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    Subdivision 1. Appointment; membership. Every city, town, county, nonprofit corporation,
or combination thereof establishing a rehabilitation facility shall appoint a rehabilitation facility
board of no fewer than nine members before becoming eligible for the assistance provided
by sections 268A.06 to 268A.15. When any city, town, or county singly establishes such a
rehabilitation facility, the board shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of the city
or the chair of the governing board of the county or town. When any combination of cities,
towns, counties, or nonprofit corporations establishes a rehabilitation facility, the chief executive
officers of the cities, nonprofit corporations, and the chairs of the governing bodies of the counties
or towns shall appoint the board. If a nonprofit corporation singly establishes a rehabilitation
facility, the corporation shall appoint the board of directors. Membership on a board shall be
representative of the community served and shall include a person with a disability. One-third to
one-half of the board shall be representative of industry or business. The remaining members
should be representative of lay associations for persons with a disability, labor, the general public,
and education, welfare, medical, and health professions. Nothing in sections 268A.06 to 268A.15
shall be construed to preclude the appointment of elected or appointed public officials or members
of the board of directors of the sponsoring nonprofit corporation to the board, so long as the
representation described above is preserved. If a county establishes an extended employment
program and manages the program with county employees, the governing board shall be the
county board of commissioners, and other provisions of this chapter pertaining to membership on
the governing board do not apply.
    Subd. 2. Duties. Subject to the provisions of sections 268A.06 to 268A.15 and the rules of
the department, each rehabilitation facility board shall:
(1) review and evaluate the need for extended employment programs offered by the
rehabilitation facility provided under sections 268A.06 to 268A.15;
(2) recruit and promote local financial support for extended employment programs from
private sources including: the United Way; business, industrial, and private foundations;
voluntary agencies; and other lawful sources, and promote public support for municipal and
county appropriations;
(3) promote, arrange, and implement working agreements with other educational and social
service agencies, both public and private, and any other allied agencies; and
(4) when an extended employment program offered by the rehabilitation facility is certified,
act as the administrator of the rehabilitation facility and its programs for purposes of this chapter.
History: 2004 c 206 s 49

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