2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Peace
Non-Educational Placements in Day or Residential Facilities (language only)

Item 132 #3h

Item 132 #3h

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 103, after line 5, insert:

"E. The Department of Education shall work with the State Executive Council of the Office of Children's Services to ensure that funding in Item 285, of this Act, is sufficient to pay for the educational services of students that have been placed in or admitted to state or privately operated psychiatric or residential treatment facilities to meet the educational needs of the students as prescribed in the student's Individual Educational Plan (IEP), or as prescribed by a clinical diagnosis for non-educational reasons and authorized through Medicaid.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall provide technical assistance as necessary to facilitate a method of payment for these services.  This policy shall be in effect by July 1, 2017."


(This language amendment is self-explanatory.)