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    Subdivision 1. Coordination. The commissioner shall supervise the development and
coordination of locally available adult mental health services by the county boards in a manner
consistent with sections 245.461 to 245.486. The commissioner shall coordinate locally available
services with those services available from the regional treatment center serving the area
including state-operated services offered at sites outside of the regional treatment centers. The
commissioner shall provide technical assistance to county boards in developing and maintaining
locally available mental health services. The commissioner shall monitor the county board's
progress in developing its full system capacity and quality through ongoing review of the
county board's adult mental health component of the community social services plan and other
information as required by sections 245.461 to 245.486.
    Subd. 2. Priorities. By January 1, 1990, the commissioner shall require that each of the
treatment services and management activities described in sections 245.469 to 245.477 are
developed for adults with mental illness within available resources based on the following ranked
(1) the provision of locally available emergency services;
(2) the provision of locally available services to all adults with serious and persistent mental
illness and all adults with acute mental illness;
(3) the provision of specialized services regionally available to meet the special needs of all
adults with serious and persistent mental illness and all adults with acute mental illness;
(4) the provision of locally available services to adults with other mental illness; and
(5) the provision of education and preventive mental health services targeted at high-risk
    Subd. 3. Public-private partnerships. The commissioner may establish a mechanism by
which counties, the Department of Human Services, hospitals, health plans, consumers, providers,
and others may enter into agreements that allow for capacity building and oversight of any
agreed-upon entity that is developed through these partnerships. The purpose of these partnerships
is the development and provision of mental health services which would be more effective,
efficient, and accessible than services that might be provided separately by each partner.
History: 1987 c 403 art 2 s 19; 1989 c 282 art 4 s 5; 1991 c 94 s 24; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 7 s
4; 2004 c 288 art 3 s 8; 2005 c 98 art 3 s 2

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