State Laws and Mandates
The following are state laws and mandates that guide and support e-health activities.
Minnesota legislation (Minnesota Statutes 62J.495 Subd. 3) requires that all health care providers in the state implement an interoperable electronic EHR system by January 1, 2015. The legislation was updated in 2015 to exempt individual health care providers in a solo, private practice, and those who do not accept reimbursement from a group purchaser.
Additional e-health components in 62J.495 include the Minnesota e-Health Initiative (62J.495 Subd. 2), coordination with national activities (62J.495 Subd. 4), and e-health assessment activities (62J.495 Subd. 5)
Resource: Minnesota Interoperable EHR Mandate
Minnesota legislation (Minnesota Statutes 62J.497) requires prescribers, pharmacists and pharmacies, and pharmacy benefit managers to be e-prescribing by January 1, 2011. The legislation was updated in 2016 to remove the exemption for clinics with two or fewer practicing physicians.
Resource: Electronic Prescribing in Minnesota
The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) (Minnesota Statute 13) controls how government data are collected, created, stored (maintained), used and released (disseminated). The MGDPA sets out certain requirements relating to the right of the public to access government data and the rights of individuals who are the subjects of government data.
Resource: Minnesota e-Health Privacy
- A minor who is or has been married, or borne a child;
- Reproductive care, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol and drug abuse;
- Mental health care if over 16;
- Hepatitis B vaccinations; and
- Abortions, in limited situations.
Resource: Minnesota e-Health Privacy and Security