Beginning in federal fiscal year 1983, the distribution of funds to counties provided in section 245.713 shall be reduced by an amount equal to the federal block grant funds allotted pursuant to section 245.713 in the immediately preceding year which have been spent for some purpose other than qualified community mental health centers. If it is determined that the state is legally liable for any repayment of federal block funds which were not properly used by the counties, the repayment liability shall be assessed against the counties which did not properly use the funds. The commissioner may withhold future block grant funds to those counties until the obligation is met. The commissioner shall not award additional block grant funds to those counties until the commissioner is assured that no future violations will occur.
1982 c 607 s 9; 1986 c 444