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260C.435 Special provisions in certain cases.

When the commissioner of human services shall find that a child transferred to the commissioner's guardianship after parental rights to the child are terminated or that a child committed to the commissioner's guardianship as a child in need of protection or services is handicapped physically or whose mentality has not been satisfactorily determined or who is affected by habits, ailments, or handicaps that produce erratic and unstable conduct, and is not suitable or desirable for placement in a home for permanent care or adoption, the commissioner of human services shall make special provision for the child's care and treatment designed to the child, if possible, for such placement or to become self-supporting. The facilities of the commissioner of human services and all state treatment facilities, the Minnesota general hospital, and the child guidance clinic of its psychopathic department, as well as the facilities available through reputable clinics, private child-caring agencies, and foster boarding homes, accredited as provided by law, may be used as the particular needs of the child may demand. When it appears that the child is suitable for permanent placement or adoption, the commissioner of human services shall cause the child to be placed as provided in section 260C.431. If the commissioner of human services is satisfied that the child is mentally retarded the commissioner may bring the child before the district court of the county where the child is found or the county of the child's legal settlement for examination and commitment as provided by law.

HIST: 1999 c 139 art 3 s 45