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S.F. No. 983 - Establishing Criteria for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities for Persons Younger than 21 Years of Age
Author: Senator John A. Hoffman
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: March 6, 2017


Section 1 (245.4889, subd. 1) allows the commissioner of make grants for start-up funds to establish new childrens’ mental health programs to support providers to meet all program requirements and begin operations.

Section 2 (256B.0625, subd. 45a) adds a cross-reference to the new section of law establishing eligibility for PRTF and strikes obsolete language.

Section 3 (256B.0941) establishes the eligibility for the PRTF, the services provided, the statewide per diem rate, and criteria for leave days.

Section 4 (256B.0943, subd. 13) amends the children’s therapeutic services and supports (CTSS) statute by striking a problematic reference to group homes, and adding a reference to PRTF.  This section allows up to 15 hours of CTSS provided within a six-month period in the locations listed in this section of law.

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