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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 253-H.F.No. 186 
           An act relating to mental health services; authorizing 
          interstate contracts for mental health services; 
          proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
          chapter 245.  
    Section 1.  [245.50] [INTERSTATE CONTRACTS FOR MENTAL 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this 
section, the following terms have the meanings given them. 
    (a) "Bordering state" means Iowa, North Dakota, South 
Dakota, or Wisconsin. 
    (b) "Agency or facility" means a public or private 
hospital, mental health center, or other person or organization 
authorized by a state to provide mental health services. 
    Subd. 2.  [AUTHORITY.] Unless prohibited by another law and 
subject to the exceptions listed in subdivision 3, a county 
board may contract with an agency or facility in a bordering 
state for mental health services for residents of Minnesota, and 
a Minnesota mental health agency or facility may contract to 
provide services to residents of bordering states.  A person who 
receives services in another state under this section is subject 
to the laws of the state in which services are provided.  A 
person who will receive services in another state under this 
section must be informed of the consequences of receiving 
services in another state, including the implications of the 
differences in state laws. 
    Subd. 3.  [EXCEPTIONS.] A contract may not be entered into 
under this section for services to persons who: 
    (1) are serving a sentence after conviction of a criminal 
    (2) are on probation or parole; 
    (3) are the subject of a presentence investigation; 
    (4) have been committed involuntarily; or 
    (5) will be receiving treatment for chemical dependency. 
    Subd. 4.  [CONTRACTS.] Contracts entered into under this 
section must, at a minimum: 
    (1) describe the services to be provided; 
    (2) establish responsibility for the costs of services; 
    (3) establish responsibility for the costs of transporting 
individuals receiving services under this section; 
    (4) specify the duration of the contract; 
    (5) specify the means of terminating the contract; 
    (6) specify the terms and conditions for refusal to admit 
or retain an individual; and 
    (7) identify the goals to be accomplished by the placement 
of an individual under this section. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment.  
    Approved May 29, 1985

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