(a) Each local children's mental health collaborative shall report expenditures eligible for federal reimbursement in a manner prescribed by the commissioner of human services under section 256.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (p). The commissioner of human services shall pay all funds earned by each local children's mental health collaborative to the collaborative. Each local children's mental health collaborative must use these funds to expand the operational target population or to develop or provide mental health services through the local integrated service system to children in the target population. Funds may not be used to supplant funding for services to children in the target population.
For purposes of this section, "mental health services" are community-based, nonresidential services, which may include respite care, that are identified in the child's multiagency plan of care.
(b) The commissioner may set aside a portion of the federal funds earned under this section to repay the special revenue maximization account under section 256.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (o). The set-aside must not exceed five percent of the federal reimbursement earned by collaboratives and repayment is limited to:
(1) the costs of developing and implementing sections 245.491 to 245.495, including the costs of technical assistance from the Departments of Human Services, Education, Health, and Corrections to implement the children's mental health integrated fund;
(2) programming the information systems; and
(3) any lost federal revenue for the central office claim directly caused by the implementation of these sections.
(c) Any unexpended funds from the set-aside described in paragraph (b) shall be distributed to counties.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes