having
a sexually transmitted infection and disease prevention or sexually transmitted infection and
disease risk reduction program; and
(9) participation by state and local student organizations.
The department may provide assistance at a neutral site to a nonpublic school participating in
a district's program. District programs must not conflict with the health and wellness curriculum
developed under Laws 1987, chapter 398, article 5, section 2, subdivision 7.
If a district fails to develop and implement a program to prevent and reduce the risk of
sexually transmitted infection and disease, the department must assist the service cooperative in
the region serving that district to develop or implement the program.
    Subd. 2. Funding sources. Districts may accept funds for sexually transmitted infection
and disease prevention programs developed and implemented under this section from public
and private sources including public health funds and foundations, department professional
development funds, federal block grants or other federal or state grants.
History: 1988 c 718 art 5 s 1; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1996 c 305 art 1 s 138; 1998 c 397
art 3 s 3,103; 1999 c 241 art 2 s 1; 2003 c 130 s 12