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HF 921

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/15/2017 12:36pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying treatment of vacant beds for the purposes
of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days; requiring
reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
256B.5012, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.5012, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Therapeutic leave days. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0415,
subpart 7, a vacant bed in an intermediate care facility for persons with developmental
disabilities shall be counted as a reserved bed when determining occupancy rates and
eligibility for payment of a therapeutic leave day.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES
REFORM WAIVER CONSOLIDATION.
new text end

new text begin $72,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $105,000 in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services to conduct a study on consolidating
the four disability home and community-based services waivers into one program. The
unencumbered balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
Based on the finding of the consolidation study, the commissioner of human services shall
submit recommendations for the consolidation of the four home and community-based
services waivers into one program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services by January 15,
2019.
new text end