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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 459-S.F.No. 2247 An act relating to human services; defining supported employment services; prohibiting the commissioner from adopting rules requiring counties to separate their public guardianship function from their case management function, unless state funding is provided to cover county costs; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 252. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [252.431] [SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES; DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES; COORDINATION.] The commissioners of jobs and training, human services, and education shall ensure that supported employment services provided as part of a comprehensive service system will: (1) provide the necessary supports to assist persons with severe disabilities to obtain and maintain employment in normalized work settings available to the general work force that: (i) maximize community and social integration; and (ii) provide job opportunities that meet the individual's career potential and interests; (2) allow persons with severe disabilities to actively participate in the planning and delivery of community-based employment services at the individual, local, and state level; and (3) be coordinated among the departments of human services, jobs and training, and education to: (i) promote the most efficient and effective funding; (ii) avoid duplication of services; and (iii) improve access and transition to employability services. The commissioners of jobs and training, human services, and education shall report to the legislature by January 1993 on the steps taken to implement this section. Sec. 2. [PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP; REPORT.] Except as specified in this section, the commissioner of human services shall, within 90 days of the effective date of this section, submit for publication in the State Register, the rule parts proposed under the authority of section 252A.21, subdivision 2. Notwithstanding the contrary requirements of section 252A.21, subdivision 2, the commissioner of human services shall not adopt any rule provision under this section requiring that the county staff that performs public guardianship or conservatorship duties on behalf of a person with mental retardation cannot be the same worker that provides case management services, unless the state provides sufficient new state funding to cover the additional county costs of complying with this requirement. The commissioner shall submit a report to the legislature by January 15, 1993, which contains alternative proposals for providing services to public wards and which includes recommendations on the establishment of an independent public guardianship office. Presented to the governor April 14, 1992 Signed by the governor April 17, 1992, 10:02 a.m.