2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
CSA Statewide Contracts (language only)

Item 293 #3h

Item 293 #3h

Health and Human Resources
Children's Services Act


Page 324, after line 6, insert:

"D.  The Office of Children's Services (OCS) shall shall work with the Department of General Services to determine (i) the benefits and feasibility of statewide contracts for children's services to be used by localities in their administration of the Children's Services Act program and (ii) the types of children's services and service providers that would be included. The Office of Children's Services shall work with the Office of the Attorney General to develop contracts to be made available to all local Children's Services Act programs where beneficial and feasible."


(This amendment adds language implementing recommendation number 18 from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report, Review of the Children's Services Act and Private Special Education Day School Costs. The JLARC review found that the decentralized approach to provider contracting is inefficient and costly. Further, smaller locatities cannot effectively negotiate service rates with providers.)