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256B.0955 DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES.
(a) Effective July 1, 1998, the commissioner of human services shall delegate authority
to perform licensing functions and activities, in accordance with section 245A.16, to counties
participating in the alternative quality assurance licensing system. The commissioner shall not
license or reimburse a facility, program, or service for persons with developmental disabilities in a
county that participates in the alternative quality assurance licensing system if the commissioner
has received from the appropriate county notification that the facility, program, or service has
been reviewed by a quality assurance team and has failed to qualify for licensure.
(b) The commissioner may conduct random licensing inspections based on outcomes
adopted under section 256B.0951 at facilities, programs, and services governed by the alternative
quality assurance licensing system. The role of such random inspections shall be to verify that the
alternative quality assurance licensing system protects the safety and well-being of consumers
and maintains the availability of high-quality services for persons with developmental disabilities.
History: 1997 c 203 art 7 s 23; 1999 c 245 art 4 s 65; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 3 s 42