language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 124-S.F.No. 590 An act relating to veterans; requiring corrections officials to consider the fact that a veteran inmate suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder in the preparation of the inmate's corrections plan; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 243. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [243.251] [POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.] (a) "Veteran" means a person who served in the United States armed forces in a combat zone. "Civilian medical staff" means a nurse or other person with medical training who provided medical care and assistance in a combat zone to members of the United States armed forces. (b) When an inmate who is a veteran or served as a civilian medical staff person is confined in an adult correctional institution under the control of the commissioner of corrections, the chief executive officer shall require the director of inmate classification to determine if the inmate's military duty or civilian medical service was unusually stressful. If the director determines that the inmate's military duty or civilian medical service was unusually stressful, the director shall consider that fact in developing a corrections plan for the inmate. Presented to the governor May 12, 1989 Signed by the governor May 15, 1989, 5:39 p.m.