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9530.6605 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purpose of parts 9530.6600 to 9530.6655 the following terms have the meanings given them.

Subp. 2.


"Adolescent" means an individual under 18 years of age, defined as a child under Minnesota Statutes, section 260B.007, subdivision 3.

Subp. 3.

Arrest or legal intervention related to chemical use.

"Arrest or legal intervention related to chemical use" means an arrest or legal intervention for a crime that took place while the individual was under the influence of chemicals, took place in order to obtain chemicals, or took place in order to obtain money to purchase chemicals. When the client is an adolescent, arrest or legal intervention related to chemical use also means contact with law enforcement personnel as a result of a crime that meets this definition but for which no arrest took place, and status offenses and petitions of incorrigibility in which behavior resulting from chemical use played a significant role.

Subp. 4.


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

Subp. 5.


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

Subp. 6.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 7.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 8.

Chemical use assessment.

"Chemical use assessment" means an assessment interview and written listing of the client's specific problems related to chemical use and risk description that will enable the assessor to determine an appropriate treatment planning decision according to part 9530.6622.

Subp. 9.


"Client" means an individual who is eligible for treatment funded under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 246, 254B, 256B, 256D, and 256M, and who has requested chemical use assessment services or for whom chemical use assessment services has been requested from a placing authority.

Subp. 10.

Collateral contact.

"Collateral contact" means an oral or written communication initiated or approved by an assessor for the purpose of gathering information from an individual or agency, other than the client, to verify or supplement information provided by the client during an assessment under part 9530.6615. Collateral contact includes contacts with family members, criminal justice agencies, educational institutions, and employers.

Subp. 10a.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 11.


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

Subp. 12.


"County" means the county of financial responsibility as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 256G.02, subdivision 4, or the county designee.

Subp. 13.

Culturally specific programs.

"Culturally specific programs" means programs or subprograms:


designed to address the unique needs of individuals who share a common language, racial, ethnic, or social background;


governed with significant input from individuals of that specific background; and


that employ individuals to provide individual or group therapy, at least 50 percent of whom are of that specific background.

Subp. 14.


"Department" means the Department of Human Services.

Subp. 15.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 15a.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 16.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 17.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 18.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 19.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 20.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 21.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 21a.

Placing authority.

"Placing authority" means a county, prepaid health plan, or tribal governing board governed by parts 9530.6600 to 9530.6655.

Subp. 21b.

Prepaid health plan.

"Prepaid health plan" means an organization that contracts with the department to provide medical services, including chemical dependency treatment services, to enrollees in exchange for a prepaid capitation rate; and that uses funds authorized under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 256B and 256D.

Subp. 22.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 23.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 24.

[Repealed, 32 SR 2268]

Subp. 24a.

Service coordination.

"Service coordination" means helping the client obtain the services and support the client needs to establish a lifestyle free from the harmful effects of substance abuse disorder.

Subp. 25.

Significant other.

"Significant other" means an individual not related by blood or marriage on whom another individual relies for emotional support.

Subp. 25a.


"Substance" means "chemical" as defined in subpart 5.

Subp. 26.

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). The DSM is incorporated by reference. The DSM was published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994, in Washington, D.C., and is not subject to frequent change. The DSM is available through the Minitex interlibrary loan system.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.388; 241.021; 245A.03; 245A.09; 245B.03; 254A.03; 254B.03; 254B.04; 256E.05


11 SR 1005; 12 SR 53; 13 SR 1448; 16 SR 391; L 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2; 24 SR 951; L 2000 c 478 art 2 s 7; L 2003 1Sp14 art 11 s 11; 29 SR 129; 32 SR 2268

NOTE: Subparts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21a, 21b, 24a, 25, 25a, and 26 are repealed effective July 1, 2022. L 2020 c 74 art 3 s 13.

Published Electronically:

October 6, 2021

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