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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. Notwithstanding any provision of Minnesota Statutes to
the contrary, any city, county, town, or nonprofit corporation approved by the commissioner of
human services, or any combination of them may establish and operate a community residential
facility for persons with developmental disabilities or related conditions, as defined in section
252.27, subdivision 1a.
    Subd. 2. Administration. Community residential facilities established under this section
may be administered by a nonprofit corporation, by the political subdivision establishing them or
by a community mental health center board organized under section 245.66.
    Subd. 3. Facilities. The premises and facilities for any community residential facility may
be acquired by purchase, lease, or gift and may be established and operated in connection with
existing public and private facilities and institutions.
    Subd. 4. Financing. Any political subdivision described in subdivision 1 may use unspent
funds, accept gifts, grants, and subsidies from any lawful source, or apply for federal funds and
may use the money for a community residential facility. It may also grant or loan the money to
any nonprofit corporation approved by the commissioner of human services for the establishment
and operation of a community residential facility.
    Subd. 5. Licensing. A community residential facility established and operated under this
section must meet all applicable licensure standards established by the commissioners of health
and human services.
History: 1974 c 292 s 1; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 21 s 64; 1987 c 229 art 10 s 1; 1987 c
384 art 2 s 92; 1992 c 464 art 1 s 55; 2005 c 56 s 1