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Subdivision 1.Obtaining informed consent for services.

The provider shall obtain informed consent from the client before initiating services. The informed consent must be in writing, signed by the client, and include the following, at a minimum:

(1) authorization for the provider to engage in an activity which directly affects the client;

(2) the goals, purposes, and procedures of the proposed services;

(3) the factors that may impact the duration of the service;

(4) the applicable fee schedule;

(5) the limits to the client's privacy, including but not limited to the provider's duty to warn pursuant to section 148F.13, subdivision 2;

(6) the provider's responsibilities if the client terminates the service;

(7) the significant risks and benefits of the service, including whether the service may affect the client's legal or other interests;

(8) the provider's responsibilities under section 148F.125, subdivision 3, if the proposed service, method, or procedure is of an experimental, emerging, or innovative nature; and

(9) if applicable, information that the provider is developing competence in the proposed service, method, or procedure, and alternatives to the proposed service, if any.

Subd. 2.Updating informed consent.

If there is a substantial change in the nature or purpose of a service, the provider must obtain a new informed consent from the client.

Subd. 3.Emergency or crisis services.

Informed consent is not required when a provider is providing emergency or crisis services. If services continue after the emergency or crisis has abated, informed consent must be obtained.

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