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    Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to sections 252.40 to 252.46.
    Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department
of Human Services.
    Subd. 3. Day training and habilitation services for adults with developmental
disabilities. "Day training and habilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities"
means services that:
(1) include supervision, training, assistance, and supported employment, work-related
activities, or other community-integrated activities designed and implemented in accordance
with the individual service and individual habilitation plans required under Minnesota Rules,
parts 9525.0015 to 9525.0165, to help an adult reach and maintain the highest possible level of
independence, productivity, and integration into the community; and
(2) are provided under contract with the county where the services are delivered by a
vendor licensed under sections 245A.01 to 245A.16 and 252.28, subdivision 2, to provide day
training and habilitation services.
Day training and habilitation services reimbursable under this section do not include special
education and related services as defined in the Education of the Individuals with Disabilities
Act, United States Code, title 20, chapter 33, section 1401, clauses (6) and (17), or vocational
services funded under section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, United States Code, title 29,
section 720, as amended.
    Subd. 4. Independence. "Independence" means the extent to which persons with
developmental disabilities exert control and choice over their own lives.
    Subd. 5. Integration. "Integration" means that persons with developmental disabilities:
(1) use the same community resources that are used by and available to individuals who
are not disabled;
(2) participate in the same community activities in which nondisabled individuals participate;
(3) regularly interact and have contact with nondisabled individuals.
    Subd. 6. Productivity. "Productivity" means that persons with developmental disabilities:
(1) engage in income-producing work designed to improve their income level, employment
status, or job advancement; or
(2) engage in activities that contribute to a business, household, or community.
    Subd. 7. Regional center. "Regional center" means any one of the seven state-operated
facilities under the direct administrative authority of the commissioner that serve persons with
developmental disabilities. The following facilities are regional centers: Brainerd Regional
Human Services Center; Cambridge Regional Treatment Center; Faribault Regional Center;
Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center; Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center; St. Peter
Regional Treatment Center; and Willmar Regional Treatment Center.
    Subd. 8. Supported employment. "Supported employment" means employment of a person
with a disability so severe that the person needs ongoing training and support to get and keep
a job in which:
(1) the person engages in paid work at a work site where individuals without disabilities who
do not require public subsidies also may be employed;
(2) public funds are necessary to provide ongoing training and support services throughout
the period of the person's employment; and
(3) the person has the opportunity for social interaction with individuals who do not have
disabilities and who are not paid caregivers.
    Subd. 9. Vendor. "Vendor" means a nonprofit legal entity that:
(1) is licensed under sections 245A.01 to 245A.16 and 252.28, subdivision 2, to provide day
training and habilitation services to adults with developmental disabilities; and
(2) does not have a financial interest in the legal entity that provides residential services to
the same person or persons to whom it provides day training and habilitation services. This clause
does not apply to regional treatment centers, state-operated, community-based programs operating
according to section 252.50 until July 1, 2000, or vendors licensed prior to April 15, 1983.
History: 1987 c 403 art 5 s 9; 1988 c 532 s 2; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1989 c 282 art 6 s 20;
1Sp1993 c 1 art 4 s 3; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 97; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 3 s 9; 2005 c 56 s 1

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