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    Document Summary
    - Report Overdue -

    Description
    Annual report on the outcomes of localities transitioning individuals into community-based care.

    Author
    State Executive Council for Children's Services

    Enabling Authority
    Appropriation Act - Item 285 C.3.c. (Regular Session, 2017)

    Date Due
    10/01/2017

    Executive Summary
    The following letter was received from the Office of Children's Services on October 4, 2017:

    The Honorable Delegate S. Chris Jones, The Honorable Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., and The Honorable Thomas K. Norment, Jr.:

    I am writing to request the extension of due dates on reports submitted annually in accordance with requirements of ltem 285, The Appropriation Act, Chapter 836. Localities report final demographic, service, and expenditure information for services funded through the Children's Services Act (CSA) for each fiscal year by September 30 annually.

    The value of the following reports will be significantly enhanced by extending the due dates for submission until December 1, 2017 as the extension will allow incorporation of final data for the fiscal year 2017:

    1. "Treatment Foster Care Services Funded through the Comprehensive Services Act"

    K. 1. The Office of Comprehensive Services (OCS) shall report on funding for therapeutic foster care services including but not limited to the number of children served annually, average cost of care, type of service provided, length of stay, referral source, and ultimate disposition.

    2. "Private Special Education Day Services, Special Education Residential Services, and Wraparound Services for Students with Disabilities Funded Under the Comprehensive Services Act"

    K.2. The Office of Comprehensive Services shall report on funding for special education day treatment and residential services, including but not limited to the number of children served annually, average cost of care, type of service provided, length of stay, referral source, and ultimate disposition.

    3. "Implementation of the Incentive Match Rate System Under the Comprehensive Services Act"

    C. 3. b. Localities shall review their caseloads for those individuals who can be served appropriately by community-based services and transition those cases to the community for services. Beginning July 1, 2009, the local match rate for non-Medicaid residential services for each locality shall be 25 percent above the fiscal year 2007 base. Beginning July 1, 2011, the local match rate for Medicaid residential services for each locality shall be 25 percent above the fiscal year 2007 base.

    Thank you for your consideration in extending the due dates of these reports.

    Respectfully submitted,

    /s/ Scott Reiner
    Executive Director