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Subdivision 1.Scope.

The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Administration of medication.

"Administration of medication" means providing a medication to a client, and includes the following tasks, performed in the following order:

(1) checking the client's medication record;

(2) preparing the medication for administration;

(3) administering the medication to the client;

(4) documenting the administration of the medication, or the reason for not administering a medication as prescribed; and

(5) reporting information to a licensed practitioner or a nurse regarding a problem with the administration of medication or the client's refusal to take the medication, if applicable.

Subd. 3.Adolescent.

"Adolescent" means an individual under 18 years of age.

Subd. 4.Alcohol and drug counselor.

"Alcohol and drug counselor" has the meaning given in section 148F.01, subdivision 5.

Subd. 5.Applicant.

"Applicant" has the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 3.

Subd. 6.Capacity management system.

"Capacity management system" means a database maintained by the department to compile and make information available to the public about the waiting list status and current admission capability of each opioid treatment program.

Subd. 7.Central registry.

"Central registry" means a database maintained by the department to collect identifying information from two or more programs about an individual applying for maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment for opioid addiction to prevent an individual's concurrent enrollment in more than one program.

Subd. 8.Client.

"Client" means an individual accepted by a license holder for assessment or treatment of a substance use disorder. An individual remains a client until the license holder no longer provides or intends to provide the individual with treatment service.

Subd. 9.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.

Subd. 10.Co-occurring disorders.

"Co-occurring disorders" means a diagnosis of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder.

Subd. 11.Department.

"Department" means the Department of Human Services.

Subd. 12.Direct contact.

"Direct contact" has the meaning given for "direct contact" in section 245C.02, subdivision 11.

Subd. 13.Face-to-face.

"Face-to-face" means two-way, real-time, interactive and visual communication between a client and a treatment service provider and includes services delivered in person or via telemedicine.

Subd. 14.License.

"License" has the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 8.

Subd. 15.License holder.

"License holder" has the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 9.

Subd. 16.Licensed practitioner.

"Licensed practitioner" means an individual who is authorized to prescribe medication as defined in section 151.01, subdivision 23.

Subd. 17.Licensed professional in private practice.

"Licensed professional in private practice" means an individual who:

(1) is licensed under chapter 148F, or is exempt from licensure under that chapter but is otherwise licensed to provide alcohol and drug counseling services;

(2) practices solely within the permissible scope of the individual's license as defined in the law authorizing licensure; and

(3) does not affiliate with other licensed or unlicensed professionals to provide alcohol and drug counseling services. Affiliation does not include conferring with another professional or making a client referral.

Subd. 18.Nurse.

"Nurse" means an individual licensed and currently registered to practice professional or practical nursing as defined in section 148.171, subdivisions 14 and 15.

Subd. 19.Opioid treatment program or OTP.

"Opioid treatment program" or "OTP" means a program or practitioner engaged in opioid treatment of an individual that provides dispensing of an opioid agonist treatment medication, along with a comprehensive range of medical and rehabilitative services, when clinically necessary, to an individual to alleviate the adverse medical, psychological, or physical effects of an opioid addiction. OTP includes detoxification treatment, short-term detoxification treatment, long-term detoxification treatment, maintenance treatment, comprehensive maintenance treatment, and interim maintenance treatment.

Subd. 20.Paraprofessional.

"Paraprofessional" means an employee, agent, or independent contractor of the license holder who performs tasks to support treatment service. A paraprofessional may be referred to by a variety of titles including but not limited to technician, case aide, or counselor assistant. If currently a client of the license holder, the client cannot be a paraprofessional for the license holder.

Subd. 21.Student intern.

"Student intern" means an individual who is authorized by a licensing board to provide services under supervision of a licensed professional.

Subd. 22.Substance.

"Substance" means alcohol, solvents, controlled substances as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 4, and other mood-altering substances.

Subd. 23.Substance use disorder.

"Substance use disorder" has the meaning given in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Subd. 24.Substance use disorder treatment.

"Substance use disorder treatment" means treatment of a substance use disorder, including the process of assessment of a client's needs, development of planned methods, including interventions or services to address a client's needs, provision of services, facilitation of services provided by other service providers, and ongoing reassessment by a qualified professional when indicated. The goal of substance use disorder treatment is to assist or support the client's efforts to recover from a substance use disorder.

Subd. 25.Target population.

"Target population" means individuals with a substance use disorder and the specified characteristics that a license holder proposes to serve.

Subd. 26.Telemedicine.

"Telemedicine" means the delivery of a substance use disorder treatment service while the client is at an originating site and the licensed health care provider is at a distant site as specified in section 254B.05, subdivision 5, paragraph (f).

Subd. 27.Treatment director.

"Treatment director" means an individual who meets the qualifications specified in section 245G.11, subdivisions 1 and 3, and is designated by the license holder to be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of treatment service.

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