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SF 823

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/10/2017 09:27am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying child care assistance program maximum
reimbursement rates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 119B.13, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 119B.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Subsidy restrictions.

(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 of the 25th percentile of the deleted text begin2011deleted text endnew text begin most recent biennialnew text end child care
provider rate surveynew text begin under section 119B.02, subdivision 7,new text end or the maximum rate effective
deleted text begin November 28, 2011deleted text endnew text begin the day before the effective date of the rate changenew 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 price clusters.

(b) A rate which includes a special needs rate paid under subdivision 3 may be in excess
of the maximum rate allowed under this subdivision.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f) All maximum provider rates changes shall be implemented on the Monday following
the effective date of the maximum provider rate.

(g) Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 3400.0130, subpart 7, maximum registration
fees in effect on January 1, 2013, shall remain in effect.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 3, 2017.
new text end

new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2018 and $....... in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of human services for the purposes of the basic sliding fee child
care program under Minnesota Statutes, section 119B.03.
new text end