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611A.31 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

For the purposes of sections 611A.31 to 611A.35, the following terms have the meanings given.

Subd. 2.Battered woman.

"Battered woman" means a woman who is being or has been victimized by domestic abuse as defined in section 518B.01, subdivision 2.

Subd. 3.Emergency shelter services.

"Emergency shelter services" include, but are not limited to, secure crisis shelters for battered women and housing networks for battered women.

Subd. 4.Support services.

"Support services" include, but are not limited to, advocacy services, legal services, counseling services, transportation services, child care services, and 24 hour information and referral services.

Subd. 5.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Corrections or a designee.