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SF 3677

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; expanding eligibility for the chemical dependency
treatment fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 254B.04, subdivision
1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 254B.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility.

(a) Persons eligible for benefits under Code of Federal
Regulations, title 25, part 20, persons eligible for medical assistance benefits under
sections 256B.055, 256B.056, and 256B.057, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, and 6, or who meet
the income standards of section 256B.056, subdivision 4, deleted text beginanddeleted text end persons eligible for general
assistance medical care under section 256D.03, subdivision 3, new text beginand persons whose income
is at or below 165 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
new text endare entitled to chemical
dependency fund services. State money appropriated for this paragraph must be placed in
a separate account established for this purpose.

Persons with dependent children who are determined to be in need of chemical
dependency treatment pursuant to an assessment under section 626.556, subdivision 10, or
a case plan under section 260C.201, subdivision 6, or 260C.212, shall be assisted by the
local agency to access needed treatment services. Treatment services must be appropriate
for the individual or family, which may include long-term care treatment or treatment in a
facility that allows the dependent children to stay in the treatment facility. The county
shall pay for out-of-home placement costs, if applicable.

(b) A person not entitled to services under paragraph (a), but with family income
that is less than 215 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for the applicable family
size, shall be eligible to receive chemical dependency fund services within the limit
of funds appropriated for this group for the fiscal year. If notified by the state agency
of limited funds, a county must give preferential treatment to persons with dependent
children who are in need of chemical dependency treatment pursuant to an assessment
under section 626.556, subdivision 10, or a case plan under section 260C.201, subdivision
6
, or 260C.212. A county may spend money from its own sources to serve persons under
this paragraph. State money appropriated for this paragraph must be placed in a separate
account established for this purpose.

(c) Persons whose income is between 215 percent and 412 percent of the federal
poverty guidelines for the applicable family size shall be eligible for chemical dependency
services on a sliding fee basis, within the limit of funds appropriated for this group for the
fiscal year. Persons eligible under this paragraph must contribute to the cost of services
according to the sliding fee scale established under subdivision 3. A county may spend
money from its own sources to provide services to persons under this paragraph. State
money appropriated for this paragraph must be placed in a separate account established
for this purpose.