language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to human services; allowing out-of-state residential mental health treatment for certain children;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.0945, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Services must be provided by a facility that is licensed according to section 245.4882 and administrative rules promulgated thereunder, and under contract with the county.
Eligible service costs may be claimed for a facility that is located in a state that borders Minnesota if:
(1) the facility is the closest facility to the child's home, providing the appropriate level of care; and
(2) the commissioner of human services has completed an inspection of the out-of-state program according to the interagency agreement with the commissioner of corrections under section 260B.198, subdivision 11, paragraph (b), and the program has been certified by the commissioner of corrections under section 260B.198, subdivision 11, paragraph (a), to substantially meet the standards applicable to children's residential mental health treatment programs under Minnesota Rules, chapter 2960. Nothing in this section requires the commissioner of human services to enforce the background study requirements under chapter 245C or the requirements related to prevention and investigation of alleged maltreatment under section 626.556 or 626.557. Complaints received by the commissioner of human services must be referred to the out-of-state licensing authority for possible follow-up.
Presented to the governor March 29, 2012
Signed by the governor April 2, 2012, 02:12 p.m.