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Minnesota 2013 State Bills:
opens new window Minnesota 2013 HF 589/SF 1017
Use of Residual Newborn Screening Specimens,
Privacy,
Research
This bill specifies that newborn screening activities are subject to state law on the collection, storage, use, and dissemination of genetic information. A new statute section also is created on the treatment of biological specimens and health data held by the health department and health boards. The new statute section allows the commissioner to collect, use, store, and disseminate biological specimens and health data to conduct research in a manner that is consistent with the federal common rule for the protection. SF1017--May 19, 2013 Stricken and Returned to Author. HF 589-- Second reading on March 13, 2013. Bills carry over into 2014 legislative session.

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