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SF 2539

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 01:58pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to vocational rehabilitation; requiring licensed home and community-based
services providers to receive payments for vocational rehabilitation services;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [268A.061] HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Home and community-based provider eligibility for
payments.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 3300.5060, subparts 14 to 16, the
commissioner shall make payments for job-related services, vocational adjustment training,
and vocational evaluation services to any home and community-based services provider
licensed as an intensive support services provider under chapter 245D with whom the
commissioner has signed a limited-use vendor operating agreement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Limited-use agreements with home and community-based providers. new text end

new text begin A
limited-use vendor operating agreement under this section may not limit the dollar amount
the provider may receive annually. The limited-use vendor operating agreement available
under this section must specify at a minimum that payments under the agreement are limited
to vocational rehabilitation services provided to individuals to whom the provider has
previously provided day services as described under section 245D.03, paragraph (c), clause
(4), or any of the employment services described under section 245D.03, paragraph (c),
clauses (5) to (7).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Required limited-use agreements. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must enter into a
limited-use vendor operating agreement that meets at least the minimal requirements of
subdivision 2 with a provider eligible under subdivision 1 if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the home and community-based provider is not a current vocational rehabilitation
services provider;
new text end

new text begin (2) each individual to be served under the limited-use vendor operating agreement was
receiving day or employment services from the provider immediately prior to the provider
serving the individual under the terms of the agreement; and
new text end

new text begin (3) each individual to be served under the limited-use vendor operating agreement has
made an informed choice to remain with the provider.
new text end