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The commissioner of human services shall provide technical assistance to enable
development of a special program designed to provide culturally targeted detoxification services
in accordance with section 254A.08, subdivision 2. The program must meet the standards of
Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.4100 to 9530.4450, as they apply to detoxification programs. The
program established under this section must have standards for using video and advocacy group
members for monitoring and surveillance to ensure the safety of clients and staff. In addition,
in hiring staff, the program must ensure that the criminal background check requirements of
Minnesota Rules, part 9543.3040, are met; and the commissioner of human services must ensure
compliance with chapter 245C. The program administrator and all staff of the facility must report
to the Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities within 24
hours of its occurrence, any serious injury, as defined in section 245.91, subdivision 6, or the death
of a person admitted to the shelter. The ombudsman shall acknowledge in writing the receipt of
all reports made to the ombudsman's office under this section. Acknowledgment must be mailed
to the facility and to the county social service agency within five working days of the day the
report was made. In addition, the program administrator and staff of the facility must comply
with all of the requirements of section 626.557, the Vulnerable Adults Act. The program shall be
designed with a community outreach component and shall provide services to clients in a safe
environment and in a culturally specific manner.
History: 1Sp1993 c 1 art 3 s 19; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 14 s 35; 2003 c 15 art 1 s 33; 2005 c 56 s 1

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