For purposes of services provided under section 254B.09, subdivision 8, "American Indian" means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe, and the commissioner shall use the definitions of "Indian" and "Indian tribe" and "Indian organization" provided in Public Law 93-638. For purposes of services provided under section 254B.09, subdivision 6, "American Indian" means a resident of federally recognized tribal lands who is recognized as an Indian person by the federally recognized tribal governing body.
"Chemical dependency services" means a planned program of care for the treatment of chemical dependency or chemical abuse to minimize or prevent further chemical abuse by the person. Diagnostic, evaluation, prevention, referral, detoxification, and aftercare services that are not part of a program of care licensable as a residential or nonresidential chemical dependency treatment program are not chemical dependency services for purposes of this section. For pregnant and postpartum women, chemical dependency services include halfway house services, aftercare services, psychological services, and case management.
Unless otherwise indicated, "commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
(a) "Culturally specific program" means a substance use disorder treatment service program or subprogram that is recovery-focused and culturally specific when the program:
(1) improves service quality to and outcomes of a specific population by advancing health equity to help eliminate health disparities; and
(2) ensures effective, equitable, comprehensive, and respectful quality care services that are responsive to an individual within a specific population's values, beliefs and practices, health literacy, preferred language, and other communication needs.
(b) A tribally licensed substance use disorder program that is designated as serving a culturally specific population by the applicable tribal government is deemed to satisfy this subdivision.
"Local agency" means the agency designated by a board of county commissioners, a local social services agency, or a human services board to make placements and submit state invoices according to Laws 1986, chapter 394, sections 8 to 20.
"Local money" means county levies, federal social services money, or other money that may be spent at county discretion to provide chemical dependency services eligible for payment according to Laws 1986, chapter 394, sections 8 to 20.