Legislative Update: 2/25/15


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  • The first of what will likely be a number of bills reforming the child protection system moved to the House floor on February 18.  Under the bill authored by Rep. Ron Kresha (R – Little Falls), the state’s policy statement regarding child protection would be focused more clearly on the health and safety of the child.  Current law speaks to interventions that engage families’ protective capabilities while addressing immediate safety concerns.
  • Make sure to mark your calendar for the 2015 Pediatrician’s Day at the Capitol set for March 18, 2015.  This important event is one of the key pieces of our advocacy effort, and your participation is important and impactful.  Visit the MNAAP’s website for more information and to register.
  • Rep. Rena Moran (DFL – St. Paul) aims to bring further attention to the issue of adverse childhood events and the impact of toxic stress on developing brains in a new bill.  Under her bill, a cross-sector task force of legislative leaders, health care experts, social service officials, criminal justice representatives, and others would be tasked with studying the impact on Minnesota’s children.  The bill explicitly instructs the group to focus upon ethnic and racial disparities, as well as the social determinants of health.

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