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CHAPTER 72--S.F.No. 457
An act
relating to health; modifying provisions for volunteer health practitioners;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 145A.06, subdivision 8.

    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 145A.06, subdivision 8, is amended to
    Subd. 8. Volunteer health practitioners licensed in other states. (a) While an
emergency declaration is in effect, a volunteer health practitioner who is (1) registered
with a registration system that complies with the emergency system for the advanced
registration of volunteer health professionals (ESAR-VHP) established under United States
Code, title 42, section 247d-7b; (2) licensed and in good standing in the state upon which
the practitioner's registration is based; and (3)(i) requested for deployment by the state's
authorized representative under section 192.89, or (ii) deployed pursuant to an agreement
between the disaster relief organization, professional association of health practitioners,
health care facilities or providers, or other individuals or entities and the state's authorized
representative under section 192.89, may practice in this state within the scope of practice
authorized in the licensing state and to the extent authorized by this section as if the
practitioner were licensed in this state. A "volunteer health practitioner" means a health
practitioner who provides health or veterinary services, whether or not the practitioner
receives compensation for those services. The term does not include a practitioner who
receives compensation pursuant to a preexisting employment relationship with a host
entity or affiliate which requires the practitioner to provide health services in this state,
unless the practitioner is not a resident of this state and is employed by a disaster relief
organization providing services in this state while an emergency declaration is in effect.
    (b) A volunteer health practitioner qualified under paragraph (a) is not entitled to the
liability protections of section 192.89, subdivision 6, if the practitioner is licensed in more
than one state and unless any license of the practitioner is in any state has been suspended,
revoked, or subject to an agency order limiting or restricting practice privileges, or has
been voluntarily terminated under threat of sanction.
Presented to the governor May 8, 2009
Signed by the governor May 12, 2009, 10:17 p.m.

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