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611A.73 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply to this section and section 611A.74.

Subd. 2.Appropriate authority.

"Appropriate authority" includes anyone who is the subject of a complaint under sections 611A.72 to 611A.74 to the commissioner or anyone within the agency who is in a supervisory position with regard to one who is the subject of a complaint under sections 611A.72 to 611A.74.

Subd. 3.Elements of the criminal justice system.

"Elements of the criminal justice system" refers to prosecuting attorneys and members of their staff; peace officers; probation and corrections officers; city, state, and county officials involved in the criminal justice system; and does not include the judiciary.

Subd. 4.Victim.

"Victim" refers to anyone or the next of kin of anyone who has been or purports to have been subjected to a criminal act, whether a felony, a gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor.

Subd. 5.Victim assistance program.

"Victim assistance program" refers to any entity which provides or claims to provide services and assistance to victims on a regular, ongoing basis.

Subd. 6.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.