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(a) Applicants and license holders for chemical dependency residential and nonresidential
programs must demonstrate compliance with HIV minimum standards prior to their application
being complete. The HIV minimum standards contained in the HIV-1 Guidelines for chemical
dependency treatment and care programs in Minnesota are not subject to rulemaking.
(b) Ninety days after April 29, 1992, the applicant or license holder shall orient all chemical
dependency treatment staff and clients to the HIV minimum standards. Thereafter, orientation
shall be provided to all staff and clients, within 72 hours of employment or admission to the
program. In-service training shall be provided to all staff on at least an annual basis and the
license holder shall maintain records of training and attendance.
(c) The license holder shall maintain a list of referral sources for the purpose of making
necessary referrals of clients to HIV-related services. The list of referral services shall be updated
at least annually.
(d) Written policies and procedures, consistent with HIV minimum standards, shall be
developed and followed by the license holder. All policies and procedures concerning HIV
minimum standards shall be approved by the commissioner. The commissioner shall provide
training on HIV minimum standards to applicants.
(e) The commissioner may permit variances from the requirements in this section. License
holders seeking variances must follow the procedures in section 245A.04, subdivision 9.
History: 1992 c 513 art 9 s 17