LD 1039 LR 881(02)
Resolve, To Establish and Fund Interventions for At-risk Families and Children
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $3,018,013 $2,810,620 $2,810,620 $2,810,620
General Fund $3,018,013 $2,810,620 $2,810,620 $2,810,620
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of  $3,018,013 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $2,810,620 in fiscal year 2020-21 to provide grants to behavioral health providers to fund the costs of attracting, retaining and training new professional employees to deliver evidence-based outpatient psychosocial treatment services for children and families involved in the child protective services known as "functional family therapy - child welfare" and "multisystemic therapy for child abuse and neglect."

This resolve also requires the DHHS to consult with behavioral health providers to develop a rate of reimbursement for these services under MaineCare and amend its rules under rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Sections 28 and 65 accordingly. However, since this consultation has not occured, it is not known what, if any, changes will be made to these rates in Mainecare. Thus, no estimate of these additional costs are made at this time.