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HF 1063

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/31/2016 04:54pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/19/2015
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/19/2015
2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/26/2015

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A bill for an act
relating to mental health; providing for training and outreach regarding mental
health peer specialists; establishing medical assistance coverage for clubhouse
program services; requiring a report; appropriating money for intensive
community rehabilitation services, suicide prevention, intensive treatment
for adolescents and young adults, and housing for individuals with mental
illness; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 256B.0615, by adding a
subdivision; 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.0615, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Commissioner's duties related to peer specialist training and outreach.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall collaborate with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
system to identify coursework to fulfill the peer specialist training requirements. In
addition, the commissioner shall provide outreach to community mental health providers
to increase their knowledge on how peer specialists can be utilized, best practices on
hiring peer specialists, how peer specialist activities can be billed, and the benefits of
hiring peer specialists.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256B.0625, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 64. new text end

new text begin Clubhouse program services for persons with mental illness.
new text end

new text begin Effective July 1, 2015, or upon federal approval, whichever is later, medical assistance
covers clubhouse program services that are provided by a program provider accredited
by Clubhouse International. Clubhouse is a program for persons with serious mental
illness that provides services that are structured and community-based in a psychosocial
rehabilitation setting and that include skill building, mental health management, and
community supports to improve the potential for persons with serious mental illness to
establish and maintain social relationships and to obtain housing and occupational and
educational achievements.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPORT ON INTENSIVE COMMUNITY REHABILITATION
SERVICES (ICRS).
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall provide a report with recommendations
about the intensive community rehabilitation services program and options for sustainable
funding modes. The report shall specifically:
new text end

new text begin (1) analyze how the intensive community rehabilitation services program provides
needed services and supports that are not part of other mental health services already
covered by medical assistance;
new text end

new text begin (2) identify similar program models that are used in other states that fill similar
service gaps and how they are funded;
new text end

new text begin (3) analyze how the intensive community rehabilitation services model differs
between rural and metro areas;
new text end

new text begin (4) make recommendations for expanding the services; and
new text end

new text begin (5) analyze potential sources for sustainable funding, including inclusion as a
medical assistance benefit.
new text end

new text begin Stakeholders will be included in the development of this report. The report is due to the
chairs of the committees with jurisdiction over health and human services finance by
January 15, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; INTENSIVE COMMUNITY REHABILITATION
SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin $1,200,000 per year is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 for the continuation of the intensive
community rehabilitation services program. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; TEXT MESSAGE SUICIDE PREVENTION
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services to expand the statewide text
message suicide prevention program and to fund training within schools and communities
to encourage the use of the program.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR ADOLESCENT AND
YOUNG ADULT INTENSIVE TREATMENT AND SUPPORTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services to fund special projects to
provide intensive treatment and supports to adolescents and young adults 26 years of age
or younger who are experiencing their first psychotic or manic episode. Intensive treatment
and supports includes medication management, psychoeducation for the individual and
family, care coordination, employment supports, education supports, cognitive behavioral
approaches, cognitive remediation, social skills training, peer support, crisis planning, and
stress management. The special projects must utilize all available funding streams.
new text end

new text begin (b) $100,000 in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of human services to fund a project to conduct outreach, training, and
guidance to mental health and health care professionals, including postsecondary
health clinics, on early psychosis symptoms, screening tools, and best practices. This
appropriation is available until expended.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SERVICES FOR
ADULTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
new text end

new text begin $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for adult mental health
grants to increase the availability of a range of housing options with supports for persons
with serious mental illness.
new text end