language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to legislative enactments; correcting miscellaneous oversights, inconsistencies, ambiguities, unintended results, and technical errors;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 144A.351, as amended, if enacted; 171.306, subdivision 5; Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9, article 7, section 54, as amended, if enacted; Laws 2012, chapter 247, article 4, section 46, if enacted; article 6, section 2, subdivision 4, if enacted; Laws 2012, chapter 249, section 12; 2012 H.F. No. 1752, section 32, if enacted.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) If a program participant tampers with, circumvents, or bypasses a device; drives, operates, or exercises physical control over a motor vehicle not equipped with a device certified by the commissioner; violates a condition of a limited license issued under subdivision 4 and section 171.30; or violates the program guidelines of subdivision 2, the commissioner shall extend the person's revocation period under section 169A.52 or 169A.54 by:
(1) 180 days for a first violation;
(2) one year for a second violation; or
(3) 545 days for a third and each subsequent violation.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner may terminate participation in the program by any person when, in the commissioner's judgment, termination is necessary to the interests of public safety and welfare. In the event of termination, the commissioner shall not reduce the applicable revocation period under section 169A.52 or 169A.54 by the amount of time during which the person possessed a limited or restricted driver's license issued under the authority of subdivision 4.
The commissioners of health and human services, with the cooperation of counties and in consultation with stakeholders, including persons who need or are using long-term care services and supports, lead agencies, regional entities, senior, disability, and mental health organization representatives, service providers, and community members shall prepare a report to the legislature by August 15, 2013, and biennially thereafter, regarding the status of the full range of long-term care services and supports for the elderly and children and adults with disabilities and mental illnesses in Minnesota. The report shall address:
(1) demographics and need for long-term care services and supports in Minnesota;
(2) summary of county and regional reports on long-term care gaps, surpluses, imbalances, and corrective action plans;
(3) status of long-term care services and mental illnesses, housing options, and supports by county and region including:
(i) changes in availability of the range of long-term care services and housing options;
(ii) access problems, including access to the least restrictive and most integrated services and settings, regarding long-term care services; and
(iii) comparative measures of long-term care services availability, including serving people in their home areas near family, and changes over time; and
(4) recommendations regarding goals for the future of long-term care services and supports, policy and fiscal changes, and resource development and transition needs.
(a) Notwithstanding any other rate reduction in this article, if the commissioner of human services has not received federal approval before July 1, 2013, of the long-term care realignment waiver application submitted under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9, article 7, section 52, or only receives approval to implement portions of the waiver request, the commissioner shall decrease grants, allocations, reimbursement rates, individual limits, and rate limits, as applicable, by 1.67 percent effective July 1, 2013, for services rendered from July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The commissioner shall prorate the reduction in the event that only portions of the waiver request are approved and after application of the continuing care provider payment delay provision in article 6, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (f). County or tribal contracts for services specified in this section must be amended to pass through these rate reductions within 60 days of the effective date of the decrease, and must be retroactive from the effective date of the rate decrease.
(b) The rate changes described in this section must be provided to:
(1) home and community-based waivered services for persons with developmental disabilities or related conditions, including consumer-directed community supports, under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.501;
(2) home and community-based waivered services for the elderly, including consumer-directed community supports, under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0915;
(3) waivered services under community alternatives for disabled individuals, including consumer-directed community supports, under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.49;
(4) community alternative care waivered services, including consumer-directed community supports, under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.49;
(5) traumatic brain injury waivered services, including consumer-directed community supports, under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.49;
(6) nursing services and home health services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivision 6a;
(7) personal care services and qualified professional supervision of personal care services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivisions 6a and 19a;
(8) private duty nursing services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivision 7;
(9) day training and habilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions, under Minnesota Statutes, sections 252.40 to 252.46, including the additional cost of rate adjustments on day training and habilitation services, provided as a social service under Minnesota Statutes, section 256M.60; and
(10) alternative care services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0913.
(c) A managed care plan receiving state payments for the services in this section must include these decreases in their payments to providers. To implement the rate reductions in this section, capitation rates paid by the commissioner to managed care organizations under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.69, shall reflect up to a 1.67 percent reduction for the specified services for the period of July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.
The above payment rate reduction, allocation rates, and rate limits shall expire for services rendered on December 31, 2013.
