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245G.10 STAFF REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.Treatment director.

A license holder must have a treatment director.

Subd. 2.Alcohol and drug counselor supervisor.

A license holder must employ an alcohol and drug counselor supervisor who meets the requirements of section 245G.11, subdivision 4. An individual may be simultaneously employed as a treatment director, alcohol and drug counselor supervisor, and an alcohol and drug counselor if the individual meets the qualifications for each position. If an alcohol and drug counselor is simultaneously employed as an alcohol and drug counselor supervisor or treatment director, that individual must be considered a 0.5 full-time equivalent alcohol and drug counselor for staff requirements under subdivision 4.

Subd. 3.Responsible staff member.

A treatment director must designate a staff member who, when present in the facility, is responsible for the delivery of treatment service. A license holder must have a designated staff member during all hours of operation. A license holder providing room and board and treatment at the same site must have a responsible staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The designated staff member must know and understand the implications of this chapter and sections 245A.65, 626.556, 626.557, and 626.5572.

Subd. 4.Staff requirement.

It is the responsibility of the license holder to determine an acceptable group size based on each client's needs. Group counseling shall not exceed 16 clients. The license holder must maintain a record that documents compliance with this subdivision.

Subd. 5.Medical emergency.

When a client is present, a license holder must have at least one staff member on the premises who has a current American Red Cross standard first aid certificate or an equivalent certificate and at least one staff member on the premises who has a current American Red Cross community, American Heart Association, or equivalent CPR certificate. A single staff member with both certifications satisfies this requirement.