The commissioner must assist community health boards in the development, administration, and implementation of community health services. This assistance may consist of but is not limited to:
(1) informational resources, consultation, and training to help community health boards plan, develop, integrate, provide and evaluate community health services; and
(2) administrative and program guidelines and standards, developed with the advice of the State Community Health Advisory Committee.
In accordance with chapter 14, and in consultation with the State Community Health Advisory Committee, the commissioner may adopt rules to set standards for administrative and program personnel to ensure competence in administration and planning.
(a) The commissioner, in consultation with the State Community Health Advisory Committee established under section 145A.10, subdivision 10, paragraph (a), shall establish statewide outcomes for local public health grant funds allocated to community health boards between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2005.
(b) At least one statewide outcome must be established in each of the following public health areas:
(1) preventing diseases;
(2) protecting against environmental hazards;
(3) preventing injuries;
(4) promoting healthy behavior;
(5) responding to disasters; and
(6) ensuring access to health services.
(c) The commissioner shall use Minnesota's public health goals established under section 62J.212 and the essential public health services under section 145A.10, subdivision 5a, as a basis for the development of statewide outcomes.
(d) The statewide maternal and child health outcomes established under section 145.8821 shall be included as statewide outcomes under this section.
(e) By December 31, 2004, and every five years thereafter, the commissioner, in consultation with the State Community Health Advisory Committee established under section 145A.10, subdivision 10, paragraph (a), and the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force established under section 145.881, shall develop statewide outcomes for the local public health grant established under section 145A.131, based on state and local assessment data regarding the health of Minnesota residents, the essential public health services under section 145A.10, and current Minnesota public health goals established under section 62J.212.