246.50 CARE OF CLIENTS AT STATE FACILITIES; DEFINITIONS.
Subdivision 1. Scope.
For the purposes of sections
, the terms set out in
subdivisions 2 to 8 shall have the meanings ascribed to them.
Subd. 2. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services
of the state of Minnesota.
Subd. 3. State facility.
"State facility" means any state facility owned or operated by the
state of Minnesota and under the programmatic direction or fiscal control of the commissioner.
State facility includes regional treatment centers; the state nursing homes; state-operated,
community-based programs; and other facilities owned or operated by the state and under the
Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1989 c 282 art 2 s 219
Subd. 4. Client.
"Client" means any person receiving services at a state facility, whether or
not those services require occupancy of a bed overnight.
Subd. 4a.[Repealed, 1989 c 282 art 2 s 219
Subd. 5. Cost of care.
"Cost of care" means the commissioner's charge for services provided
to any person admitted to a state facility.
For purposes of this subdivision, "charge for services" means the cost of services, treatment,
maintenance, bonds issued for capital improvements, depreciation of buildings and equipment,
and indirect costs related to the operation of state facilities. The commissioner may determine the
charge for services on an anticipated average per diem basis as an all inclusive charge per facility,
per disability group, or per treatment program. The commissioner may determine a charge per
service, using a method that includes direct and indirect costs.
Subd. 6. Relatives.
"Relatives" means the spouse, and parents of a client, in that order
of liability for cost of care.
Subd. 7. Client's county.
"Client's county" means the county of the client's legal settlement
for poor relief purposes at the time of commitment or voluntary admission to a state facility, or if
the client has no such legal settlement in this state, it means the county of commitment, except
that where a client with no such legal settlement is committed while serving a sentence at a penal
institution, it means the county from which the client was sentenced.
Subd. 8. Local social services agency.
"Local social services agency" means the local social
services agency of the client's county as defined in subdivision 7 and of the county of commitment,
and any other local social services agency possessing information regarding, or requested by the
commissioner to investigate, the financial circumstances of a client or relatives thereof.
Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1989 c 282 art 2 s 219
History: 1959 c 578 s 1; 1967 c 386 s 1; 1969 c 205 s 1; 1971 c 637 s 1-4; 1973 c 235 s
1; 1982 c 641 art 1 s 4,5; 1984 c 534 s 12; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 21 s 14; 1986 c 394 s
4; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 403 art 2 s 46-50; 1989 c 271 s 32; 1989 c 282 art 2 s 87-89,218; 1994
c 465 art 3 s 26; 1994 c 631 s 31