2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Remove Local Match Requirement for Residential Placements and Certain Foster Care Svs.

Item 285 #3s

Item 285 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Children's Services Act FY2017 $28,526,197 FY2018 $28,526,197 GF

Page 232, line 39, strike "$288,022,851" and insert "$316,549,048".
Page 232, line 39, strike "$287,078,273" and insert "$315,604,470".


(This amendment provides $28.5 million each year from the general fund  to remove the local match required in the Children's Services Act program for children placed in residential treatment centers and for certain foster care case management costs.  Currently, localities are required to pay a portion of the non-federal Medicaid match for children eligible for Medicaid reimbursed services.  This has led to the unintended consequence of placing fewer children through the local multi-disciplinary care planning process and increasing provider-based "Medicaid only" placements.  In recent years, one-third of all residential treatment placements were made without educational support funding.  This funding should result in fewer numbers of "Medicaid only" placements and increased access to federal dollars for educational expenses.)