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Subdivision 1.Scope.

For the purposes of sections 246.50 to 246.55, the terms set out in subdivisions 2 to 8 shall have the meanings ascribed to them.

Subd. 2.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services of the state of Minnesota.

Subd. 3.State facility.

"State facility" means any state facility owned or operated by the state of Minnesota and under the programmatic direction or fiscal control of the commissioner. State facility includes regional treatment centers; the state nursing homes; state-operated, community-based programs; and other facilities owned or operated by the state and under the commissioner's control.

Subd. 3a.

[Repealed, 1989 c 282 art 2 s 219]

Subd. 4.Client.

"Client" means any person receiving services at a state facility, whether or not those services require occupancy of a bed overnight.

Subd. 4a.

[Repealed, 1989 c 282 art 2 s 219]

Subd. 5.Cost of care.

"Cost of care" means the commissioner's charge for services provided to any person admitted to a state facility.

For purposes of this subdivision, "charge for services" means the cost of services, treatment, maintenance, bonds issued for capital improvements, depreciation of buildings and equipment, and indirect costs related to the operation of state facilities. The commissioner may determine the charge for services on an anticipated average per diem basis as an all inclusive charge per facility, per disability group, or per treatment program. The commissioner may determine a charge per service, using a method that includes direct and indirect costs.

Subd. 6.Relatives.

"Relatives" means the spouse, and parents of a client, in that order of liability for cost of care.

Subd. 7.Client's county.

"Client's county" means the county of the client's legal settlement for poor relief purposes at the time of commitment or voluntary admission to a state facility, or if the client has no such legal settlement in this state, it means the county of commitment, except that where a client with no such legal settlement is committed while serving a sentence at a penal institution, it means the county from which the client was sentenced.

Subd. 8.Local social services agency.

"Local social services agency" means the local social services agency of the client's county as defined in subdivision 7 and of the county of commitment, and any other local social services agency possessing information regarding, or requested by the commissioner to investigate, the financial circumstances of a client or relatives thereof.

Subd. 9.

[Repealed, 1989 c 282 art 2 s 219]

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