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HF 1929

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2021 07:39pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/04/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying the type of services eligible for children's
mental health grants; appropriating money for first psychotic episode and first
mood disorder grant programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
245.4889, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 emotional disturbances or severe emotional
disturbances who are at risk of out-of-home placement. A child is not required to have case
management services to receive respite care services;

(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 under section 245.4901;

(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 beginand
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(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
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new text begin (18) evidence-based interventions for youth who are at risk of developing a mood disorder
or experiencing a first episode of a mood disorder and a public awareness campaign on the
signs and symptoms of mood disorders in youth.
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.

(d) As a condition of receiving grant funds, a grantee shall obtain all available third-party
reimbursement sources, if applicable.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; FIRST PSYCHOTIC EPISODE GRANT PROGRAM.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2022 and $....... in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services for grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 245.4889, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (15). This amount is added to the
base.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant money must be used to:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide intensive treatment and support for adolescents and adults experiencing or
at risk of experiencing a first psychotic episode. Intensive treatment and support includes
medication management, psychoeducation for an individual and an individual's family, case
management, employment support, education support, cognitive behavioral approaches,
social skills training, peer support, crisis planning, and stress management. Projects must
use all available funding streams;
new text end

new text begin (2) conduct outreach and provide training and guidance to mental health and health care
professionals, including postsecondary health clinics, on early psychosis symptoms, screening
tools, and best practices; and
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure access for individuals to first psychotic episode services under this section,
including ensuring access to first psychotic episode services for individuals who live in
rural areas.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant money may also be used to pay for housing or travel expenses or to address
other barriers preventing individuals and their families from participating in first psychotic
episode services.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; FIRST EPISODE MOOD DISORDER GRANT
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2022 and $....... in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of human services to fund grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 245.4889, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (18). This amount is added to the
base.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant money must be used to:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide intensive treatment and support to adolescents and adults experiencing or at
risk of experiencing the first episode of a mood disorder. Intensive treatment and support
includes medication management, psychoeducation for the individual and the individual's
family, case management, employment support, education support, cognitive behavioral
approaches, social skills training, peer support, crisis planning, and stress management.
Grant recipients must use all available funding streams;
new text end

new text begin (2) conduct outreach and provide training and guidance to mental health and health care
professionals, including postsecondary health clinics, on early symptoms of mood disorders,
screening tools, and best practices; and
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure access for individuals to first psychotic episode mood disorder services under
this section, including ensuring access to first psychotic episode mood disorder services for
individuals who live in rural areas.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant money may also be used to pay for housing or travel expenses for individuals
or to address other barriers preventing individuals and their families from participating in
first episode mood disorder services.
new text end