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    Subdivision 1. Responsibilities. The county board of each county shall be responsible for
administration and funding of children and community services as defined in section 256M.10,
subdivision 1
. Each county board shall singly or in combination with other county boards use
funds available to the county under Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, to carry out these
responsibilities. The county board shall coordinate and facilitate the effective use of formal and
informal helping systems to best support and nurture children, adolescents, and adults within the
county who experience dependency, abuse, neglect, poverty, disability, chronic health conditions,
or other factors, including ethnicity and race, that may result in poor outcomes or disparities,
as well as services for family members to support such individuals. This includes assisting
individuals to function at the highest level of ability while maintaining family and community
relationships to the greatest extent possible.
    Subd. 2. Day training and habilitation services; alternative habilitation services. To the
extent provided in the county service plan under section 256M.30, the county board of each
county shall be responsible for providing day training and habilitation services or alternative
habilitation services during the day for persons with developmental disabilities to the extent this is
required by the person's individualized service plan.
    Subd. 3. Reports. The county board shall provide necessary reports and data as required
by the commissioner.
    Subd. 4. Contracts for services. The county board may contract with a human services
board, a multicounty board established by a joint powers agreement, other political subdivisions,
a children's mental health collaborative, a family services collaborative, or private organizations
in discharging its duties.
    Subd. 5. Exemption from liability. The state of Minnesota, the county boards, or the
agencies acting on behalf of the county boards in the implementation and administration of
children and community services shall not be liable for damages, injuries, or liabilities sustained
through the purchase of services by the individual, the individual's family, or the authorized
representative under this section.
    Subd. 6. Fees for services. The county board may establish a schedule of fees based upon
clients' ability to pay to be charged to recipients of children and community services. Payment, in
whole or in part, for services may be accepted from any person except that no fee may be charged
to persons or families whose adjusted gross household income is below the federal poverty level.
When services are provided to any person, including a recipient of aids administered by the
federal, state, or county government, payment of any charges due may be billed to and accepted
from a public assistance agency or from any public or private corporation.
History: 1Sp2003 c 14 art 11 s 7

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