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                             CHAPTER 86-S.F.No. 91 
                  An act relating to gambling; providing eligibility for 
                  participation as a provider in the state compulsive 
                  gambling program; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, 
                  section 245.98, subdivision 2. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 245.98, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM.] The commissioner of human services 
        shall establish a program for the treatment of compulsive 
        gamblers.  The commissioner may contract with a nonprofit an 
        entity with expertise regarding the treatment of compulsive 
        gambling to operate the program.  The program may include the 
        establishment of a statewide toll-free number, resource library, 
        public education programs; regional in-service training programs 
        and conferences for health care professionals, educators, 
        treatment providers, employee assistance programs, and criminal 
        justice representatives; and the establishment of certification 
        standards for programs and service providers.  The commissioner 
        may enter into agreements with other governmental or nonprofit 
        entities and may employ or contract with consultants to 
        facilitate the provision of these services or the training of 
        individuals to qualify them to provide these services.  The 
        program may also include inpatient and outpatient treatment and 
        rehabilitation services and research studies.  The research 
        studies must include baseline and prevalence studies for 
        adolescents and adults to identify those at the highest risk.  The 
        program must be approved by the commissioner before it is 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 21, 1995 
           Signed by the governor April 24, 1995, 1:30 p.m.

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