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2002 Minnesota Statutes

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145.883 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. For purposes of sections 145.881 to 145.888, the terms defined in this section shall have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.

Subd. 3. Qualified program. "Qualified program" means a program with professional maternal and child health care staff which is established for the purpose of providing one or more essential services in maternal and child health care to target populations of low income and high risk persons. Nothing in this subdivision shall imply that every person served must take a means test.

Subd. 4. Essential services. "Essential services" means (a) prenatal, delivery, and post partum care; (b) comprehensive health care for children from birth through five years of age; (c) adolescent health services; (d) family planning services, as defined in section 145.925, subdivision 1a; (e) preventive dental care; or (f) special services for chronically ill children and for handicapped children.

Subd. 5. Low income. "Low income" means an individual or family income determined to be at or below 175 percent of the official poverty line established by the office of management and budget and revised annually in accordance with United States Code, title 42, section 9902, as amended. With respect to an individual who is a high risk person, "low income" means that the income of the high risk person or the person's family is determined to be at or below 200 percent of the official poverty line established by the office of management and budget and revised annually in accordance with United States Code, title 42, section 9902, as amended, or determined to meet the income eligibility requirements of medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, or the special supplemental food program for women, infants and children (WIC). The commissioner shall establish the low income level for eligibility for services to children with handicaps.

Subd. 6. High risk person. "High risk person" means a mother or child with a condition which significantly increases the probability of disease, injury, death, or other adverse health-related problem. Determination that a condition results in high risk shall be based on well-validated, scientific studies.

Subd. 7. Special project. "Special project" means a qualified program that receives maternal and child health block grant money and is administered by a public or private nonprofit agency other than the Minnesota department of health. A special project may not impose residency requirements, other than state residence, as a condition of receiving essential services. A special project that can demonstrate a need to reduce services as a result of high demand for these services from outside the project's proposed service area may apply for additional funds. Any special project providing statewide essential services may serve a population that is low income or high risk.

Subd. 8. Maternal and child health block grant money. "Maternal and child health block grant money" means the money received by the state from the federal maternal and child health block grant. The commissioner shall carry forward from state fiscal year 1985, and succeeding years, only sufficient money for qualified programs approved through the federal award period.

Subd. 9. Community health services area. "Community health services area" means a city, county, or multicounty area that is organized as a community health board under section 145A.09 and for which a state subsidy is received under sections 145A.09 to 145A.13.

HIST: 1983 c 312 art 4 s 3; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 19 s 19,20; 1987 c 309 s 24-26; 1991 c 36 s 3; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 3 s 1

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