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144.055 HOME SAFETY PROGRAMS.

Subdivision 1.Preventing home accidents; working with local boards.

The state commissioner of health is authorized to develop and conduct by exhibit, demonstration and by health education or public health engineering activity, or by any other means or methods which the commissioner may determine to be suitable and practicable for the purpose, a program in home safety designed to prevent accidents and fatalities resulting therefrom. The commissioner shall cooperate with community health boards as defined in section 145A.02, subdivision 5, the Minnesota Safety Council, and other interested voluntary groups in its conduct of such programs.

Subd. 2.Sharing equipment and staff.

For the purpose of assisting community health boards to develop community home safety programs and to conduct such surveys of safety hazards in municipalities and counties, the commissioner may loan or furnish exhibit, demonstration, and educational materials, and may assign personnel for a limited period to such community health boards.