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9530.6510 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


As used in parts 9530.6510 to 9530.6590, the following terms have the meanings given in this part.

Subp. 1a.

Administration of medications.

"Administration of medications" means performing a task to provide medications to a client, and includes the tasks in items A to E, performed in the following order:


checking the client's medication record;


preparing the medication for administration;


administering the medication to the client;


documenting the administration, or the reason for not administering the medications as prescribed; and


reporting information to a licensed practitioner or a nurse regarding problems with the administration of the medication or the client's refusal to take the medication.

Subp. 2.


"Applicant" means an individual, partnership, voluntary association, corporation, or other public or private organization that submits an application for licensure under parts 9530.6510 to 9530.6590.

Subp. 3.


"Chemical" means alcohol, solvents, controlled substances as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 152.01, subdivision 4, and other mood altering substances.

Subp. 3a.

Chemical dependency assessor.

"Chemical dependency assessor" means an individual qualified under part 9530.6615, subpart 2, to perform an assessment of chemical use.

Subp. 4.


"Client" means an individual who presents or is presented for admission to a detoxification program that meets the criteria in part 9530.6525.

Subp. 5.


"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Human Services or the commissioner's designated representative.

Subp. 6.


"Department" means the Department of Human Services.

Subp. 7.

Detoxification program.

"Detoxification program" means a licensed program that provides short-term care on a 24-hour a day basis for the purpose of detoxifying clients and facilitating access to chemical dependency treatment as indicated by an assessment of needs.

Subp. 8.

Direct client contact.

"Direct client contact" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 245C.02, subdivision 11.

Subp. 8a.

Licensed practitioner.

"Licensed practitioner" means a person who is authorized to prescribe as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 151.01, subdivision 23.

Subp. 9.

Medical director.

"Medical director" means the individual, licensed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 147, and employed or contracted by the license holder to direct and supervise health care for clients of a program licensed under parts 9530.6510 to 9530.6590.

Subp. 10.


"Nurse" means a person licensed and currently registered to practice professional or practical nursing as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 148.171, subdivisions 14 and 15.

Subp. 11.

Program director.

"Program director" means the individual who is designated by the license holder to be responsible for all operations of a detoxification program and who meets the qualifications specified in part 9530.6565, subparts 1 and 3.

Subp. 12.

Protective procedure.

"Protective procedure" means an action taken by a staff member of a detoxification program to protect a client from self-harm or harm to others. Protective procedures include the following actions:


seclusion, which means the temporary placement of a client, without the client's consent, in an environment to prevent social contact; and


physical restraint, which means the restraint of a client by use of equipment to limit the movement of limbs or use of physical holds intended to limit the body of movement.

Subp. 13.

Responsible staff person.

"Responsible staff person" means the staff member of a license holder who is on the premises and is authorized to make immediate decisions concerning client care and safety, unless the decision is expressly assigned to another person, such as a licensed physician.

Subp. 13a.


"Substance" means "chemical" as defined in subpart 3.

Subp. 13b.

Substance use disorder.

"Substance use disorder" means a pattern of substance use as defined in the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-TR (DSM), et seq. The DSM-IV-TR is incorporated by reference. The DSM-IV-TR was published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994, in Washington D.C., and is not subject to frequent change. The DSM-IV-TR is available through the Minitex interlibrary loan system.

Subp. 14.


"Technician" means a person who meets the standards in part 9530.6565, subpart 5.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 241.021; 245A.03; 245A.09; 254A.03; 254B.03; 254B.04


29 SR 129; 32 SR 2268

Published Electronically:

October 15, 2013

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