By September 1, 2012, the commissioner of human services shall submit amendments to the home and community-based waiver plans consistent with the definition of home and community-based settings under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.492, including a request to allow an exception for those settings that serve persons with disabilities under a home and community-based service waiver in more than 25 percent of the units in a building as of January 1, 2012, but otherwise meet the definition under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.492.
|(a) MFIP/DWP Grants|
|Appropriations by Fund|
|(b) General Assistance Grants||-0-||(8,000)|
|(c) Minnesota Supplemental Aid Grants||-0-||152,000|
|(d) MinnesotaCare Grants||-0-||3,000|
This appropriation is from the health care access fund.
|(e) Group Residential Housing Grants||-0-||(202,000)|
|(f) Medical Assistance Grants||623,000||14,303,000|
PCA Relative Care Payment Recovery. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, and if, at the conclusion of the HealthStar Home Health, Inc et al v. Commissioner of Human Services litigation, the PCA relative rate reduction under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0659, subdivision 11, paragraph (c), is upheld, the commissioner is prohibited from recovering the difference between the 100 percent rate paid to providers and the 80 percent rate, during the period of the temporary injunction issued on October 26, 2011. This section does not prohibit the commissioner from recovering any other overpayments from providers.
Long-Term Care Realignment Waiver Conformity. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0916, subdivision 14, and upon federal approval of the long-term care realignment waiver application, essential community support grants must be made available in a manner that is consistent with the state's long-term care realignment waiver application submitted on February 13, 2012. The commissioner is authorized to use increased federal matching funds resulting from approval of the long-term care realignment waiver as necessary to meet the fiscal year 2013 demand for essential community support grants administered in a manner that is consistent with the terms and conditions of the long-term care realignment waiver, and that amount of federal funds is appropriated to the commissioner for this purpose.
Continuing Care Provider Payment Delay. The commissioner of human services shall delay the last payment or payments in fiscal year 2013 to providers listed in Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 256B.5012, subdivision 13, and Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9, article 7, section 54, paragraph (b), by up to $20,688,000. In calculating the actual payment amounts to be delayed, the commissioner must reduce the $20,688,000 amount by any cash basis state share savings to be realized in fiscal year 2013 from implementing the long-term care realignment waiver before July 1, 2013. The commissioner shall make the delayed payments in July 2013. Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this article, this provision expires on August 1, 2013.
Critical Access Nursing Facilities Designation. $500,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 for critical access nursing facilities under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.441, subdivision 63. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.
(b) "Made in Minnesota" means the manufacture in this state of:
(i) components of a solar thermal system certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation; or
(ii) solar photovoltaic modules that:
(1) are manufactured at a manufacturing facility in Minnesota that is registered and authorized to manufacture those solar photovoltaic modules by Underwriters Laboratory, CSA International, Intertek, or an equivalent independent testing agency;
(2) bear certification marks from Underwriters Laboratory, CSA International, Intertek, or an equivalent independent testing agency; and
(3) meet the requirements of section 116C.7791, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (5), and (6).
For the purposes of clause (ii), "manufactured" has the meaning given in section 116C.7791, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clauses (1) and (2).
(c) "Major renovation" means a substantial addition to an existing building, or a substantial change to the interior configuration or the energy system of an existing building.
(d) "Solar energy system" means solar photovoltaic modules alone or installed in conjunction with a solar thermal system.
(e) "Solar photovoltaic module" has the meaning given in section 116C.7791, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
(f) "Solar thermal system" has the meaning given "qualifying solar thermal project" in section 216B.2411, subdivision 2, paragraph (e).
(g) "State building" means a building whose construction or renovation is paid wholly or in part by the state from the bond proceeds fund.
(a) As provided in paragraphs (b) to (e), a project for the construction or major renovation of a state building, after the completion of a cost-benefit analysis, may include installation of "Made in Minnesota" solar energy systems of 40 kilowatts capacity on, adjacent, or in proximity to the state building.
(b) The capacity of a solar system must be less than 40 kilowatts to the extent necessary to match the electrical load of the building or to the extent necessary to keep the costs for the installation below the five percent maximum set by paragraph (c).
(c) The cost of the solar system must not exceed five percent of the appropriations from the bond proceeds fund for the construction or renovation of the state building. Purchase and installation of a solar thermal system may account for no more than 25 percent of the cost of a solar system installation.
(d) The commissioner may exempt a major renovation of a state building from the requirements of this section if the commissioner finds that the structural soundness or other physical condition of the state building to be renovated makes the installation of a solar energy system infeasible.
(e) The commissioner may exempt appropriations for construction or major renovation of a state building authorized before June 30, 2012, from the requirements of this section if the commissioner determines that the installation of a solar energy system would require the redesign of program space or major building systems, but in no event shall more than 20 percent of the applicable projects be exempted under this paragraph.
(f) A project subject to this section is ineligible to receive a rebate for the installation of a solar energy system under section 116C.7791 or from any utility.
Sections 1 to 10 are effective July 1, 2013.
Presented to the governor May 11, 2012
Signed by the governor May 14, 2012, 2:59 p.m.