as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:41am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/11/2009|
A bill for an act
relating to early education; modifying the child care assistance program;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 119B.13,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 119B.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) Beginning July 1, deleted text begin2006deleted text endnew text beginnew text end, the maximum
rate paid for child care assistance in any county or multicounty region under the child care
fund shall be thenew text beginnew text end rate for like-care arrangements in the county deleted text begineffective
January 1, 2006, increased by six percentdeleted text end.new text beginnew text end
(b) Rate changes shall be implemented for services provided in September deleted text begin2006deleted text endnew text beginnew text end unless a participant eligibility redetermination or a new provider agreement is
completed between July 1, deleted text begin2006deleted text endnew text beginnew text end, and August 31, deleted text begin2006deleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
As necessary, appropriate notice of adverse action must be made according to
Minnesota Rules, part 3400.0185, subparts 3 and 4.
New cases approved on or after July 1, deleted text begin2006deleted text endnew text beginnew text end, shall have the maximum rates
under paragraph (a), implemented immediately.
(c) Every year, the commissioner shall survey rates charged by child care providers in
Minnesota to determine the 75th percentile for like-care arrangements in counties. When
the commissioner determines that, using the commissioner's established protocol, the
number of providers responding to the survey is too small to determine the 75th percentile
rate for like-care arrangements in a county or multicounty region, the commissioner may
establish the 75th percentile maximum rate based on like-care arrangements in a county,
region, or category that the commissioner deems to be similar.
(d) A rate which includes a special needs rate paid under subdivision 3 or under a
school readiness service agreement paid under section 119B.231, may be in excess of the
maximum rate allowed under this subdivision.
(e) The department shall monitor the effect of this paragraph on provider rates. The
county shall pay the provider's full charges for every child in care up to the maximum
established. The commissioner shall determine the maximum rate for each type of care on
an hourly, full-day, and weekly basis, including special needs and disability care.
(f) When the provider charge is greater than the maximum provider rate allowed,
the parent is responsible for payment of the difference in the rates in addition to any
family co-payment fee.
(g) All maximum provider rates changes shall be implemented on the Monday
following the effective date of the maximum provider rate.
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