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SF 2299

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 04:25pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing funding for school-linked mental health
grants; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245.4889,
subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245.4889, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment and authority.

(a) The commissioner is authorized to
make grants from available appropriations to assist:

(1) counties;

(2) Indian tribes;

(3) children's collaboratives under section 124D.23 or 245.493; or

(4) mental health service providers.

(b) The following services are eligible for grants under this section:

(1) services to children with emotional disturbances as defined in section 245.4871,
subdivision 15, and their families;

(2) transition services under section 245.4875, subdivision 8, for young adults under
age 21 and their families;

(3) respite care services for children with severe emotional disturbances who are at risk
of out-of-home placement;

(4) children's mental health crisis services;

(5) mental health services for people from cultural and ethnic minorities;

(6) children's mental health screening and follow-up diagnostic assessment and treatment;

(7) services to promote and develop the capacity of providers to use evidence-based
practices in providing children's mental health services;

(8) school-linked mental health servicesdeleted text begin, including transportation for children receiving
school-linked mental health services when school is not in session
deleted text end;

(9) building evidence-based mental health intervention capacity for children birth to age
five;

(10) suicide prevention and counseling services that use text messaging statewide;

(11) mental health first aid training;

(12) training for parents, collaborative partners, and mental health providers on the
impact of adverse childhood experiences and trauma and development of an interactive
website to share information and strategies to promote resilience and prevent trauma;

(13) transition age services to develop or expand mental health treatment and supports
for adolescents and young adults 26 years of age or younger;

(14) early childhood mental health consultation;

(15) evidence-based interventions for youth at risk of developing or experiencing a first
episode of psychosis, and a public awareness campaign on the signs and symptoms of
psychosis;

(16) psychiatric consultation for primary care practitioners; and

(17) providers to begin operations and meet program requirements when establishing a
new children's mental health program. These may be start-up grants.

(c) Services under paragraph (b) must be designed to help each child to function and
remain with the child's family in the community and delivered consistent with the child's
treatment plan. Transition services to eligible young adults under this paragraph must be
designed to foster independent living in the community.

new text begin (d) As a condition of receiving grant funds, a grantee must obtain all available third-party
reimbursement sources, if applicable.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245.4889, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin School-linked mental health services grants. new text end

new text begin (a) An eligible applicant for
school-linked mental health services grants under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (8),
is an entity that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) certified under Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0750 to 9520.0870;
new text end

new text begin (2) a community mental health center under section 256B.0625, subdivision 5;
new text end

new text begin (3) an Indian health service facility or facility owned and operated by a tribe or tribal
organization operating under United States Code, title 25, section 5321;
new text end

new text begin (4) a provider of children's therapeutic services and supports as defined in section
256B.0943; or
new text end

new text begin (5) enrolled in medical assistance as a mental health or substance use disorder provider
agency and employs at least two full-time equivalent mental health professionals as defined
in section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses (1) to (6), or two alcohol and drug counselors
licensed or exempt from licensure under chapter 148F who are qualified to provide clinical
services to children and families.
new text end

new text begin (b) Allowable grant expenses include transportation for children receiving school-linked
mental health services when school is not in session, and may be used to purchase equipment,
connection charges, on-site coordination, set-up fees, and site fees in order to deliver
school-linked mental health services defined in subdivision 1a via telemedicine consistent
with section 256B.0625, subdivision 3b.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Children's school-linked mental health services grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to
the Department of Human Services for children's school-linked mental health services grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4889, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (8),
including the delivery of school-linked mental health services by telemedicine:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,120,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,120,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation is in addition to any other amount specifically appropriated for
this purpose.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grants must be used to expand services, including to school districts or counties in
which school-linked mental health services are not currently available.
new text end

new text begin (d) Up to $120,000 per year of this appropriation may be used for administrative expenses.
new text end

new text begin (e) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end