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SF 588

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the sexually transmitted infections and diseases
program;amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.23, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.23, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Sexually transmitted infections and diseases program.

The
commissioner of education, in consultation with the commissioner of health, shall assist
districts in developing and implementing a program to prevent pregnancies and reduce
the risk of
sexually transmitted infections and diseases, including but not exclusive to
human immune deficiency virus and human papilloma virus. Each district must have
a program that includes at least:

(1) planning materials, guidelines, and other technically medically accurate and
updated age appropriate information;

(2) a comprehensive, technically medically accurate, and updated age appropriate
curriculum that includes helping students to abstain from sexual activity until marriage,
contributes to healthy relationships, develops communication skills, and promotes
individual responsibility
;

(3) cooperation and coordination among districts and SCs service cooperatives;

(4) a targeting of prevention efforts for adolescents, especially those who may be
at high risk of pregnancy or contracting sexually transmitted infections and diseases, for
prevention efforts
;

(5) involvement of parents and other community members;

(6) in-service training for appropriate district staff and school board members;

(7) collaboration with state agencies and organizations having a sexually transmitted
infection and disease prevention or sexually transmitted infection and disease risk
reduction program;

(8) collaboration with local community health services, agencies and organizations
having a sexually transmitted infection and disease prevention or sexually transmitted
infection and disease risk reduction program; and

(9) participation by state and local student organizations.

The department may provide assistance at a neutral site to a nonpublic school
participating in a district's program. District programs must not conflict with the health
and wellness curriculum developed under Laws 1987, chapter 398, article 5, section 2,
subdivision 7.

If a district fails to develop and implement a program to prevent and reduce the
risk of sexually transmitted infection and disease, the department must assist the service
cooperative in the region serving that district to develop or implement the program.

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