Mental health laws and rules

Minnesota statutes/law

The Minnesota Comprehensive Adult Mental Health Act establishes basic standards for adult mental health services in Minnesota. It is primarily directed at counties, which are designated as local mental health authorities. Click here to see the mission statement.

Minnesota rule

Rule 29 establishes standards for community mental health centers and clinics in Minnesota. Compliance with this rule is required for certain categories of Medical Assistance payments and for certain types of private insurance reimbursement. Each section of the rule is listed below and can be accessed by clicking on the rule number.

Rule 36 establishes standards for adult mental health residential facilities in Minnesota. Compliance with this rule is required for facilities that provide residential mental health treatment for more than four adults. Each section of the rule is listed below and can be accessed by clicking on the rule number.

Intensive Residential Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (IRTS) The primary purpose of this standard variance is to describe the licensing requirements that providers seeking Medical Assistance (MA) reimbursement must adhere to in the provision of Intensive Residential Rehabilitative Mental Health Services and Residential Crisis Stabilization Service. These requirements reflect the merging of current Rule 36 (Minnesota Rules 9520.0500 to 9520.0690) and the legislation which allowed for Intensive Residential Rehabilitative Mental Health Services and Residential Crisis Stabilization Services (M.S. 256B.0622 and 256B.0624 respectively). Please note that additional regulatory and procedural requirements may apply (e.g. provider enrollment, recipient eligibility, billing, etc.) and are contained in the Medical Assistance Provider Manual.

Rule 47 is the state rule that governs Minnesota health care programs reimbursement for outpatient mental health services. Each section of the rule is listed below and can be accessed by clicking on the rule number.

Rule 79 establishes standards for mental health case management in Minnesota. These standards apply to case managers who are employed by the county or under contract with a county. Each section of the rule is listed below and can be accessed by clicking on the rule number.

Note additional standards for mental health case management are contained in the Mental Health Act:

Additional statutes related to mental health treatment services:


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