Subdivision 1. Veterans benefits and assistance.
It shall be the duty of the veterans service
officer to aid all residents of the governmental subdivision by which the officer is employed in
securing benefits provided by law on account of the service of any person in the armed forces of
the United States, from which the person has a discharge other than dishonorable. The veterans
service officer shall aid all veterans who are residents of the governmental subdivision by which
the officer is employed, regardless of the nature of discharge, in securing counseling or treatment
concerning alcohol and drug dependency and abuse.
Subd. 2. Records; data privacy.
Pursuant to chapter 13 the veterans service officer is the
responsible authority with respect to all records in the officer's custody. The data on clients'
applications for assistance is private data on individuals, as defined in section
History: 1945 c 96 s 4; 1973 c 572 s 9; 1978 c 635 s 1; 1981 c 311 s 39; 1Sp1981 c 4 art 1
s 13; 1982 c 545 s 24; 1986 c 444