1st Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to health services; requiring the 1.3 commissioner of human services to develop a plan to 1.4 certify out-of-state facilities that care for children 1.5 with severe emotional disturbance. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. [PLAN TO CERTIFY OUT-OF-STATE FACILITIES THAT 1.8 CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE.] 1.9 The commissioner of human services shall develop a plan to 1.10 expand the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0945, 1.11 to allow medical assistance to reimburse counties for children's 1.12 mental health residential treatment services provided in 1.13 out-of-state facilities located in the border states of Iowa, 1.14 North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The commissioner's 1.15 plan must include a certification procedure in lieu of state 1.16 licensing for these out-of-state facilities and a method to set 1.17 rates for out-of-state care comparable to those paid for care 1.18 provided by in-state facilities. The plan, including proposed 1.19 legislation, is due to the house of representatives and senate 1.20 committees having jurisdiction over human services issues by 1.21 December 15, 2002.