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SF 1065

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing an exception to budget methodology for
persons leaving institutions and crisis residential settings; modifying
consumer-directed community supports budget methodology; requiring reports;
amending Laws 2015, chapter 71, article 7, section 54; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B.

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

Section 1.

[256B.4915] EXCEPTION TO THE BUDGET METHODOLOGY FOR
PERSONS LEAVING INSTITUTIONS AND CRISIS RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS.

(a) By September 30, 2017, the commissioner shall establish an institutional and crisis
bed consumer-directed community supports budget exception process as described in the
home and community-based services waivers under sections 256B.092 and 256B.49. This
budget exception process shall be available for any individual who:

(1) is not offered available and appropriate services within 60 days since approval for
discharge from the individual's current institutional setting; or

(2) requires services that are more expensive than appropriate less-restrictive services
using the consumer-directed community supports option.

(b) Institutional settings for purposes of this exception include intermediate care facilities
for persons with developmental disabilities; nursing facilities; acute care hospitals; Anoka
Metro Regional Treatment Center; Minnesota Security Hospital; and crisis beds. The budget
exception shall be limited to no more than the amount of appropriate less-restrictive available
services determined by the lead agency managing the individual's home and community-based
services waiver. The lead agency shall notify the Department of Human Services of the
budget exception.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2015, chapter 71, article 7, section 54, is amended to read:


Sec. 54. EXPANSION OF CONSUMER-DIRECTED COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
BUDGET METHODOLOGY EXCEPTION.

(a) No later than September 30, 2015 2017, if necessary, the commissioner of human
services shall submit an amendment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for
the home and community-based services waivers authorized under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 256B.092 and 256B.49, to establish an expand the 2015 exception to the
consumer-directed community supports budget methodology to provide up to 20 30 percent
more funds for both:

(1) consumer-directed community supports participants who have graduated from high
school and
have a coordinated service and support plan which identifies the need for more
services under consumer-directed community supports, either prior to graduation or in order
to increase the amount of time a person works or to improve their employment opportunities,

an increased amount of services or supports under consumer-directed community supports

than the amount they are eligible to receive currently receiving under the current
consumer-directed community supports budget methodology; and :

(i) to increase the amount of time a person works or otherwise improves employment
opportunities;

(ii) to plan a transition to, move to, or live in a setting as described in Minnesota Statutes,
section 256D.44, subdivision 5, paragraph (f), clause (1), item (ii), or (g); or

(iii) to develop and implement a positive behavior support plan;

(2) home and community-based waiver participants who are currently using licensed
services providers for employment supports or services during the day or residential services,
either of
which cost more annually than the person would spend under a consumer-directed
community supports plan for individualized employment supports or services during the
day
any or all of the supports needed to meet the goals identified in paragraph (a), clause
(1)
.

(b) The exception under paragraph (a) is limited to those persons who can demonstrate
either that they will have to leave discontinue using consumer-directed community supports
and use accept other non-self-directed waiver services because their need for day or
employment
supports needed for the goals described in paragraph (a), clause (1), cannot be
met within the consumer-directed community supports budget limits or they will move to
consumer-directed community supports and their services will cost less than services
currently being used
.

(c) The exception under paragraph (a), clause (2), is limited to those persons who can
demonstrate that, upon choosing to become a consumer-directed community support
participant, the total cost of services, including the exception, will be less than the cost of
current waiver services.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

The exception under this section is effective October 1, 2017, or
upon federal approval, whichever is later. The commissioner of human services shall notify
the revisor of statutes when federal approval is obtained.

Sec. 3. CONSUMER-DIRECTED COMMUNITY SUPPORTS REVISED BUDGET
METHODOLOGY REPORT.

(a) The commissioner of human services, in consultation with stakeholders and others
including representatives of lead agencies, home and community-based services waiver
participants using consumer-directed community supports, advocacy groups, state agencies,
the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, and service and
financial management providers, shall develop a revised consumer-directed community
supports budget methodology. The new methodology shall be based on (1) the costs of
providing services as reflected by the wage and other relevant components incorporated in
the disability waiver rate formulas under chapter 256B, and (2) state to county waiver-funding
methodologies. The new methodology should develop individual consumer-directed
community supports budgets comparable to those provided for similar needs individuals if
paying for non-consumer-directed community supports waiver services.

(b) By December 15, 2018, the commissioner shall report a revised consumer-directed
community supports budget methodology, including proposed legislation and funding
necessary to implement the new methodology, to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over health and
human services.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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