language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 22-S.F.No. 578 An act relating to civil commitment; clarifying qualifications of persons making certain decisions regarding civil commitments and emergency holds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 253B.02, subdivisions 7, 9. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 253B.02, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. [EXAMINER.] "Examiner" means a person who is knowledgeable, trained, and practicing in the diagnosis and assessment or in the treatment of the alleged impairment, and who is: (1) a licensed physician; or (2) a licensed psychologist who has a doctoral degree in psychology or who became a licensed consulting psychologist before July 2, 1975. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 253B.02, subdivision 9, is amended to read: Subd. 9. [HEALTH OFFICER.] "Health officer" means a licensed physician, licensed psychologist, licensed social worker, registered nurse working in an emergency room of a hospital, or psychiatric or public health nurse as defined in section 145A.02, subdivision 18, and formally designated members of a prepetition screening unit established by section 253B.07. Presented to the governor April 25, 2003 Signed by the governor April 28, 2003, 12:50 p.m.
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