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HF 3215

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/17/2022 05:24pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; providing for community mental health programs
workforce relief emergency grants; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
WORKFORCE RELIEF EMERGENCY GRANTS.
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new text begin (a) $62,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the American Rescue Plan state
fiscal recovery federal fund to the commissioner of human services to administer emergency
grants to community mental health programs that agree to use at least 90 percent of the
grant funds for hiring and retention bonuses to hire new employees or retain existing
employees, increase employee benefits, and provide additional training and supervision.
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new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "community mental health program" means a mental
health provider, center, clinic, program, or entity that:
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new text begin (1) is operating in Minnesota and is:
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new text begin (i) eligible for a rate increase under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.763;
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new text begin (ii) providing day treatment programs for children or adults; or
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new text begin (iii) serving children with an emotional disorder or adults with mental illness under
Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.011 or 256B.0671, including through assertive community
treatment, intensive residential treatment services, adult rehabilitative mental health services,
crisis services, children's therapeutic services and supports, children's residential services,
psychiatric residential treatment facilities, outpatient mental health treatment provided by
mental health professionals, community mental health center services, certified community
behavioral health clinics, intensive mental health outpatient treatment, day treatment and
treatment foster care, or targeted case management;
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new text begin (2) demonstrates to the commissioner that at least 30 percent of the community mental
health program's clients are:
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new text begin (i) uninsured; or
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new text begin (ii) enrolled in medical assistance or MinnesotaCare;
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new text begin (3) is not providing hospital inpatient services;
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new text begin (4) is not providing hospital outpatient services; and
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new text begin (5) is not receiving a grant under United States Code, title 42, section 254b.
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new text begin (c) Grant funds must be:
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new text begin (1) distributed through advanced payments as a lump sum via a gross adjustment through
the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS); and
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new text begin (2) allocated across community mental health programs in proportion to their mental
health Medicaid and MinnesotaCare utilization as of June 30, 2021.
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new text begin (d) Up to $100,000 may be used by the commissioner for administrative costs.
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new text begin (e) Grantees must provide documentation of the use of grant funds through an attestation
form developed by the commissioner and may be subject to postgrant activity audit review
by the commissioner.
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