Minnesota Legislation

NewMinnesota to Resume Storing Baby DNA August 1 without Parental Consent

Minnesota to Resume Storing Baby DNA August 1 without Parental Consent

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: State Government Will Store and Research Private Genetic Info; Opt-Out Form Still Not Available

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Friday will mark a huge step back in privacy rights for Minnesota’s tiniest residents—and the new law could have national implications.

 

NewGovernor Mark Dayton Signs Bill Repealing Parental Consent, Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Governor Mark Dayton Signs Bill Repealing Parental Consent, Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill yesterday allowing the state to collect and store DNA without parental consent.

NewMinnesota House Rejects Parental Consent and Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Minnesota House Rejects Parental Consent and Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after the Minnesota State House voted 69-58 yesterday to repeal genetic privacy for newborns and allow the state to collect and store newborn DNA without parental consent.
 

NewMinnesota Senate Votes to Eliminate Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Minnesota Senate Votes to Eliminate Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after the Minnesota State Senate voted yesterday to repeal genetic privacy for newborns and allow the state to collect and store newborn DNA without parental consent. The vote was on bill S.F. 2047, the Newborn Screening Program Modification.
 

Legislation Will Strip Minnesota Parents of Consent for Storage and Use of Baby DNA

Legislation Will Strip Minnesota Parents of Consent for Storage and Use of Baby DNA
ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s something expectant parents should know about the impending birth of their little ones this year. Their baby’s most precious gift—their genetic blueprint—is at risk of being used and stored forever by the Minnesota Health Department—without consent.
 

CCHF Addresses Minnesota Privacy Threat

CCHF Addresses Minnesota Privacy Threat

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a Minnesota-based national organization with a goal to preserve patient-centered health care and protect patients’ rights, hosted a press conference yesterday to inform the public about an impending patient privacy threat in Minnesota.

CCHF to Testify at Baby DNA Meeting 

CCHF to Testify at Baby DNA Meeting 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, patient advocate and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a Minnesota-based national organization with a goal to preserve patient-centered health care and protect patients’ rights, will testify before the Minnesota State House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee tomorrow regarding parental consent and the storage and use of baby DNA.
 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates 20 Years of Progress

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates 20 Years of Progress

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Over the past two decades, there has been a tireless force in the crusade to preserve patient-centered health care and protect patients’ rights. The organization is the Minnesota-based Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, co-founded in 1994 by Twila Brase.

MNsure Licensed Insurance Agent Survey 2014

MNsure Licensed Insurance Agent Survey 2014

"Licensed  health  insurance  agents  play  a  pivotal  role  in  the  success  or   failure  of  MNsure  to  achieve  its  goals.  This  survey  tested  the  interaction   of  agents  and  their  clients  during  the  period  September  2013  through   December  2013.  Prior to MNsure's launch, agents  looked  toward  MNsure   with  uncertain  hope.  By  December,  agents  became  frustrated  on  behalf   of  their  clients  and  in  their  own  practices.  Many  began  to  question   whether  to  walk  away  from  MNsure." - Dave  Racer,  MLitt, DGRCommunications,  Inc. 

Destruction of Newborn Genetic Test Results Still Has NOT Begun in Minnesota

Destruction of Newborn Genetic Test Results Still Has NOT Begun in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.This past Saturday was supposed to mark the first day that baby genetic test result destruction was to begin in Minnesota, marking a historic victory for the protection of private medical information and genetic privacy.