2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Study of Custody Relinquishment To Receive CSA Services (language only)

Item 299 #1s

Item 299 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families

Page 231, after line 50, insert:
"F.  The State Executive Council for the Comprehensive Services Act shall investigate the reasons leading to the practice of parents relinquishing custody of their children solely to obtain necessary and appropriate mental health services.  The State Executive Council shall recommend policy options, including legislative action if appropriate, for abolishing this practice while continuing to make the services available and accessible to the children, and report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and to the Chairman of the Joint Commission on Health Care, by November 1, 2004."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)