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145A.09 Purpose; formation; eligibility; withdrawal.

Subdivision 1. General purpose. The purpose of sections 145A.09 to 145A.14 is to develop and maintain an integrated system of community health services under local administration and within a system of state guidelines and standards.

Subd. 2. Community health board; eligibility. A board of health that meets the requirements of sections 145A.09 to 145A.13 is a community health board and is eligible for a community health subsidy under section 145A.13.

Subd. 3. Population requirement. A board of health must include within its jurisdiction a population of 30,000 or more persons or be composed of three or more contiguous counties to be eligible to form a community health board.

Subd. 4. Cities. A city that received a subsidy under section 145A.13 and that meets the requirements of sections 145A.09 to 145A.13 is eligible for a community health subsidy under section 145A.13.

Subd. 5. Human services board. A county board or a joint powers board of health that establishes a community health board and has or establishes an operational human services board under chapter 402 must assign the powers and duties of a community health board to the human services board.

Subd. 6. Boundaries of community health service areas. The community health service area of a multicounty or multicity community health board must be within a region designated under sections 462.381 to 462.398, unless this condition is waived by the commissioner with the approval of the regional development commission directly involved or the metropolitan council, if appropriate. In a region without a regional development commission, the commissioner of trade and economic development shall act in place of the regional development commission.

Subd. 7. Withdrawal. (a) A county or city that has established or joined a community health board may withdraw from the subsidy program authorized by sections 145A.09 to 145A.13 by resolution of its governing body in accordance with section 145A.03, subdivision 3, and this subdivision.

(b) A county or city may not withdraw from a joint powers community health board during the first two calendar years following that county's or city's initial adoption of the joint powers agreement.

(c) The withdrawal of a county or city from a community health board does not affect the eligibility for the community health subsidy of any remaining county or city for one calendar year following the effective date of withdrawal.

(d) The amount of additional annual payment for calendar year 1985 made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 145.921, subdivision 4, must be subtracted from the subsidy for a county that, due to withdrawal from a community health board, ceases to meet the terms and conditions under which that additional annual payment was made.

HIST: 1987 c 186 s 15; 1987 c 309 s 9,25; 1991 c 345 art 2 s 44

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