Minnesota State Statue
Subd. 6. Child with severe emotional disturbance.
For purposes of eligibility for case management and family community support services, “child with severe emotional disturbance” means a child who has an emotional disturbance and who meets one of the following criteria:
(1) the child has been admitted within the last three years or is at risk of being admitted to inpatient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance; or
(2) the child is a Minnesota resident and is receiving inpatient treatment or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance through the interstate compact; or
(3) the child has one of the following as determined by a mental health professional:
(i) psychosis or a clinical depression; or
(ii) risk of harming self or others as a result of an emotional disturbance; or
(iii) psychopathological symptoms as a result of being a victim of physical or sexual abuse or of psychic trauma within the past year; or
(4) the child, as a result of an emotional disturbance, has significantly impaired home, school, or community functioning that has lasted at least one year or that, in the written opinion of a mental health professional, presents substantial
risk of lasting at least one year.