299A.299 MULTIDISCIPLINARY CHEMICAL ABUSE PREVENTION TEAM.
Subdivision 1. Establishment of team.
A county, a multicounty organization of counties
formed by an agreement under section
, or a city with a population of no more than 50,000,
may establish a multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention team. The chemical abuse prevention
team may include, but not be limited to, representatives of health, mental health, public health,
law enforcement, educational, social service, court service, community education, religious, and
other appropriate agencies, and parent and youth groups. For purposes of this section, "chemical
abuse" has the meaning given in Minnesota Rules, part 9530.6605
, subpart 6. When possible the
team must coordinate its activities with existing local groups, organizations, and teams dealing
with the same issues the team is addressing.
Subd. 2. Duties of team.
(a) A multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention team shall:
(1) assist in coordinating chemical abuse prevention and treatment services provided by
various groups, organizations, and agencies in the community;
(2) disseminate information on the chemical abuse prevention and treatment services that are
available within the community in which the team is established;
(3) develop and conduct educational programs on chemical abuse prevention for adults and
youth within the community in which the team is established;
(4) conduct activities to address other high-risk behaviors related to chemical abuse,
including, but not limited to, suicide, delinquency, and family violence; and
(5) conduct other appropriate chemical abuse prevention activities.
(b) The team, in carrying out its duties under this subdivision, must focus on chemical abuse
issues and needs unique to the community in which the team is established. In defining the needs
and goals of the team, the team shall consult with the governmental body of the city or county in
which the team is established. When a team is established in a multicounty area, the team shall
consult with representatives of the county boards of each county.
(c) The team, in carrying out its duties, shall comply with the Government Data Practices Act
in chapter 13, and requirements for confidentiality of records under Code of Federal Regulations,
title 42, sections 2.1 to
, as amended through December 31, 1988, and section
Subd. 3. Grants for demonstration program.
The commissioner of public safety may
award a grant to a county, multicounty organization, or city, as described in subdivision 1, for
establishing and operating a multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention team. The commissioner
may approve up to five applications for grants under this subdivision. The grant funds must be
used to establish a multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention team to carry out the duties in
Subd. 4. Administration of grants.
The commissioner shall develop a process for
administering grants under subdivision 3. The process must be compatible with the community
grant program under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Public Law 100-690. The
process for administering the grants must include establishing criteria the commissioner shall
apply in awarding grants. The commissioner shall issue requests for proposals for grants under
subdivision 3. The request must be designed to obtain detailed information about the applicant
and other information the commissioner considers necessary to evaluate and select a grant
recipient. The applicant shall submit a proposal for a grant on a form and in a manner prescribed
by the commissioner. The commissioner shall award grants under this section so that 50 percent
of the funds appropriated for the grants go to the metropolitan area comprised of Anoka, Carver,
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties, and 50 percent of the funds go
to the area outside the metropolitan area. The process for administering the grants must also
include procedures for monitoring the recipients' use of grant funds and reporting requirements
for grant recipients.
History: 1989 c 290 art 12 s 1; 1991 c 345 art 2 s 53; 1999 c 216 art 2 s 8,9,28; 1999 c
241 art 10 s 8