Terms Used In Minnesota Statutes > Chapter 245G
- Administration of medication: means providing a medication to a client, and includes the following tasks, performed in the following order:
(1) checking the client's medication record;
(2) preparing the medication for administration;
(3) administering the medication to the client;
(4) documenting the administration of the medication, or the reason for not administering a medication as prescribed; and
(5) reporting information to a licensed practitioner or a nurse regarding a problem with the administration of medication or the client's refusal to take the medication, if applicable. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Adolescent: means an individual under 18 years of age. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Adult: means an individual 18 years of age or older. See Minnesota Statutes 645.451
- Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
- Alcohol and drug counselor: has the meaning given in section 148F. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Applicant: has the meaning given in section 245A. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Capacity management system: means a database maintained by the department to compile and make information available to the public about the waiting list status and current admission capability of each opioid treatment program. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Central registry: means a database maintained by the department to collect identifying information from two or more programs about an individual applying for maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment for opioid addiction to prevent an individual's concurrent enrollment in more than one program. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Client: means an individual accepted by a license holder for assessment or treatment of a substance use disorder. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Co-occurring disorders: means a diagnosis of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Commissioner: means the commissioner of human services. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Day of service initiation: means the day the license holder begins the provision of a treatment service identified in section 245G. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Department: means the Department of Human Services. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Direct contact: has the meaning given for "direct contact" in section 245C. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Face-to-face: means two-way, real-time, interactive and visual communication between a client and a treatment service provider and includes services delivered in person or via telemedicine. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Group counseling: means a professionally led psychotherapeutic substance use disorder treatment that is delivered in an interactive group setting. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- License: has the meaning given in section 245A. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- License holder: has the meaning given in section 245A. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Licensed practitioner: means an individual who is authorized to prescribe medication as defined in section 151. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Licensed professional in private practice: means an individual who:
(1) is licensed under chapter 148F, or is exempt from licensure under that chapter but is otherwise licensed to provide alcohol and drug counseling services;
(2) practices solely within the permissible scope of the individual's license as defined in the law authorizing licensure; and
(3) does not affiliate with other licensed or unlicensed professionals to provide alcohol and drug counseling services. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Month: means a calendar month and "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; and "year" is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
- Nurse: means an individual licensed and currently registered to practice professional or practical nursing as defined in section 148. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- OTP: means a program or practitioner engaged in opioid treatment of an individual that provides dispensing of an opioid agonist treatment medication, along with a comprehensive range of medical and rehabilitative services, when clinically necessary, to an individual to alleviate the adverse medical, psychological, or physical effects of an opioid addiction. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- Paraprofessional: means an employee, agent, or independent contractor of the license holder who performs tasks to support treatment service. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- Person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
- Person-centered: means a client actively participates in the client's treatment planning of services. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Personal property: All property that is not real property.
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- staff member: means an individual who works under the direction of the license holder regardless of the individual's employment status including but not limited to an intern, consultant, individual who works part time, or individual who does not provide direct care services. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- state: extends to and includes the District of Columbia and the several territories. See Minnesota Statutes 645.44
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Student intern: means an individual who is enrolled in a program specializing in alcohol and drug counseling or mental health counseling at an accredited educational institution and is authorized by a licensing board to provide services under supervision of a licensed professional. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Substance: means alcohol, solvents, controlled substances as defined in section 152. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Substance use disorder: has the meaning given in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Substance use disorder treatment: means treatment of a substance use disorder, including the process of assessment of a client's needs, development of planned methods, including interventions or services to address a client's needs, provision of services, facilitation of services provided by other service providers, and ongoing reassessment by a qualified professional when indicated. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Target population: means individuals with a substance use disorder and the specified characteristics that a license holder proposes to serve. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Telemedicine: means the delivery of a substance use disorder treatment service while the client is at an originating site and the licensed health care provider is at a distant site as specified in section 254B. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
- Treatment director: means an individual who meets the qualifications specified in section 245G. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- Treatment week: means the seven-day period that the program identified in the program's policy and procedure manual as the day of the week that the treatment program week starts and ends for the purpose of identifying the nature and number of treatment services an individual receives weekly. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01
- verified: when used in reference to writings, means supported by oath or affirmation. See Minnesota Statutes 645.45
- Volunteer: means an individual who, under the direction of the license holder, provides services or an activity to a client without compensation. See Minnesota Statutes 245G.01