(a) "Vulnerable children and adults services" means services provided or arranged for by county boards for vulnerable children under chapter 260C, and sections 626.556 and 626.5561, and adults under section 626.557 who experience dependency, abuse, or neglect, as well as services for family members to support those individuals. These services may be provided by professionals or nonprofessionals, including the person's natural supports in the community. For the purpose of this chapter, "vulnerable children" means children and adolescents.
(b) Vulnerable children and adults services do not include services under the public assistance programs known as the Minnesota family investment program, Minnesota supplemental aid, medical assistance, general assistance, MinnesotaCare, or community health services.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
"County board" means the board of county commissioners in each county.