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HF 742

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 04:46pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying provisions governing children's and parent's
mental health; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
119B.05, subdivision 1; 245.4889, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 119B.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligible participants.

Families eligible for child care assistance under
the MFIP child care program are:

(1) MFIP participants who are employed or in job search and meet the requirements of
section 119B.10;

(2) persons who are members of transition year families under section 119B.011,
subdivision 20
, and meet the requirements of section 119B.10;

(3) families who are participating in employment orientation or job search, or other
employment or training activities that are included in an approved employability development
plan under section 256J.95;

(4) MFIP families who are participating in work job search, job support, employment,
or training activities as required in their employment plan, or in appeals, hearings,
assessments, or orientations according to chapter 256J;

(5) MFIP families who are participating in social services activities under chapter 256J
as required in their employment plan approved according to chapter 256J;

(6) families who are participating in services or activities that are included in an approved
family stabilization plan under section 256J.575;

(7) families who are participating in programs as required in tribal contracts under section
119B.02, subdivision 2, or 256.01, subdivision 2;

(8) families who are participating in the transition year extension under section 119B.011,
subdivision 20a;

(9) student parents as defined under section 119B.011, subdivision 19b;deleted text begin and
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(10) student parents who turn 21 years of age and who continue to meet the other
requirements under section 119B.011, subdivision 19b. A student parent continues to be
eligible until the student parent is approved for basic sliding fee child care assistance or
until the student parent's redetermination, whichever comes first. At the student parent's
redetermination, if the student parent was not approved for basic sliding fee child care
assistance, a student parent's eligibility ends following a 15-day adverse action noticedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (11) MFIP child-only cases under section 256J.88, for up to 20 hours of child care per
week for children six years of age and younger, as recommended by the treating mental
health professional, when either the child's primary caregiver has a diagnosis of a mental
illness and is in need of intensive treatment, or the child is in need of a consistent caregiver.
new text end

Sec. 2.

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 placementnew text begin, whether or not the child is receiving case management servicesnew text end;

(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 services, including transportation for children receiving
school-linked mental health services when school is not in session;

(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;deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(17) providers to begin operations and meet program requirements when establishing a
new children's mental health program. These may be start-up grantsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (18) promoting and developing a provider's capacity to deliver multigenerational mental
health treatment and services.
new text end

(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.

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services for child care assistance under Minnesota
Statutes, section 119B.05, subdivision 1, clause (11).
new text end

new text begin (b) $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services for children's mental health grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4889, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (18), to
promote and develop the capacity of mental health providers to deliver evidence-based
multigenerational mental health treatment and services that are designed to increase
supportive and responsive caregiving for children with mental illness by parents or caregivers
with mental illness, and to conduct an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of these
interventions. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end

new text begin (c) $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services to expand early childhood mental health
consultation grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4889, subdivision 1, paragraph
(b), clause (14). Early childhood mental health consultation includes training provided by
a professional competent in early childhood mental health; regular on-site consultation for
staff serving high-risk and low-income families; and referrals to clinical services for parents
and children with mental health conditions. Of this appropriation, money shall be awarded
proportionally among current grantees based on the number of regions a grantee serves.
This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end