Subdivision 1. Applicability.
The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
Subd. 2. Board and lodging facility.
"Board and lodging facility" means a facility that serves
as an alternative to institutionalization and provides a program of on-site care or supervision to
persons who cannot live independently in the community because of age or physical, mental, or
Subd. 3. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
Subd. 4. County of financial responsibility.
(a) "County of financial responsibility" has the
meanings in paragraphs (b) to (f).
(b) For an applicant who resides in the state and is not in a facility described in subdivision
6, it means the county in which the applicant resides at the time of application.
(c) For an applicant who resides in a facility described in subdivision 6, it means the county
in which the applicant last resided in nonexcluded status immediately before entering the facility.
(d) For an applicant who has not resided in this state for any time other than the excluded
time, and subject to the limitations in section
256G.03, subdivision 2
, it means the county in
which the applicant resides at the time of making application.
(e) For an individual already having a social service case open in one county, financial
responsibility for any additional social services attaches to the case that has the earliest date of
application and has been open without interruption.
(f) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) to (e), the county of financial responsibility for
semi-independent living services provided under section
, and Minnesota Rules, parts
, is the county of residence in nonexcluded status immediately before the
placement into or request for those services.
Subd. 5. Department.
"Department" means the Department of Human Services.
Subd. 6. Excluded time.
"Excluded time" means:
(a) any period an applicant spends in a hospital, sanitarium, nursing home, shelter other than
an emergency shelter, halfway house, foster home, semi-independent living domicile or services
program, residential facility offering care, board and lodging facility or other institution for the
hospitalization or care of human beings, as defined in section
; maternity home, battered women's shelter, or correctional facility; or any facility
based on an emergency hold under sections
253B.05, subdivisions 1 and 2
(b) any period an applicant spends on a placement basis in a training and habilitation
program, including a rehabilitation facility or work or employment program as defined in section
; or receiving personal care assistant services pursuant to section
; semi-independent living services provided under section
, and Minnesota Rules, parts
; day training and habilitation programs and assisted living services; and
(c) any placement for a person with an indeterminate commitment, including independent
Subd. 7. Local agency.
"Local agency" means the agency designated by the county board
of commissioners, human services boards, local social services agencies in the several counties
of the state or multicounty local social services agencies where those have been established in
accordance with law.
Subd. 8. Reside.
"Reside" means to have an established place of abode in one state or county
and not to have an established place of abode in another state or county.
History: 1987 c 363 s 2; 1988 c 689 art 2 s 268; 1988 c 719 art 8 s 23; 1989 c 209 art 1 s
25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 16 s 15; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 1; 1994 c 631 s 31; 1996 c 451 art 2 s 43,44;
1997 c 203 art 4 s 58