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The commissioner of human services is hereby designated as "compact administrator."
The commissioner shall have the powers and duties specified in the compact, and may, in the
name of the state of Minnesota, subject to the approval of the attorney general as to form and
legality, enter into such agreements authorized by the compact as the commissioner deems
appropriate to effecting the purpose of the compact. The commissioner shall, within the limits
of the appropriations for the care of persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities,
authorize such payments as are necessary to discharge any financial obligations imposed upon
this state by the compact or any agreement entered into under the compact.
If the patient has no established residence in a Minnesota county, the commissioner shall
designate the county of financial responsibility for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of
the Interstate Compact on Mental Health as it pertains to patients being transferred to Minnesota.
The commissioner shall designate the county which is the residence of the person in Minnesota
who initiates the earliest written request for the patient's transfer.
History: 1957 c 326 s 2; 1981 c 98 s 1; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 21 s 4; 1986 c 444;
2005 c 56 s 1