as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; amending state-operated services; allowing certain
nonstate employees to work for community-based programs; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 252.50, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 252.50, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
shall establish a system of state-operated, community-based programs for persons with
developmental disabilities. For purposes of this section, "state-operated, community-based
program" means a program administered by the state to provide treatment and habilitation
in noninstitutional community settings to persons with developmental disabilities.
Employees of the programsnew text beginnew text end must be state employees under chapters 43A and
179A. The establishment of state-operated, community-based programs must be within
the context of a comprehensive definition of the role of state-operated services in the state.
The role of state-operated services must be defined within the context of a comprehensive
system of services for persons with developmental disabilities. State-operated,
community-based programs may include, but are not limited to, community group homes,
foster care, supportive living services, day training and habilitation programs, and respite
care arrangements. The commissioner may operate the pilot projects established under
Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 9, article 1, section 2, subdivision 6, and
shall, within the limits of available appropriations, establish additional state-operated,
community-based programs for persons with developmental disabilities. State-operated,
community-based programs may accept admissions from regional treatment centers, from
the person's own home, or from community programs. State-operated, community-based
programs offering day program services may be provided for persons with developmental
disabilities who are living in state-operated, community-based residential programs until
July 1, 2000. No later than 1994, the commissioner, together with family members,
counties, advocates, employee representatives, and other interested parties, shall begin
planning so that by July 1, 2000, state-operated, community-based residential facilities
will be in compliance with section 252.41, subdivision 9.