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S.F. No. 2545 - Modifying Requirements for Intensive Residential Treatment Services Provider Entities (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator Paul J. Utke
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: May 8, 2018


Section 1(256B.0622, subd. 4) modifies provider entity licensure and contract requirements for intensive residential treatment services (IRTS).  The new language strikes the requirement that the provider have a contact with the host county. Under new paragraph (c), the provider entity must specify in the application what geographic area and populations will be served, and document that the capacity or program specialties of existing programs are not sufficient to meet the service needs of the target populations. Under new paragraph (d), the provider entity must submit documentation that the provider requested a statement of need from each county or tribal authority that serves as a local mental health authority in the proposed service area. The statement of need must specify if the local authority supports the need for the program.

Section 2 (256B.0624, subd. 4) modifies crisis stabilization services standards, by exempting a residential setting that provides crisis stabilization services from the requirement that the provider entity be a county board operated entity under contract with the county board.

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