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                             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. 
           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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