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                            CHAPTER 310-H.F.No. 2809 
                  An act relating to human services; clarifying 
                  admissions criteria for the Ah-Gwah-Ching center; 
                  requiring the center to provide information on and 
                  promote the use of the geriatric rapid assessment 
                  stabilization program; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 251. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [251.013] [AH-GWAH-CHING CENTER.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [INTENT.] It is the intent of the 
        legislature that the Ah-Gwah-Ching center continue operation in 
        Walker, Minnesota, as a provider of nursing care to geriatric 
        and other residents whose aggressive or difficult to manage 
        behavioral needs cannot be met in their home community. 
           Subd. 2.  [ADMISSIONS CRITERIA.] An individual who has a 
        documented history of behavioral patterns that pose a 
        substantial risk of harm to the individual, other vulnerable 
        adults, staff, or visitors is eligible for placement at the 
        Ah-Gwah-Ching center if the individual meets all other 
        admissions criteria. 
           Subd. 3.  [GERIATRIC RAPID ASSESSMENT STABILIZATION 
        PROGRAM.] The Ah-Gwah-Ching center shall provide information on 
        the geriatric rapid assessment stabilization program (GRASP) or 
        emergency admittance programs to nursing facilities throughout 
        the state and shall promote and encourage the use of these 
        programs by these facilities. 
           Presented to the governor March 30, 2000 
           Vetoed by the governor April 3, 2000 
           Reconsidered and approved by the legislature after the 
        governor's veto April 17, 2000