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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 575-S.F.No. 2203 
           An act relating to human services; authorizing a 
          county to establish an adult protection team; 
          requiring records to be maintained; proposing coding 
          for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.  
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TEAM.] A county may 
establish a multidisciplinary adult protection team comprised of 
the director of the local welfare agency or designees, the 
county attorney or designees, the county sheriff or designees, 
and representatives of health care.  In addition, 
representatives of mental health or other appropriate human 
service agencies and adult advocate groups may be added to the 
adult protection team. 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES OF TEAM.] A multidisciplinary adult 
protection team may provide public and professional education, 
develop resources for prevention, intervention, and treatment, 
and provide case consultation to the local welfare agency to 
better enable the agency to carry out its adult protection 
functions under section 626.557 and the community social 
services act, and to meet the community's needs for adult 
protection services.  Case consultation may be performed by a 
committee of the team composed of the team members representing 
social services, law enforcement, the county attorney, health 
care, and persons directly involved in an individual case as 
determined by the case consultation committee.  Case 
consultation is a case review process that results in 
recommendations about services to be provided to the identified 
adult and family. 
    Subd. 3.  [INFORMATION SHARING.] The local welfare agency 
may make available to members of the team for case consultation 
all records collected and maintained by the agency under section 
626.557 and in connection with case consultation.  Any member of 
the case consultation committee may share data, acquired in the 
member's professional capacity, with the committee to assist the 
committee in its function.  Members prohibited from disclosing 
patient identifying information because of federal or state law 
shall seek consent from each patient or resident, or a guardian, 
conservator or legal representative, for the disclosure of 
appropriate data to the case consultation committee. 
    Approved April 20, 1988

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