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9530.6800 ASSESSMENT OF NEED FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS.

Subpart 1.

Assessment of need required for licensure.

Before a license or a provisional license may be issued, the need for the chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program must be determined by the commissioner. Need for an additional or expanded chemical dependency treatment program must be determined, in part, based on the recommendation of the county board of commissioners of the county in which the program will be located and the documentation submitted by the applicant at the time of application.

If the county board fails to submit a statement to the commissioner within 60 days of the county board's receipt of the written request from an applicant, as required under part 9530.6810, the commissioner shall determine the need for the applicant's proposed chemical dependency treatment program based on the documentation submitted by the applicant at the time of application.

Subp. 2.

Documentation of need requirements.

An applicant for licensure under parts 9530.2500 to 9530.4000 and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245G, must submit the documentation in items A and B to the commissioner with the application for licensure:

A.

The applicant must submit documentation that it has requested the county board of commissioners of the county in which the chemical dependency treatment program will be located to submit to the commissioner both a written statement that supports or does not support the need for the program and documentation of the rationale used by the county board to make its determination.

B.

The applicant must submit a plan for attracting an adequate number of clients to maintain its proposed program capacity, including:

(1)

a description of the geographic area to be served;

(2)

a description of the target population to be served;

(3)

documentation that the capacity or program designs of existing programs are not sufficient to meet the service needs of the chemically abusing or chemically dependent target population if that information is available to the applicant;

(4)

a list of referral sources, with an estimation as to the number of clients the referral source will refer to the applicant's program in the first year of operation; and

(5)

any other information available to the applicant that supports the need for new or expanded chemical dependency treatment capacity.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 254B.03

History:

12 SR 53

Published Electronically:

January 3, 2018