HB1387 (2008) Detail

Relative to reimbursement rates for foster care respite providers.


HB 1387 – AS INTRODUCED

2008 SESSION

08-2618

05/01

HOUSE BILL 1387

AN ACT relative to reimbursement rates for foster care respite providers.

SPONSORS: Rep. Crane, Hills 21; Sen. Kenney, Dist 3

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This bill requires the department of health and human services to adopt rules relative to respite services, including reimbursement rates for foster care respite providers.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

08-2618

05/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT relative to reimbursement rates for foster care respite providers.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Residential Care for Children; Respite Care. Amend RSA 170-E by inserting after section 49 the following new section:

170-E:49-a Respite Care. The commissioner shall authorize payment for respite care services pursuant to a court order or voluntary service agreement between the department and family. Respite care services shall be provided by a foster family home or child-placing agency licensed under this chapter and may be provided to children who are living with parents or other relatives or who are in out-of-home settings. Reimbursement rates for respite care shall reflect the average cost to deliver services and shall be reviewed and, if necessary, revised at least once every 2 years. The department shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to eligibility for respite care, the duration and scope of respite care services, and reimbursement rates for respite care services.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1387 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1387 Revision: 11582 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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