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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                        CHAPTER 102-S.F.No. 840 
           An act relating to mental health; authorizing 
          interstate contracts between Wisconsin and Minnesota 
          for the treatment of mentally ill persons who have 
          been involuntarily committed; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1992, section 245.50, subdivision 3, and by 
          adding a subdivision. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 245.50, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [EXCEPTIONS.] A contract may not be entered into 
under this section for services to persons who: 
    (1) are serving a sentence after conviction of a criminal 
    (2) are on probation or parole; 
    (3) are the subject of a presentence investigation; or 
    (4) have been committed involuntarily; or 
    (5) will be receiving treatment for in Minnesota under 
chapter 253B for treatment of mental illness or chemical 
dependency, except as provided under subdivision 5. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 245.50, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [SPECIAL CONTRACTS; WISCONSIN.] The commissioner 
of the Minnesota department of human services must enter into 
negotiations with appropriate personnel at the Wisconsin 
department of health and social services and must develop an 
agreement that conforms to the requirements of subdivision 4, to 
enable the placement in Minnesota of patients who are on 
emergency holds or who have been involuntarily committed as 
mentally ill or chemically dependent in Wisconsin and to enable 
the temporary placement in Wisconsin of patients who are on 
emergency holds in Minnesota under section 253B.05, provided 
that the Minnesota courts retain jurisdiction over Minnesota 
patients, and the state of Wisconsin affords to Minnesota 
patients the rights under Minnesota law.  The agreement must 
specify that responsibility for payment for the cost of care of 
Wisconsin residents shall remain with the state of Wisconsin and 
the cost of care of Minnesota residents shall remain with the 
state of Minnesota.  The commissioner shall be assisted by 
attorneys from the Minnesota attorney general's office in 
negotiating and finalizing this agreement.  The agreement shall 
be completed so as to permit placement of Wisconsin residents in 
Minnesota facilities and Minnesota residents in Wisconsin 
facilities beginning July 1, 1994. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective July 1, 1994.  Section 2 is 
effective July 1, 1993. 
    Presented to the governor May 6, 1993 
    Signed by the governor May 7, 1993, 2:49 p.m.

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