Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

9520.0510 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

As used in parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670, the following terms have the meanings given them.

Subp. 2.

Applicant.

"Applicant" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.02, subdivision 3.

Subp. 3.

Case management services.

"Case management services" means the arranging and coordinating of direct services for a resident with the involvement of the resident. These direct services include, but are not limited to: assuring a diagnosis, assessing the resident's strengths and weaknesses in order to determine the resident's needs, developing an individual treatment plan, and evaluating the plan's effectiveness.

Subp. 4.

Category I program.

"Category I program" means a mental health residential program which provides program services in which there is an emphasis on services being offered on a regular basis within the facility with the use of community resources being encouraged and practiced.

Subp. 5.

Category II program.

"Category II program" means a mental health residential program which provides either a transitional semi-independent living arrangement or a supervised group supportive living arrangement for persons who are mentally ill. This type of program offers a combination of in-house and community resource services with emphasis on securing community resources for most daily programming and employment.

Subp. 6.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Human Services or a duly authorized representative.

Subp. 7.

Community representative.

"Community representative" means an individual who represents citizens' interests and who is neither an employee or board member, nor has any other official affiliation with the mental health residential program.

Subp. 8.

Crisis services.

"Crisis services" means a set of activities designed to respond to medical, situational, and psychiatric emergencies.

Subp. 9.

Department.

"Department" means the Department of Human Services.

Subp. 10.

Full time.

"Full time" means work time equalling at least 37-1/2 hours per week.

Subp. 11.

Independent living skills training.

"Independent living skills training" means services which both emphasize development of an individual's skills required to perform increasingly independent daily living functions and which are appropriate to the needs of the individual.

Subp. 12.

Individual program plan or individual treatment plan.

"Individual program plan" or "individual treatment plan" means a written plan of intervention and treatment developed on the basis of assessment results and revised, if necessary, at certain intervals. The plan specifies goals and objectives and a means for their accomplishment, and also identifies responsible staff persons.

Subp. 13.

License.

"License" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.02, subdivision 8.

Subp. 14.

Living unit.

"Living unit" means a set of rooms which are physically self-contained, which have the defining walls extending from floor to ceiling, and which include bedrooms, living rooms or lounge areas, bathrooms, and connecting areas.

Subp. 15.

Mental health counselor.

"Mental health counselor" means an individual who, under the supervision of a mental health therapist or program director, provides treatment for residents who are mentally ill in a mental health residential program and who meets the requirements of part 9520.0660, subpart 8. The specific title of the individual employed in this position is at the discretion of the program as long as the title selection fairly reflects the responsibilities defined in parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670 for a mental health counselor.

Subp. 16.

Mental health residential program or program.

"Mental health residential program" or "program" means a planned combination of living conditions, services, and resources for the treatment and rehabilitation of five or more adults who are mentally ill on a 24-hour per day basis.

Subp. 17.

Mental health therapist.

"Mental health therapist" means an individual skilled in providing mental health therapy in a mental health residential program and who meets the requirements of part 9520.0660, subpart 7. The specific title of the individual employed in this position is at the discretion of the program as long as the title selection fairly reflects the responsibilities defined in parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670 for a mental health therapist.

Subp. 18.

Mental health therapy.

"Mental health therapy" means various treatment modalities which may reasonably be expected to improve the resident's condition.

Subp. 19.

Mental health worker.

"Mental health worker" means an individual who, under the supervision of a mental health counselor, mental health therapist, or program director, provides care, support, or assistance to residents who are mentally ill in a mental health residential program and who meets the requirements of part 9520.0660, subpart 9. Possible job titles for this staff position are resident manager, human services technician, independent living skills worker, and licensed practical nurse. The specific title of the individual employed in this position is at the discretion of the program as long as the title selection fairly reflects the responsibilities defined in parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670 for a mental health worker.

Subp. 20.

Person who is mentally ill.

"Person who is mentally ill" means a person who has been diagnosed by a physician, a licensed psychologist, or a licensed consulting psychologist as having a condition which results in an inability to interpret the environment realistically and in impaired functioning in primary aspects of daily living such as personal relations, living arrangements, work, and recreation; or which is listed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM), code range 290, 293-302.9 or 306-314.9, or the corresponding code in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III), Axes I, II, or III.

Subp. 21.

Motivation and remotivation services.

"Motivation and remotivation services" means a set of activities which encourages the development of positive attitudes and self-concept, and which encourages the resident to develop goals and to use available community resources.

Subp. 22.

Program director.

"Program director" means a person who is responsible for the development and implementation of the mental health residential program and who meets the requirements of part 9520.0660, subpart 6.

Subp. 23.

Provisional license.

"Provisional license" means a license issued under Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.04, subdivision 7, paragraph (b).

Subp. 24.

Recreation and leisure time services.

"Recreation and leisure time services" means a set of activities designed both to meet a resident's personal and therapeutic needs of self-expression, social interaction, and entertainment, and to develop skills and interests that lead to enjoyable and satisfying use of leisure time. An objective of these services is the integration of residents into the recreational mainstream of the community.

Subp. 25.

Restraint.

"Restraint" means any physical device that limits the free and normal movement of body and limbs.

Subp. 26.

Seclusion.

"Seclusion" means involuntary removal into a separate room which prevents social contact with other persons.

Subp. 27.

Socialization services.

"Socialization services" means a set of activities in which residents learn interpersonal relationship and communication skills.

Subp. 28.

Social services.

"Social services" may include psychosocial evaluation; counseling based on social work problem-solving methods; activities designed to assist residents in dealing with tasks of daily living; utilization of community resources; psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups; and education, planning, and advocacy for the social needs of residents.

Subp. 29.

Support group services.

"Support group services" means a group process designed to allow residents to participate with other individuals in sharing feelings, experiences, and constructive feedback.

Subp. 30.

Vocational services.

"Vocational services" means a set of activities emphasizing development of skills required to perform work functions in a competitive, semicompetitive, or volunteer work setting.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 245A.09

History:

L 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; L 1987 c 333 s 22; 13 SR 144; 18 SR 2748; L 2002 c 221 s 50

Published Electronically:

October 16, 2013