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257.0766 RECOMMENDATIONS AND PUBLIC REPORTS.
    Subdivision 1. Specific reports. An ombudsperson may send conclusions and suggestions
concerning any matter reviewed to the governor and shall provide copies of all reports to the
advisory board and to the groups specified in section 257.0768, subdivision 1. Before making
public a conclusion or recommendation that expressly or implicitly criticizes an agency, facility,
program, or any person, the ombudsperson shall inform the governor and the affected 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 ombudsperson shall include any statement of reasonable length made by that
agency, facility, program, or person in defense or mitigation of the ombudsperson's conclusion
or recommendation.
    Subd. 2. General reports. In addition to whatever conclusions or recommendations the
ombudsperson may make to the governor on an ad hoc basis, the ombudsperson shall at the end
of each year report to the governor concerning the exercise of the ombudsperson's functions
during the preceding year.
History: 1991 c 292 art 3 s 27