Bipartisan Senate Bill to Stop State Health Database Introduced

St. Paul, Minnesota - Senator Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) this morning introduced a bill to repeal the Minnesota health department's authority to collect medical record information without patient consent.

Senate File 795 has bipartisan support. Co-authors are Senators Linda Scheid (D-Brooklyn Park), Leo Foley (D-Coon Rapids), Thomas Neuville (R-Northfield) and Sean Nienow (R-Cambridge).

The companion bill in the House, HF 297, has bipartisan support and has already passed two committees and will be heard in Civil Law on Tuesday, March 18.

"We are pleased that Senator Limmer has taken the lead on bringing a bipartisan bill before the Senate which addresses the serious privacy and autonomy concerns of the public," said Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council on Health Care.


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