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    Subdivision 1. Planning effort. Starting on the effective date of sections 245.461 to
245.486 and ending June 30, 1988, the commissioner and the county agencies shall plan for the
development of a unified, accountable, and comprehensive statewide mental health system. The
system must be planned and developed by stages until it is operating at full capacity.
    Subd. 2. Technical assistance. The commissioner shall provide ongoing technical assistance
to county boards to improve system capacity and quality. The commissioner and county boards
shall exchange information as needed about the numbers of adults with mental illness residing
in the county and extent of existing treatment components locally available to serve the needs
of those persons. County boards shall cooperate with the commissioner in obtaining necessary
planning information upon request.
    Subd. 3. Report on increase in community-based residential programs. The
commissioner of human services shall, in cooperation with the commissioner of health, study
and submit to the legislature by February 15, 1991, a report and recommendations regarding
(1) plans and fiscal projections for increasing the number of community-based beds, small
community-based residential programs, and support services for persons with mental illness,
including persons for whom nursing home services are inappropriate, to serve all persons in need
of those programs; and (2) the projected fiscal impact of maximizing the availability of medical
assistance coverage for persons with mental illness.
    Subd. 4. Review of funding. The commissioner shall complete a review of funding for
mental health services and make recommendations for any changes needed. The commissioner
shall submit a report on the review and recommendations to the legislature by January 31, 1991.
History: 1987 c 403 art 2 s 18; 1989 c 282 art 4 s 3,4; art 6 s 3; 1991 c 94 s 24; 1Sp2003 c
14 art 11 s 11; 2005 c 98 art 3 s 1

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