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9515.0310 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


The terms used in parts 9515.0200 to 9515.0700 have the meanings given them in this part.

Subp. 2.


"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services or the commissioner's designee.

Subp. 3.

Designated agency.

"Designated agency" means an agency selected by the county board to provide the social services required under the Minnesota Commitment and Treatment Act, Minnesota Statutes, chapter 253B.

Subp. 4.

Electroconvulsive therapy.

"Electroconvulsive therapy" means a medical treatment in which central nervous system seizures are induced by an electrical stimulus while the patient is under general anesthesia.

Subp. 5.

Medical director of the facility.

"Medical director of the facility" means the person at a facility who holds that title. In facilities where the staff does not include a person with that title, "medical director of the facility" means the Department of Human Services medical director or the medical director's designee.

Subp. 6.


"Psychosurgery" means a surgical intervention to sever nerve fibers connecting one part of the brain with another to remove or destroy brain tissue with the intent of modifying or altering severe disturbances of behavior, thought content, or mood.

Subp. 7.

State facility.

"State facility" means any facility owned or operated by the state of Minnesota and under the programmatic direction or fiscal control of the commissioner.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 246.01


25 SR 1313

Published Electronically:

February 2, 2005