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CHAPTER 223--S.F.No. 3571

An act

relating to human services; amending state-operated services; allowing certain nonstate employees to work for community-based programs;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 252.50, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 252.50, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Community-based programs established.

The commissioner shall establish a system of state-operated, community-based programs for persons with developmental disabilities. For purposes of this section, "state-operated, community-based program" means a program administered by the state to provide treatment and habilitation in noninstitutional community settings to persons with developmental disabilities. Employees of the programs, except clients who work within and benefit from these treatment and habilitation programs, must be state employees under chapters 43A and 179A. The establishment of state-operated, community-based programs must be within the context of a comprehensive definition of the role of state-operated services in the state. The role of state-operated services must be defined within the context of a comprehensive system of services for persons with developmental disabilities. State-operated, community-based programs may include, but are not limited to, community group homes, foster care, supportive living services, day training and habilitation programs, and respite care arrangements. The commissioner may operate the pilot projects established under Laws 1985, First Special Session chapter 9, article 1, section 2, subdivision 6, and shall, within the limits of available appropriations, establish additional state-operated, community-based programs for persons with developmental disabilities. State-operated, community-based programs may accept admissions from regional treatment centers, from the person's own home, or from community programs. State-operated, community-based programs offering day program services may be provided for persons with developmental disabilities who are living in state-operated, community-based residential programs until July 1, 2000. No later than 1994, the commissioner, together with family members, counties, advocates, employee representatives, and other interested parties, shall begin planning so that by July 1, 2000, state-operated, community-based residential facilities will be in compliance with section 252.41, subdivision 9.

Presented to the governor April 21, 2008

Signed by the governor April 24, 2008, 3:20 p.m.