This chapter governs the Minnesota human services system. The system includes the Department of Human Services, local social services agencies, county welfare agencies, human service boards, community mental health center boards, state hospitals, state nursing homes, and persons, agencies, institutions, organizations, and other entities under contract to any of those agencies to the extent specified in the contract.
This chapter may be cited as the "Minnesota Unitary Residence and Financial Responsibility Act."
This chapter applies to all social service programs administered by the commissioner in which residence is the determining factor in establishing financial responsibility. These include, but are not limited to: commitment proceedings, including voluntary admissions; emergency holds; poor relief funded wholly through local agencies; social services, including title XX, IV-E and section 256E.12; social services programs funded wholly through the resources of county agencies; social services provided under the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act, sections 260.751 to 260.781; costs for delinquency confinement under section 393.07, subdivision 2; service responsibility for these programs; and group residential housing.
The provisions in sections 256G.02, subdivision 4, paragraphs (a) to (d); 256G.02, subdivisions 5 to 8; 256G.03; 256G.04; 256G.05; and 256G.07, subdivisions 1 to 3, apply to the following programs: the aid to families with dependent children program formerly codified in sections 256.72 to 256.87, Minnesota family investment program; medical assistance; general assistance; the family general assistance program formerly codified in sections 256D.01 to 256D.23; general assistance medical care; and Minnesota supplemental aid.
Unless stated otherwise, the provisions of this chapter also apply to disputes involving financial responsibility for social services when another definition of the county of financial responsibility has been created in Minnesota Statutes.