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    Subdivision 1. Members. Human services boards shall be composed as follows:
(a) not less than one county commissioner from each county party to the agreement, the
commissioner or commissioners to be selected by the county board of the participating county; and
(b) optional citizen members who in number shall not comprise more than one-third of the
membership of the human services board, one of whom shall be the chair of the human services
advisory committee, appointed in a manner determined by the county boards which are party to
the agreement.
Board members shall serve for terms of three years, so arranged that as nearly as practicable,
the terms of one-third of the members shall expire each year. Vacancies shall be filled in the same
manner as original appointments.
    Subd. 1a. Commissioners as board. If a single county forms a human services board, the
county board of commissioners may assume the powers and duties of a human services board.
    Subd. 2. Powers and duties. Notwithstanding the population requirements of sections
145A.09 to 145A.131 and 245.61 to 245.69 and chapter 401, a human services board shall possess
all the powers and duties now assigned by law to:
(a) manage the public resources devoted to human services delivered or purchased by the
counties, which are subsidized or regulated by the Departments of Corrections, Health, and
Human Services;
(b) employ staff to carry out the purposes of sections 402.01 to 402.10;
(c) deliver services directly or through contract with other governmental or nongovernmental
(d) plan for the delivery of human services, which shall include corrections services, public
health services, public assistance, developmental disability services, social services, mental health
services, and others of similar classification;
(e) receive and expend funds for the purposes of sections 402.01 to 402.10;
(f) rent, purchase, sell, or otherwise dispose of real and personal property and equipment; and
(g) county health boards, local social services agencies, and mental health boards.
    Subd. 3. Finances. The county boards of commissioners, party to the agreement, shall
determine the proportional financial responsibility of each county to support the programs and
services of the board. The agreement may provide for payments by each county based upon use
by residents of the county of a particular program or service provided, or by other arrangements
as determined pursuant to the agreement. Each county shall be subject to applicable requirements
of law concerning funding, and to existing limitations upon the authority to levy taxes, for any
particular program or service.
    Subd. 4. State-approved plan. The Departments of Corrections, Health, and Human
Services shall provide funds from any grant or subsidy program or other authorized source to
the human services board, based upon an approved plan. The grant or subsidy shall represent all
money for human services which each agency commits to programs within counties comprising
the human services board.
History: 1973 c 716 s 2; 1974 c 234 s 1; 1976 c 149 s 62 subd 7; 1977 c 281 s 4; 1977 c 411
s 1,2,9; 1979 c 118 s 2; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 139 s 1; 1987 c 309 s 26; 1994
c 631 s 31; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 8 s 31; 2005 c 56 s 1

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