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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 526-H.F.No. 2273 
           An act relating to mental health; adding licensed 
          marriage and family therapists to the list of 
          qualified mental health professionals; authorizing a 
          demonstration project; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1991 Supplement, sections 245.462, subdivision 18; and 
          245.4871, subdivision 27. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 
245.462, subdivision 18, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 18.  [MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.] "Mental health 
professional" means a person providing clinical services in the 
treatment of mental illness who is qualified in at least one of 
the following ways:  
     (1) in psychiatric nursing:  a registered nurse who is 
licensed under sections 148.171 to 148.285, and who is certified 
as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health 
nursing by the American nurses association or who has a master's 
degree in nursing or one of the behavioral sciences or related 
fields from an accredited college or university or its 
equivalent, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master's 
supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in 
the treatment of mental illness; 
     (2) in clinical social work:  a person licensed as an 
independent clinical social worker under section 148B.21, 
subdivision 6, or a person with a master's degree in social work 
from an accredited college or university, with at least 4,000 
hours of post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of 
clinical services in the treatment of mental illness; 
    (3) in psychology:  a psychologist licensed under sections 
148.88 to 148.98 who has stated to the board of psychology 
competencies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness; 
    (4) in psychiatry:  a physician licensed under chapter 147 
and certified by the American board of psychiatry and neurology 
or eligible for board certification in psychiatry; or 
    (5) in marriage and family therapy:  the mental health 
professional must be a marriage and family therapist licensed 
under sections 148B.29 to 148B.39 with at least two years of 
post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical 
services in the treatment of mental illness; or 
    (6) in allied fields:  a person with a master's degree from 
an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral 
sciences or related fields, with at least 4,000 hours of 
post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical 
services in the treatment of mental illness.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 
245.4871, subdivision 27, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 27.  [MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.] "Mental health 
professional" means a person providing clinical services in the 
diagnosis and treatment of children's emotional disorders.  A 
mental health professional must have training and experience in 
working with children consistent with the age group to which the 
mental health professional is assigned.  A mental health 
professional must be qualified in at least one of the following 
ways:  
     (1) in psychiatric nursing, the mental health professional 
must be a registered nurse who is licensed under sections 
148.171 to 148.285 and who is certified as a clinical specialist 
in child and adolescent psychiatric or mental health nursing by 
the American nurses association or who has a master's degree in 
nursing or one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from 
an accredited college or university or its equivalent, with at 
least 4,000 hours of post-master's supervised experience in the 
delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental 
illness; 
     (2) in clinical social work, the mental health professional 
must be a person licensed as an independent clinical social 
worker under section 148B.21, subdivision 6, or a person with a 
master's degree in social work from an accredited college or 
university, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master's 
supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in 
the treatment of mental disorders; 
    (3) in psychology, the mental health professional must be a 
psychologist licensed under sections 148.88 to 148.98 who has 
stated to the board of psychology competencies in the diagnosis 
and treatment of mental disorders; 
    (4) in psychiatry, the mental health professional must be a 
physician licensed under chapter 147 and certified by the 
American board of psychiatry and neurology or eligible for board 
certification in psychiatry; or 
    (5) in marriage and family therapy, the mental health 
professional must be a marriage and family therapist licensed 
under sections 148B.29 to 148B.39 with at least two years of 
post-master's supervised experience in the delivery of clinical 
services in the treatment of mental disorders or emotional 
disturbances; or 
     (6) in allied fields, the mental health professional must 
be a person with a master's degree from an accredited college or 
university in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields, 
with at least 4,000 hours of post-master's supervised experience 
in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of 
emotional disturbances. 
    Sec. 3.  [RAMSEY COUNTY PROJECT.] 
    Ramsey county may implement a demonstration project that 
includes financial assistance and flexibility in using existing 
funds to downsize residential facilities for persons with mental 
illness governed by Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0500 to 
9520.0690, flexibility in delivering case management services, 
and the waiver or removal of the rate cap and moratorium on 
negotiated rate facilities. 
    If Ramsey county fails to meet the conditions in the 
demonstration project proposals approved by the commissioner, 
the commissioner may rescind the waiver rule and regulations. 
    The demonstration project must be completed by July 1, 
1996, and a report issued to the commissioner by January 1, 1997.
    Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 24, 1992, 4:00 p.m.