The commissioner of human services shall develop a vocational work program for persons admitted to the Minnesota sex offender program. The vocational work program is an extension of therapeutic treatment in order for civilly committed sex offenders to learn valuable work skills and work habits while contributing to their cost of care. The vocational work program may include work maintaining the center or work that is brought to the center by an outside source. The earnings generated from the vocational work program must be deposited into the account created in subdivision 2.
A vocational work program account is created in the state treasury. Money collected by the commissioner of human services for the program under this section must be deposited in this account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of this section.
The commissioner has the authority to collect money resulting from the vocational work program for reinvestment within the program.