245.95 RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS TO GOVERNOR.
Subdivision 1. Specific reports.
The ombudsman may send conclusions and suggestions
concerning any matter reviewed to the governor. Before making public a conclusion or
recommendation that expressly or implicitly criticizes an agency, facility, program, or any person,
the ombudsman shall consult with the governor and the agency, facility, program, or person
concerning the conclusion or recommendation. When sending a conclusion or recommendation to
the governor that is adverse to an agency, facility, program, or any person, the ombudsman shall
include any statement of reasonable length made by that agency, facility, program, or person in
defense or mitigation of the office's conclusion or recommendation.
Subd. 2. General reports.
In addition to whatever conclusions or recommendations the
ombudsman may make to the governor on an ad hoc basis, the ombudsman shall, at the end of
each biennium, report to the governor concerning the exercise of the ombudsman's functions
during the preceding biennium.
History: 1987 c 352 s 6; 1988 c 543 s 9; 1996 c 451 art 6 s 4