Due to laws passed in Minnesota and North Dakota, patients under a hold order have the ability to receive treatment across state lines at a contracted facility, allowing the individual to receive treatment at a qualified facility that may be closer to the individual’s home or that is preferred for other reasons.
Prairie St. John’s is able to accept medically stable patients (with no active legal involvement) on a MN Emergency or Peace/Health Officer Hold and also able to initiate MN Holds and Commitment. This is the result of a MN Civil Commitment Contract between Prairie St. John’s and Clay County and valid throughout the state of MN. Clay County acts as a “host county” for all of Minnesota, allowing any county in Minnesota to access service at Prairie St. John’s under this agreement. Prairie will then work with the MN county of residence on the MN Hold or Commitment.
For additional information, download the Prairie St. John’s MN Hold Card.