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125A.80 UNIFORM BILLING SYSTEM FOR THE EDUCATION COSTS OF OUT-OF-HOME PLACED STUDENTS.

The commissioner, in cooperation with the commissioners of human services and corrections and with input from appropriate billing system users, shall develop and implement a uniform billing system for school districts and other agencies, including private providers, who provide the educational services for students who are placed out of the home. The uniform billing system must:

(1) allow for the proper and timely billing to districts by service providers with a minimum amount of district administration;

(2) allow districts to bill the state for certain types of special education and regular education services as provided by law;

(3) provide flexibility for the types of services that are provided for children placed out of the home, including day treatment services;

(4) allow the commissioner to track the type, cost, and quality of services provided for children placed out of the home;

(5) conform existing special education and proposed regular education billing procedures;

(6) provide a uniform reporting standard of per diem rates;

(7) determine allowable expenses and maximum reimbursement rates for the state reimbursement of care and treatment services; and

(8) provide a process for the district to appeal to the commissioner tuition bills submitted to districts and to the state.