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S.F. No. 1065 - Human Services Budget Methodology Exception Establishment for Persons Leaving Institutions and Crisis Residential Settings; Consumer-Directed Community Supports Budget Methodology Modification
Author: Senator John A. Hoffman
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: February 20, 2017


SF No. 1065 proposes two exceptions to the consumer-directed community supports budget methodology and a report from the commissioner of human services proposing a reform of the consumer-directed community support budget methodology.

Section 1 (256B.4915) directs the commissioner of human services to establish a consumer-directed community supports budget exception process for individuals who are currently residing in an institutional setting, as defined in paragraph (b), who have been approved for discharge from the institutional setting, but who have not been offered the appropriate services within 60 days of receiving discharge approval, and whose needs cannot be accommodated in a noninstitutional setting within the consumer-directed community supports budget limitations.

Section 2 directions the commissioner of human services to request a waiver amendment to permit a budget increase of up to 30 percent for individuals eligible for consumer-directed community supports who require greater resources than currently allowed in order to increase the amount of time they can work, transition into their own home, or develop a positive support plan. 

Section 3 directs the commissioner of human services to work with stakeholders to develop and propose to the legislature a revised budget methodology for consumer-directed community supports.

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