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2001 Minnesota Statutes

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253.015 Location; management; commitment; chief executive officer.

Subdivision 1. State hospitals for persons with mental illness. The state hospitals located at Anoka, Brainerd, Fergus Falls, St. Peter, Willmar, and Moose Lake until June 30, 1995, shall constitute the state hospitals for persons with mental illness, and shall be maintained under the general management of the commissioner of human services. The commissioner of human services shall determine to what state hospital persons with mental illness shall be committed from each county and notify the judge exercising probate jurisdiction thereof, and of changes made from time to time. The chief executive officer of each hospital for persons with mental illness shall be known as the chief executive officer.

Subd. 2. Plan for needed regional treatment center services. (a) By January 30, 1990, the commissioner shall develop and submit to the legislature a plan to implement a program for persons in southeastern Minnesota who are mentally ill.

(b) By January 1, 1990, the commissioner shall develop a plan to establish a comprehensive brain injury treatment program at the Faribault regional center site to meet the needs of people with brain injuries in Minnesota. The program shall provide postacute, community integration and family support services for people with brain injuries which have resulted in behavior, cognitive, emotional, communicative and mobility impairments or deficits. The plan shall include development of a brain injury residential unit, a functional evaluation outpatient clinic and an adaptive equipment center within the outpatient clinic. Health care services already available at the regional center or from the Faribault community must be utilized, and the plan shall include provisions and cost estimates for capital improvements, staff retraining, and program start-up costs.

(c) By January 1, 1990, the commissioner shall develop a plan to establish 35 auxiliary beds at Brainerd regional treatment center for the Minnesota security hospital. The commissioner shall develop secure beds for mentally ill persons as authorized in the worksheets of the house appropriations and senate finance committees. The commissioner shall finance the purchase or construction of these beds with the Minnesota housing finance agency. The commissioner shall make payments through the department of administration to the Minnesota housing finance agency in repayment of mortgage loans granted for the purposes of this section.

Subd. 3. Services for persons with mental illness from Moose Lake regional treatment center. (a) The commissioner shall develop the following services in the Moose Lake catchment area for patients with mental illness relocated from the Moose Lake regional treatment center and must promote a mix of state-operated and private services to include the following:

(1) by September 1, 1994, services in community nursing facilities for 45 patients with mental illness;

(2) by December 1, 1994, 24 state-operated community service slots, which may be a combination of residential and crisis services, designed to serve persons with mental illness and at least 75 percent of these state-operated community service slots shall be residential services;

(3) by December 1, 1994, 16 service slots in other community settings; and

(4) by December 1, 1994, 25 inpatient psychiatric beds in community hospitals for adult patients who are acutely ill, particularly those under judicial commitment.

(b) By October 1, 1994, 15 inpatient acute care state-operated psychiatric beds in the Moose Lake catchment area.

(c) By July 1, 1995, the commissioner shall establish 60 beds at Brainerd regional human services center to serve persons with mental illness being relocated from the Moose Lake regional treatment center.

Subd. 4. Services for persons with traumatic brain injury. By June 30, 1994, the commissioner shall develop 15 beds at Brainerd regional human services center for persons with traumatic brain injury, including patients relocated from the Moose Lake regional treatment center.

HIST: 1947 c 491 s 1; 1951 c 10 s 2; 1965 c 45 s 27; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 21 s 41; 1989 c 282 art 6 s 24; 1991 c 292 art 6 s 42; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 7 s 35-37; 1995 c 189 s 8; 1996 c 277 s 1

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