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                         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.