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HF 2252

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/22/2012 03:56pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/15/2012

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; instructing the commissioner to develop a plan for a
residential campus for individuals with autism.

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

Section 1. new text beginINSTRUCTIONS TO THE COMMISSIONERS.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioners
of education and employment and economic development, shall develop a plan to create
a residential campus providing 24-hour supervision for individuals with a diagnosis of
autistic disorder as defined by diagnostic code 299.0 in the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). This plan must identify how the costs and
programming will be shared between the agencies so that the social, educational, sensory,
and vocational needs of the individuals served by the program will be met.
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new text begin (b) The plan must be developed no later than August 31, 2012.
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Sec. 2. new text beginINSTRUCTIONS TO THE COMMISSIONER; WAIVER REQUEST.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services shall develop a proposal to the United
States Department of Health and Human Services which shall include any necessary
waivers, state plan amendments, and any other federal authority that may be necessary to
create and fund the program in paragraph (b).
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall request authority to create and fund a residential campus
program to serve individuals to age 21 who are diagnosed with autistic disorder as defined
by diagnostic code 299.0 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
(DSM-IV), and who are able to live in a supported housing environment that provides
24-hour supervision. The program must:
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new text begin (1) provide continuous on-site supervision;
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new text begin (2) provide sensory or other therapeutic programming as appropriate for each
resident; and
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new text begin (3) incorporate independent living skills, socialization skills, and vocational skills,
as appropriate for each resident.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall submit the proposal no later than January 1, 2013.
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