2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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CSA Improvement Plan (language only)

Item 298 #3c

Item 298 #3c

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 228, after line 50, insert:
“C.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in cooperation with state and local agencies, public and private service providers, and child advocates, shall develop and promptly implement a plan for improving services and containing costs in the treatment and care of children under the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families.  The plan shall include (i) methods for evaluating and monitoring the quality, appropriate level, and outcomes of care; (ii) strategies for increasing collection of federal reimbursement; (iii) assessment and development of negotiated statewide contracts for services purchased by state and local agencies; (iv) revised allocation methodologies, reimbursement procedures, and cost-sharing formulas for localities, if necessary; (v) coordinated collection of information among state agencies; (vi) a review of the organization and management structure; and (vii) projections of caseloads, service needs, and costs.  Service, funding, or management actions requiring statutory or appropriations revisions shall be recommended to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 15, 2002.”

(This amendment requires improvements in implementation of the Comprehensive Services Act.)