2965.0010 STATUTORY AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE.
Minnesota Statutes, section 241.67, subdivision 1, establishes a sex offender treatment system under the administration of the commissioner of corrections to provide and finance a range of sex offender treatment programs. Minnesota Statutes, section 241.67, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), requires the commissioner of corrections to adopt rules under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14, which establish standards for sex offender treatment programs and for the certification of sex offender treatment programs in state and local correctional facilities and state-operated sex offender treatment programs not operated in state or local correctional facilities. A correctional facility may not operate a sex offender treatment program unless the program has met the standards adopted by and been certified by the commissioner of corrections.
Purpose and scope.
This chapter sets minimum sex offender treatment program standards through rules according to Minnesota Statutes, section 241.67, subdivision 2, paragraph (a). These standards apply to and provide a framework for the inspection and certification of:
residential adult sex offender treatment programs in state and local correctional facilities; and
state-operated residential adult sex offender treatment programs not operated in state and local correctional facilities.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require state-owned and state-operated adult sex offender treatment programs or the facilities in which they function to be licensed or accredited as a correctional or residential facility in order to be certified. This chapter does not apply to programs licensed under parts 9515.3000 to 9515.3110.