Mental Health Laws & Rules

Laws & Rules

The following list includes many statutes, laws, and rules governing services to children and youth with mental health needs. Please note that some of these regulate services only available to children covered by Minnesota Health Care Programs.

The Minnesota Comprehensive Children's Mental Health Act establishes basic standards for children's mental health services in Minnesota. It is primarily directed at counties, which are designated as local mental health authorities.

Publications & Resources

Transforming services and supports to better meet children’s needs

Understanding Child Traumatic Stress

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)