2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
CSA Financial Incentives Implementation Work Group (language only)

Item 283 #9h

Item 283 #9h

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

Page 253, line 40, after "locality", insert:
"The Secretary shall establish an Implementation Work Group to prepare guidelines that shall be in place by July 1, 2009.  The Implementation Work Group shall include representatives from the Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Municipal League, Virginia League of Social Services Executives, Virginia Association of Community Service Boards, and the Virginia Coalition of Private Providers.  The materials related to or used in by the Implementation Work Group shall be considered public documents under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and not covered under the exemption for Governor’s working papers."  
Page 253, strike lines 44 through 56.
Page 254, strike line 1.

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish an implementation team to oversee guidelines on a system of financial incentives to localities to use community-based services in lieu of residential services for children in CSA. Language in the introduced budget raised the state share of funding in CSA for community-based services and lowered the state share of funding for residential services as an incentive to promote a system of community based care for children in CSA. This amendment strikes language in the introduced budget which would have made changes to the state share of funding for community-based and residential services, but retains language increasing the state share of funding for foster care services.)