SB 714-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 714-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Stringham, Graf. 5; Rep. Ford, Graf. 3
This bill clarifies the funding for the developmentally disabled wait list.
This bill is a request of the department of health and human services.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The department of health and human services and area agencies shall provide services to eligible persons under this chapter and persons eligible for the brain injury program under RSA 137-K in a timely manner. The department and area agencies shall provide funding for services in such a manner that:
(d) For persons 18-21 years of age enrolled in school and determined eligible for developmental services that are not the legal responsibility of the local education agency, another state agency, or another division of the department, the time period between completion of the individual service agreement pursuant to RSA 171-A:12 and the allocation by the department of the funds needed to carry out the services required by the agreement shall not exceed 90 days.
II. [Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and thereafter,] The department of health and human services shall incorporate in its appropriation requests the cost of fully funding services to eligible persons, in accordance with the requirements of paragraph I, and as otherwise required under RSA 171-A, and the legislature shall appropriate sufficient funds to meet such costs and requirements.
SB 714-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Federal matching funds.
This bill adds a new category of individuals to whom the Department of Health and Human Services and area agencies will be obligated to provide services under RSA 171-A, the developmental disabilities statute. The new category is comprised of individuals aged 18-21 enrolled in school and determined eligible for developmental services that are not the legal responsibility of the local education agency, another state agency, or another division of the Department. The Department states that it is unable to estimate the number of individuals who may request funding under the bill. For illustrative purposes, information provided to the Department by the area agencies indicates that approximately 560 potentially eligible individuals are currently between the ages of 18 and 21.
It is assumed any fiscal impact from this bill will not occur until FY 2021.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Jan. 28, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Finance; SJ 2|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 103, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 4|