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256.974 OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN FOR LONG-TERM CARE; LOCAL PROGRAMS.
    The ombudsman for long-term care serves in the classified service under section 256.01,
subdivision 7
, in an office within the Minnesota Board on Aging that incorporates the long-term
care ombudsman program required by the Older Americans Act, as amended, United States
Code, title 42, section 3027(a)(9) and 3058g(a), and established within the Minnesota Board on
Aging. The Minnesota Board on Aging may make grants to and designate local programs for the
provision of ombudsman services to clients in county or multicounty areas. The local program
may not be an agency engaged in the provision of nursing home care, hospital care, or home care
services either directly or by contract, or have the responsibility for planning, coordinating,
funding, or administering nursing home care, hospital care, or home care services.
History: 1987 c 403 art 2 s 66; 1989 c 282 art 2 s 115; 2007 c 147 art 6 s 9