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252A.04 COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION.

Subdivision 1.Local agency.

Upon receipt of a written nomination, the commissioner shall promptly order the local agency of the county in which the proposed ward resides to coordinate or arrange for a comprehensive evaluation of the proposed ward.

Subd. 2.Medication; treatment.

A proposed ward who, at the time the comprehensive evaluation is to be performed, has been under medical care shall not be so under the influence or so suffer the effects of drugs, medication, or other treatment as to be hampered in the testing or evaluation process. When in the opinion of the licensed physician attending the proposed ward, the discontinuance of medication or other treatment is not in the proposed ward's best interest, the physician shall record a list of all drugs, medication or other treatment which the proposed ward received 48 hours immediately prior to any examination, test or interview conducted in preparation for the comprehensive evaluation.

Subd. 3.Time.

The local agency shall prepare and forward the comprehensive evaluation to the commissioner within 90 days of the date the commissioner orders the evaluation.

Subd. 4.File.

The comprehensive evaluation shall be kept on file at the Department of Human Services and shall be open to the inspection of the proposed ward and such other persons as may be given permission by the commissioner.