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S.F. No. 984 - Modifying Provisions Related to Mental Health Services
 
Author: Senator Jerry Relph
 
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
 
Date: March 6, 2017



 

Section 1 and 2 (256B.0945, subds. 2 and 4) modify provisions related to residential facilities for children with severe emotional disturbance. If the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services determine that these residential facilities are institutions for mental diseases, resulting in the discontinuation of federal financial participation, this bill uses state funds to pay for the lost federal financial participation.

Section 3 requires the Commissioner of Human Services to conduct a comprehensive analysis of Minnesota’s continuum of intensive mental health series and shall develop recommendations for sustainable and community-driven continuum of care for children with serious mental health needs, including children currently being served in residential treatment. The report is due by November 15, 2018.

 
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