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SB 1518— Department of Children and Families

by Appropriations

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

This bill:

  • Allows managing entities under contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for the regional management of behavioral health and substance abuse services, to carry forward unspent state dollars from one fiscal year to the next, under specified parameters. DCF is required to provide a two-month advance payment to a managing entity at the beginning of a fiscal year. These provisions mirror current law for community-based care (CBC) lead agency contracts.
  • Alters the weighting for DCF’s allocations to CBC  lead agencies. Currently, the allocations are weighted 75% for recurring core services funding and 25% for the equity allocation model. The bill changes the weighting to 90% and 10%, respectively. This change will alter the allocations among the CBC lead agencies but will not require more state funding. 

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 111-6