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S.F. No. 1032 - Traumatic Brain Injury Definition for State Traumatic Brain Injury Program Modifications - As Proposed To Be Amended By The A-2
Author: Senator Jerry Relph
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: March 9, 2017


Section 1 (256B.093, subdivision 2) expands eligibility for the traumatic brain injury administrative case management and consultation benefit under the medical assistance program to include persons who acquired a brain injury due to exposure to alcohol as a fetus.  This benefit is funded using medical assistance administrative funds.

Section 2 (Direction to the commissioner) directs the commissioner to seek a waiver to the brain injury waiver to include persons with a diagnosis of a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Section 3 (Appropriation) appropriates $500,000 per year ongoing to the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for pass-through grants to regional collaboratives that provide services to pregnant women and families that reduce incidents of fetal alcohol syndrome disorders and other drug-related effects in infants and children.

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