as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/17/2016 02:34pm
|Introduction||Posted on 03/17/2016|
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying child care assistance program
reimbursement rates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 119B.13,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 119B.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) deleted text beginBeginning February 3, 2014,deleted text end The
maximum rate paid for child care assistance in any county or county price cluster under
the child care fund shall be the greater ofnew text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text end the 25th percentile of the deleted text begin2011deleted text endnew text beginnew text end child care provider rate survey deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text end the maximum rate effective November 28, 2011deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text beginnew text end
new text begin new text end
new text beginnew text end The commissioner may: (1) assign a county with no reported provider prices
to a similar price cluster; and (2) consider county level access when determining final
deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A rate which includes a special needs rate paid under subdivision 3 may be in
excess of the maximum rate allowed under this subdivision.
deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end 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. The
maximum payment to a provider for one day of care must not exceed the daily rate. The
maximum payment to a provider for one week of care must not exceed the weekly rate.
deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end Child care providers receiving reimbursement under this chapter must not
be paid activity fees or an additional amount above the maximum rates for care provided
during nonstandard hours for families receiving assistance.
deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end 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.
deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end All maximum provider rates changes shall be implemented on the Monday
following the effective date of the maximum provider rate.
deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 3400.0130, subpart 7, maximum
registration fees in effect on January 1, 2013, shall remain in effect.