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169.973 REGULATION OF CLINIC; DIRECTOR.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner's authority; rules; curriculum. The commissioner of
public safety shall supervise the administration and conduct of driver improvement clinics and
youth-oriented driver improvement clinics. The commissioner of public safety shall promulgate
rules setting forth standards for the curriculum and mode of instruction of driver improvement
clinics and youth-oriented driver improvement clinics and such other matters as the commissioner
of public safety considers necessary for the proper administration of such clinics. In the
preparation of such standards the commissioner of public safety shall consult with the state
associations of judges. A driver improvement clinic established under sections 169.971 to 169.973
and 171.20, subdivision 3, shall conform to the standards promulgated by the commissioner of
public safety. The course of study at a driver improvement clinic and youth-oriented driver
improvement clinic may not exceed a cumulative total of nine hours with no single class
session lasting more than three hours. The course of study at a driver improvement clinic and
youth-oriented driver improvement clinic shall include instruction in railroad crossing safety.
    Subd. 2. Director. The commissioner of public safety may appoint a driver improvement
clinic director within the Department of Public Safety and such other employees as are necessary
to accomplish the purposes of Laws 1965, chapter 711.
History: 1965 c 711 s 3; 1969 c 1129 art 1 s 18; 1971 c 491 s 34; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c
444; 1990 c 468 s 3; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1998 c 388 s 6; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 10 s 8