2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Floor Approved)

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SEC Workgroup on Education Costs for Children in Psych. or Residential Trmt. Facilities (language only)

Item 279 #2h

Item 279 #2h

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

Page 243, after line 12, insert:
"N.  The State Executive Council shall convene a work group to examine options and make recommendations for funding the educational costs for students whose placement in or admittance to state or privately operated psychiatric or residential treatment facilities for non-educational reasons has been authorized by Medicaid.  The work group shall include representatives of the Office of Comprehensive Services, the Department of Education, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, local school divisions, and  public and private service providers.  The State Executive Council shall report on its recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committee by December 1, 2015."

(This amendment requires the State Executive Council to convene a work group and make recommendations concerning how to meet the education costs for students who have been admitted to or placed in psychiatric or residential treatment facilities as authorized by the Medicaid program. Currently, education costs are borne by the facilities rather than the local school divisions or the state. These costs are not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.)