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SF 3655

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to civil commitment; modifying requirements for examiners; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.02, subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.02, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Examiner.

"Examiner" means a person who is knowledgeable, trained, and
practicing in the diagnosis and assessment or in the treatment of the alleged impairment,
and who is:

(1) a licensed physician;

(2) a licensed psychologist who has a doctoral degree in psychology or who became a
licensed consulting psychologist before July 2, 1975; or

(3) an advanced practice registered nurse deleted text begincertified in mental healthdeleted text end or a licensed physician
assistant, except that only a physician or psychologist meeting these requirements may be
appointed by the court as described by sections 253B.07, subdivision 3; 253B.092,
subdivision 8
, paragraph (b); 253B.17, subdivision 3; 253B.18, subdivision 2; and 253B.19,
subdivisions 1 and 2, and only a physician or psychologist may conduct an assessment as
described by Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, rule 20.