Minnesota Administrative Rules
Agency 121 - Corrections Department
Chapter 2955 - JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT
Part 2955.0150 - STANDARDS FOR DELIVERY OF SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT SERVICES

Universal Citation: MN Rules 2955.0150

PART 2955.0150. STANDARDS FOR DELIVERY OF SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT SERVICES

Subpart 1. Amount of treatment.

Each client must receive the amount of treatment and frequency of treatment specified in the client's individual treatment plan. At least an average of 12 hours per week of sex offender treatment must be provided to each client in the primary phases of treatment. A variable amount of sex offender treatment, but no less than an average of two hours per week, may be provided to each client in the transitional and reentry phases of treatment.

Subp. 2. Type of services.

Each client must receive the types of services specified in the client's individual treatment plan.

Subp. 3. Case management services.

The program must provide each client with case management services. These services must be documented in client files.

Subp. 4. Quality of services.

Services provided to the client must meet or exceed the quality standards for the type of service provided. Quality standards may be established by an accreditation standard or be based on the current norms for quality of a service in Minnesota.

Subp. 5. Size of group therapy and psychoeducation groups.

Group therapy sessions must not exceed ten clients per group. Psychoeducation groups must not exceed a sex offender treatment staff-to-client ratio of one-to-16.

Subp. 6. Duty to monitor services provided by providers under contract to certificate holder.

The certificate holder must monitor the amount, type, quality, and effectiveness of any service provided to a client by a provider under contract to a certificate holder to provide services to a client. If the certificate holder has reason to believe the services provided to a client by a provider under contract to a certificate holder are not provided according to the client's individual treatment plan, are not effective, or are not in compliance with this chapter, the certificate holder must inform the contractor and take action to correct the situation. If no satisfactory resolution can be achieved, the certificate holder must contract with an alternate provider as soon as possible.

Subp. 7. Length of treatment.

The length of time a client is in residential sex offender treatment shall depend upon the program's basic treatment protocol, the client's treatment needs as identified in the client's individual treatment plan, and the client's progress in achieving treatment goals. The minimum length of treatment is four months. At least two months of treatment must be provided in the residential setting of the program, after which treatment may be provided in a nonresidential setting operated by or arranged for by the program, as appropriate to the client.

(23 SR 2001)

Statutory Authority: MS s 241.67

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