Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of human services.
Subd. 3. Day training and habilitation services for adults with mental retardation, related conditions. "Day training and habilitation services for adults with mental retardation and related conditions" means services that:
(1) include supervision, training, assistance, and supported employment, work-related activities, or other community-integrated activities designed and implemented in accordance with the individual service and individual habilitation plans required under Minnesota Rules, parts 9525.0015 to 9525.0165, to help an adult reach and maintain the highest possible level of independence, productivity, and integration into the community;
(2) are provided under contract with the county where the services are delivered by a vendor licensed under sections 245A.01 to 245A.16 and 252.28, subdivision 2, to provide day training and habilitation services; and
(3) are regularly provided to one or more adults with mental retardation or related conditions in a place other than the adult's own home or residence unless medically contraindicated.
Day training and habilitation services reimbursable under this section do not include special education and related services as defined in the Education of the Handicapped Act, United States Code, title 20, chapter 33, section 1401, clauses (6) and (17), or vocational services funded under section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, United States Code, title 29, section 720, as amended.
Subd. 4. Independence. "Independence" means the extent to which persons with mental retardation or related conditions exert control and choice over their own lives.
Subd. 5. Integration. "Integration" means that persons with mental retardation and related conditions:
(1) use the same community resources that are used by and available to individuals who are not disabled;
(2) participate in the same community activities in which nondisabled individuals participate; and
(3) regularly interact and have contact with nondisabled individuals.
Subd. 6. Productivity. "Productivity" means that persons with mental retardation or a related condition:
(1) engage in income-producing work designed to improve their income level, employment status, or job advancement; or
(2) engage in activities that contribute to a business, household, or community.
Subd. 7. Regional center. "Regional center" means any one of the seven state-operated facilities under the direct administrative authority of the commissioner that serve persons with mental retardation and related conditions. The following facilities are regional centers: Brainerd Regional Human Services Center; Cambridge Regional Treatment Center; Faribault Regional Center; Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center; Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center; St. Peter Regional Treatment Center; and Willmar Regional Treatment Center.
Subd. 8. Supported employment. "Supported employment" means employment of a person with a disability so severe that the person needs ongoing training and support to get and keep a job in which:
(1) the person engages in paid work at a work site where individuals without disabilities who do not require public subsidies also may be employed;
(2) public funds are necessary to provide ongoing training and support services throughout the period of the person's employment; and
(3) the person has the opportunity for social interaction with individuals who do not have disabilities and who are not paid caregivers.
Subd. 9. Vendor. "Vendor" means a nonprofit legal entity that:
(2) does not have a financial interest in the legal entity that provides residential services to the same person or persons to whom it provides day training and habilitation services. This clause does not apply to regional treatment centers, state-operated, community-based programs operating according to section 252.50 until July 1, 2000, or vendors licensed prior to April 15, 1983.