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S.F. No. 2857 - Human Services Disability Waiver Rate System Modification (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator John A. Hoffman
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: April 26, 2016


S.F. 2857 expands and specifies information concerning the disability waivers that the Commissioner of Human Services is required to make available to the public.

Section 1 (256B.0916, subdivision 8 – Financial and wait-list data reporting) paragraph (b) expands and specifies the financial information the commissioner must make available on the department’s Web site.  The required information includes the most recent forecasted expenditures for the disability waivers, and monthly updates on the financial information for lead agencies, including the resources allocated to each lead agency but not authorized or not used.

Paragraph (c) expands and specifies the wait-list information the commissioner must make available on the department’s Web site. 

Paragraph (d) requires the commissioner to publish on the department’s Web site an annual report that summaries the financial information, the wait-list information, and includes a list of lead agencies required to submit a corrective action plan for overspending or underspending their disability waiver allocations, and a list of counties that received or lost allocated resources as a result of the commissioner’s reallocation of lead agency resources.

Section 2 (Repealer) repeals a requirement that the department submit to the legislature two reports on the implementation of the corrective action plans for lead agencies that overspend or underspend their allocations. The required reports would be redundant under the reporting language in section 1.

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