254A.08 DETOXIFICATION CENTERS.
Subdivision 1. Detoxification services.
Every county board shall provide detoxification
services for drug dependent persons. The board may utilize existing treatment programs and other
agencies to meet this responsibility.
Subd. 2. Program requirements.
For the purpose of this section, a detoxification program
means a social rehabilitation program established for the purpose of facilitating access into
care and treatment by detoxifying and evaluating the person and providing entrance into a
comprehensive program. Evaluation of the person shall include verification by a professional,
after preliminary examination, that the person is intoxicated or has symptoms of chemical
dependency and appears to be in imminent danger of harming self or others. A detoxification
program shall have available the services of a licensed physician for medical emergencies and
routine medical surveillance. A detoxification program licensed by the Department of Human
Services to serve both adults and minors at the same site must provide for separate sleeping
areas for adults and minors.
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1979 c 324 s 50
History: 1973 c 572 s 8; 1976 c 286 s 1; 1978 c 674 s 26; 1979 c 324 s 45; 1981 c 355 s
33; 1989 c 282 art 2 s 101