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254B.01 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.

[Repealed, 2014 c 262 art 3 s 18]

Subd. 2.American Indian.

For purposes of services provided under section 254B.09, subdivision 8, "American Indian" means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe, and the commissioner shall use the definitions of "Indian" and "Indian tribe" and "Indian organization" provided in Public Law 93-638. For purposes of services provided under section 254B.09, subdivision 6, "American Indian" means a resident of federally recognized tribal lands who is recognized as an Indian person by the federally recognized tribal governing body.

Subd. 3.Substance use disorder treatment services.

"Substance use disorder treatment services" means a planned program of care for the treatment of substance misuse or substance use disorder to minimize or prevent further substance misuse by the person. Diagnostic, evaluation, prevention, referral, detoxification, and aftercare services that are not part of a program of care licensable as a residential or nonresidential substance use disorder treatment program are not substance use disorder services for purposes of this section. For pregnant and postpartum women, substance use disorder services include halfway house services, aftercare services, psychological services, and case management.

Subd. 4.Commissioner.

Unless otherwise indicated, "commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.

Subd. 4a.Culturally specific or culturally responsive program.

(a) "Culturally specific or culturally responsive program" means a substance use disorder treatment service program or subprogram that is culturally responsive or culturally specific when the program attests that it:

(1) improves service quality to and outcomes of a specific community that shares a common language, racial, ethnic, or social background by advancing health equity to help eliminate health disparities;

(2) ensures effective, equitable, comprehensive, and respectful quality care services that are responsive to an individual within a specific community's values, beliefs and practices, health literacy, preferred language, and other communication needs; and

(3) is compliant with the national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services or other equivalent standards, as determined by the commissioner.

(b) A tribally licensed substance use disorder program that is designated as serving a culturally specific population by the applicable tribal government is deemed to satisfy this subdivision.

(c) A program satisfies the requirements of this subdivision if it attests that the program:

(1) is designed to address the unique needs of individuals who share a common language, racial, ethnic, or social background;

(2) is governed with significant input from individuals of that specific background; and

(3) employs individuals to provide treatment services, at least 50 percent of whom are members of the specific community being served.

[See Note.]

Subd. 4b.Disability responsive program.

"Disability responsive program" means a program that:

(1) is designed to serve individuals with disabilities, including individuals with traumatic brain injuries, developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and physical disabilities; and

(2) employs individuals to provide treatment services who have the necessary professional training, as approved by the commissioner, to serve individuals with the specific disabilities that the program is designed to serve.

[See Note.]

Subd. 5.Local agency.

"Local agency" means the agency designated by a board of county commissioners, a local social services agency, or a human services board to make placements and submit state invoices according to Laws 1986, chapter 394, sections 8 to 20.

Subd. 6.Local money.

"Local money" means county levies, federal social services money, or other money that may be spent at county discretion to provide chemical dependency services eligible for payment according to Laws 1986, chapter 394, sections 8 to 20.

Subd. 7.

[Repealed, 2011 c 86 s 23]

Subd. 8.Recovery community organization.

"Recovery community organization" means an independent organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. A recovery community organization mobilizes resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Recovery community organizations provide peer-based recovery support activities such as training of recovery peers. Recovery community organizations provide mentorship and ongoing support to individuals dealing with a substance use disorder and connect them with the resources that can support each person's recovery. A recovery community organization also promotes a recovery-focused orientation in community education and outreach programming, and organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities to foster healthy communities and reduce the stigma of substance use disorder.

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 4a by Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 11, section 9, is effective January 1, 2022, or upon federal approval, whichever is later. The commissioner shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal approval is obtained. Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 11, section 9, the effective date.

NOTE: Subdivision 4b, as added by Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 11, section 10, is effective January 1, 2022, or upon federal approval, whichever is later. The commissioner shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal approval is obtained. Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 7, article 11, section 10, the effective date.

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