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Maintenance level costsServices for children.

*** CHANGE IN 2021 *** (SEE 5092-S.SL) ***
For the purposes of this chapter, expenditures for the following foster care, adoption support and related services, and child protective services must be forecasted and budgeted as maintenance level costs:
(1) Behavioral rehabilitation services placements;
(2) Social worker and related staff to receive, refer, and respond to screened-in reports of child abuse or neglect;
(3) Court-ordered parent-child and sibling visitations delivered by contractors; and
(4) Those activities currently being treated as maintenance level costs for budgeting or forecasting purposes on June 7, 2018, including, but not limited to: (a) Adoption support and other adoption-related expenses; (b) foster care maintenance payments; (c) child-placing agency management fees; (d) support goods such as clothing vouchers; (e) child aides; and (f) child care for children in foster or relative placements when the caregiver is at work or in school.


Report to legislature2018 c 208 § 5: "(1) No later than December 1, 2020, the department of children, youth, and families shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature on the actual and projected funding levels in fiscal years 2019 through 2021 for section 5 (1) through (3) of this act and compare them to expenditures prior to inclusion in the maintenance level forecasting and budgeting process.
(2) This section expires January 1, 2021." [ 2018 c 208 § 6.]
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