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Parts 9515.0200 to 9515.0700 establish standards that must be met in determining whether to use electroconvulsive therapy with a patient residing in a state facility and in obtaining consent to proceed with the treatment if its use is indicated.

Parts 9515.0200 to 9515.0700 also define psychosurgery and clarify that it is rarely used, is considered a treatment of last resort, and is not performed at state facilities. If psychosurgery is indicated for a patient residing in a state facility, part 9515.0450 establishes standards that facility staff must follow in referring the patient to a medical facility where the procedure can be performed.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 246.01


25 SR 1313

Published Electronically:

February 2, 2005