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When the commissioner of human services shall find that a child transferred to the
commissioner's guardianship after parental rights to the child are terminated or that a child
committed to the commissioner's guardianship as a child in need of protection or services is
disabled physically or whose mentality has not been satisfactorily determined or who is affected
by habits, ailments, or disabilities that produce erratic and unstable conduct, and is not suitable or
desirable for placement in a home for permanent care or adoption, the commissioner of human
services shall make special provision for the child's care and treatment designed to the child, if
possible, for such placement or to become self-supporting. The facilities of the commissioner of
human services and all state treatment facilities, the Minnesota general hospital, and the child
guidance clinic of its psychopathic department, as well as the facilities available through reputable
clinics, private child-caring agencies, and foster boarding homes, accredited as provided by law,
may be used as the particular needs of the child may demand. When it appears that the child is
suitable for permanent placement or adoption, the commissioner of human services shall cause
the child to be placed as provided in section 260C.431. If the commissioner of human services
is satisfied that the child is developmentally disabled the commissioner may bring the child
before the district court of the county where the child is found or the county of the child's legal
settlement for examination and commitment as provided by law.
History: 1999 c 139 art 3 s 45; 2005 c 56 s 1

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