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HF 1043

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:20pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying certain housing support rates; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256I.05, subdivision 1c.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256I.05, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Rate increases.

An agency may not increase the rates negotiated for housing
support above those in effect on June 30, 1993, except as provided in paragraphs (a) to (f).

(a) An agency may increase the rates for room and board to the MSA equivalent rate
for those settings whose current rate is below the MSA equivalent rate.

(b) An agency may increase the rates for residents in adult foster care whose difficulty
of care has increased. The total housing support rate for these residents must not exceed the
maximum rate specified in subdivisions 1 and 1a. Agencies must not include nor increase
difficulty of care rates for adults in foster care whose difficulty of care is eligible for funding
by home and community-based waiver programs under title XIX of the Social Security Act.

(c) The room and board rates will be increased each year when the MSA equivalent rate
is adjusted for SSI cost-of-living increases by the amount of the annual SSI increase, less
the amount of the increase in the medical assistance personal needs allowance under section
256B.35.

(d) When housing support pays for an individual's room and board, or other costs
necessary to provide room and board, the rate payable to the residence must continue for
up to 18 calendar days per incident that the person is temporarily absent from the residence,
not to exceed 60 days in a calendar year, if the absence or absences have received the prior
approval of the county agency's social service staff. Prior approval is not required for
emergency absences due to crisis, illness, or injury.

(e) For facilities meeting substantial change criteria within the prior year. Substantial
change criteria exists if the establishment experiences a 25 percent increase or decrease in
the total number of its beds, if the net cost of capital additions or improvements is in excess
of 15 percent of the current market value of the residence, or if the residence physically
moves, or changes its licensure, and incurs a resulting increase in operation and property
costs.

(f) Until June 30, 1994, an agency may increase by up to five percent the total rate paid
for recipients of assistance under sections 256D.01 to 256D.21 or 256D.33 to 256D.54 who
reside in residences that are licensed by the commissioner of health as a boarding care home,
but are not certified for the purposes of the medical assistance program. However, an increase
under this clause must not exceed an amount equivalent to 65 percent of the 1991 medical
assistance reimbursement rate for nursing home resident class A, in the geographic grouping
in which the facility is located, as established under Minnesota Rules, parts 9549.0051 to
9549.0058.

new text begin (g) An agency may increase the rates by $100 per month for residents in settings under
sections 144D.025 and 256I.04, subdivision 2a, paragraph (b), clause (2).
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; HOMELESS YOUTH ACT.
new text end

new text begin $5,619,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $5,619,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services to provide grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 256K.45. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY SERVICES GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin $7,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $7,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services to provide emergency services
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.36. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; HOUSING SUPPORTS FOR PERSONS WITH
SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services to provide adult mental health
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4661, subdivision 9, paragraph (a), clause (2),
to support increased availability of housing options with supports for adults with serious
mental illness. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; LONG-TERM HOMELESS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin $900,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $900,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services to provide integrated services needed
to stabilize individuals, families, and youth living in supportive housing under Minnesota
Statutes, section 256K.26. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end