.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1708 as follows:
Page 3, after line 27, insert:
"Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 245.50, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
Subd. 5. Special contracts; bordering states.
(a) An individual who is detained,
committed, or placed on an involuntary basis under chapter 253B may be confined or
treated in a bordering state pursuant to a contract under this section. An individual who is
detained, committed, or placed on an involuntary basis under the civil law of a bordering
state may be confined or treated in Minnesota pursuant to a contract under this section. A
peace or health officer who is acting under the authority of the sending state may transport
an individual to a receiving agency that provides services pursuant to a contract under
this section and may transport the individual back to the sending state under the laws
of the sending state. Court orders valid under the law of the sending state are granted
recognition and reciprocity in the receiving state for individuals covered by a contract
under this section to the extent that the court orders relate to confinement for treatment
or care of mental illness or chemical dependency. Such treatment or care may address
other conditions that may be co-occurring with the mental illness or chemical dependency.
These court orders are not subject to legal challenge in the courts of the receiving state.
Individuals who are detained, committed, or placed under the law of a sending state and
who are transferred to a receiving state under this section continue to be in the legal
custody of the authority responsible for them under the law of the sending state. Except
in emergencies, those individuals may not be transferred, removed, or furloughed from
a receiving agency without the specific approval of the authority responsible for them
under the law of the sending state.
(b) While in the receiving state pursuant to a contract under this section, an
individual shall be subject to the sending state's laws and rules relating to length of
confinement, reexaminations, and extensions of confinement. No individual may be sent
to another state pursuant to a contract under this section until the receiving state has
enacted a law recognizing the validity and applicability of this section.
(c) If an individual receiving services pursuant to a contract under this section leaves
the receiving agency without permission and the individual is subject to involuntary
confinement under the law of the sending state, the receiving agency shall use all
reasonable means to return the individual to the receiving agency. The receiving agency
shall immediately report the absence to the sending agency. The receiving state has the
primary responsibility for, and the authority to direct, the return of these individuals
within its borders and is liable for the cost of the action to the extent that it would be
liable for costs of its own resident.
(d) Responsibility for payment for the cost of care remains with the sending agency.
(e) This subdivision also applies to county contracts under subdivision 2 which
include emergency care and treatment provided to a county resident in a bordering state.
(f) If a Minnesota resident is admitted to a facility in a bordering state under this
chapter, a physician, licensed psychologist who has a doctoral degree in psychology, or
an advance practice registered nurse certified in mental health, who is licensed in the
bordering state, may act as an examiner under sections
subject to the same requirements and limitations in section
2.19253B.02, subdivision 7
. The examiner may initiate an emergency hold under section
2.20253B.05 on a Minnesota resident who is currently a patient in a hospital under contract
2.21with a Minnesota governmental entity under section 245.50 providing the patient, in the
2.22professional opinion of the examiner, meets the criteria in section 253B.05.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly