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Bill Detail: HB20-1012

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Title Child Welfare Program Children Developmental Disabilities
Status House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/29/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Human Services
House Sponsors L. Landgraf (R)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

The bill makes changes to a program (program) within the
department of human services (department) for children and youth with
intellectual and developmental disabilities or co-occurring disorders
(children and youth). The scope of rules to be promulgated by the
department for the program is expanded to include planning for services

for children and youth who become 18 years of age while in the program;
access to behavioral health services; wait list management; process for a
child or youth who is at risk for out-of-home placement; and program
evaluation.
Current law only allows for a county department of human or
social services to submit an application to the program for a child or
youth. The bill extends this option to the parent or legal guardian of the
child or youth, and extends all notification requirements related to the
program to the parent or legal guardian as well.
The bill updates reimbursement provisions so that if a child or
youth is not in the custody of a county department of human or social
services or the department, the department shall directly reimburse the
licensed provider where the child or youth is placed.
Beginning on or before September 1, 2020, the department is
required to compile and make public an annual report on the program.

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