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HF 2945

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2018 04:15pm

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying requirements for intensive residential
treatment services provider entities;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
256B.0622, subdivision 4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.0622, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Provider entity licensure and contract requirements for intensive residential
treatment services.

(a) The intensive residential treatment services provider entity must:

(1) be licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670;

(2) not exceed 16 beds per site; and

(3) comply with the additional standards in this section; and.

(4) have a contract with the host county to provide these services.

(b) The commissioner shall develop procedures for counties and providers to submit
contracts and other documentation as needed to allow the commissioner to determine whether
the standards in this section are met.

(c) A provider entity must specify in the provider entity's application what geographic
area and populations will be served by the proposed program. A provider entity must
document that the capacity or program specialties of existing programs are not sufficient
to meet the service needs of the target population. A provider entity must submit evidence
of ongoing relationships with other providers and levels of care to facilitate referrals to and
from the proposed program.

(d) A provider entity must submit documentation that the provider entity requested a
statement of need from each county board and tribal authority that serves as a local mental
health authority in the proposed service area. The statement of need must specify if the local
mental health authority supports or does not support the need for the proposed program and
the basis for this determination. If a local mental health authority does not respond within
60 days of the receipt of the request, the commissioner shall determine the need for the
program based on the documentation submitted by the provider entity.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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