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S.F. No. 1078 - Human Services Data Sharing (First Engrossment)
 
Author: Senator Bobby Joe Champion
 
Prepared By:
 
Date: March 16, 2015



 

Section 1 (13.46, subdivision 2) amends the welfare data statute to specifically authorize sharing of data with personnel of the welfare system for purposes of coordinating services for an individual or family. In addition, data can be shared between personnel of the welfare system and a health care provider, to the extent necessary to coordinate services. The author’s amendment provides that a health record may be disclosed only with consent.

Section 2 (13.46, subdivision 7) amends the welfare data provision governing mental health data to authorize disclosure to personnel of the welfare system working in the same program or providing services to the same individual or family or to a health care provider, to the extent necessary to coordinate services. The author’s amendment provides that a health record may be disclosed only with consent.

Section 3 (144.293, subdivision 6, author’s amendment) amends the health records statute so that a consent to the release of health records to the welfare system (as provided for under sections 1 and 2) would not expire after one year.

Sections 4 and 5 (245.467, subdivision 6, 245.4876, subdivision 7) make conforming changes in the human services chapter with regard to the modification to access to mental health data under section 2.

 
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