477A.0123 Reimbursement of county for certain out-of-home placement.
Subdivision 1. Aid payments. (a) In calendar year 2004 and thereafter, the commissioner of revenue shall reimburse each county for a portion of the nonfederal share of the cost of out-of-home placement provided the commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioner of corrections, certifies to the commissioner of revenue that accurate data is available to make the aid determination under this section. The amount of reimbursement is a percent of the county's average nonfederal share of the cost for out-of-home placement for the most recent three calendar years for which data is available. The commissioner shall pay the aid under the schedule used for local government aid payments under section 477A.015.
(b) For aids payable in calendar year 2004, the percent of reimbursement in paragraph (a) shall be equal to the maximum percentage possible, up to 30 percent, that does not cause the payment to any county in the seven county metropolitan area to exceed the difference between (1) the amount of aid calculated for the county in calendar year 2004 under section 273.1398, subdivision 2, including any addition determined under section 477A.07, and (2) the amount of any aid reductions for the state takeover of courts contained in Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 5, article 5. For aids payable in 2005 and thereafter, the percent of reimbursement under paragraph (a) shall be equal to the percent of reimbursement determined for calendar year 2004, adjusted so that the total payments under this section do not exceed the appropriation under section 477A.03, subdivision 2, paragraph (e).
(c) For purposes of this section, "out-of-home placement" means the placement of a child in a child caring institution or shelter licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0905 to 9545.1125, in a group home licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.1400 to 9545.1480, in family foster care or group family foster care licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0010 to 9545.0260, or a correctional facility pursuant to a court order under which a county social services agency or a county correctional agency has been assigned responsibility for the placement.
Subd. 2. Determination of nonfederal share of costs. (a) By January 1, 2002, each county shall report the following information to the commissioners of human services and corrections, the separate amounts paid out of its social service agency budget and its corrections budget for out-of-home placement in calendar years 1998, 1999, and 2000, along with the number of case days associated with the expenditures from each budget. By March 15, 2002, the commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioner of corrections, shall certify to the commissioner of revenue and to the legislative committees responsible for local government aids and out-of-home placement funding, whether the data reported under this subdivision accurately reflects total expenditures by counties for out-of-home placement costs.
(b) By January 1 of calendar year 2003 and thereafter, each county shall report to the commissioners of human services and corrections the separate amounts paid out of its social service agency budget and its corrections budget for out-of-home placement in the calendar year two years before the current calendar year along with the number of case days associated with the expenditures from each budget.
(c) Until either the commissioner of human services or corrections develops another mechanism for collecting and verifying data on out-of-home placements, and the legislature authorizes the use of that data, the data collected under this subdivision shall be used to calculate payments under subdivision 1. The commissioner of human services shall certify the information to the commissioner of revenue by July 1 of the year prior to the aid payment.
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