Substitute For

HOUSE BILL NO. 4399

A bill to make appropriations for the department of health and human services for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

the people of the state of michigan enact:


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PART 1

LINE-ITEM APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for the department of health and human services for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, from the following funds:

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

1.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

15,544.5

 

 


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Average population

770.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

28,700,098,200

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

3,932,000

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

28,696,166,200

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

274,243,100

Capped federal revenues

 

 

342,991,000

Coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund

 

 

59,500,000

Total other federal revenues

 

 

20,514,767,200

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

138,423,100

Total private revenues

 

 

100,815,500

Michigan merit award trust fund

 

 

61,268,700

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

2,930,614,300

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

4,273,543,300

Sec. 102. DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified position

1.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

806.4

 

 

Unclassified salaries--FTE position

1.0

$

45,600

Administrative hearings officers

 

 

9,834,500

Demonstration projects--FTEs

7.0

 

1,767,600

Departmental administration and management--FTEs

582.4

 

23,929,700

Office of inspector general--FTEs

197.0

 

6,341,500


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Property management

 

 

15,946,000

Terminal leave payments

 

 

7,092,100

Training and program support--FTEs

20.0

 

643,300

Worker's compensation

 

 

7,740,500

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

73,340,800

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of education

 

 

820,700

IDG from department of technology, management, and budget - office of retirement services

 

 

400

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

8,058,500

Capped federal revenues

 

 

5,385,100

Total other federal revenues

 

 

23,424,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

21,500

Total private revenues

 

 

961,800

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

395,600

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

34,273,200

Sec. 103. CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

193.7

 

 

Child support enforcement operations--FTEs

187.7

$

5,197,900

Child support incentive payments

 

 

24,409,600

Legal support contracts

 

 

113,600,300

State disbursement unit--FTEs

6.0

 

1,836,100

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

145,043,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 


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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Capped federal revenues

 

 

14,839,600

Total other federal revenues

 

 

113,673,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

16,530,800

Sec. 104. COMMUNITY SERVICES AND OUTREACH

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

75.6

 

 

Bureau of community services and outreach--FTEs

24.0

$

854,900

Child advocacy centers--FTE

0.5

 

601,700

Community services and outreach administration--FTEs

18.0

 

665,900

Community services block grant

 

 

25,840,000

Crime victim grants administration services--FTEs

17.0

 

750,300

Crime victim justice assistance grants

 

 

98,579,300

Crime victim rights services grants

 

 

19,869,900

Domestic violence prevention and treatment--FTEs

15.6

 

4,563,900

Homeless programs

 

 

23,282,500

Housing and support services

 

 

13,031,000

Human trafficking intervention services

 

 

200,000

Rape prevention and services--FTE

0.5

 

1,274,300

Runaway and homeless youth grants

 

 

7,784,000

School success partnership program

 

 

525,000

Uniform statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system

 

 

800,000

Weatherization assistance

 

 

15,505,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

214,127,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 


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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

11,765,400

Capped federal revenues

 

 

51,586,600

Total other federal revenues

 

 

114,530,700

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Compulsive gambling prevention fund

 

 

260,100

Sexual assault evidence tracking fund

 

 

800,000

Sexual assault victims' prevention and treatment fund

 

 

750,000

Child advocacy centers fund

 

 

351,700

Crime victim's rights fund

 

 

17,285,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

16,798,100

Sec. 105. CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY - CHILD WELFARE

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

4,128.2

 

 

Adoption subsidies

 

$

195,265,600

Adoption support services--FTEs

10.0

 

10,754,600

Attorney general contract

 

 

5,191,100

Child abuse and neglect - children's justice act--FTE

1.0

 

156,100

Child care fund

 

 

265,174,700

Child care fund - indirect cost allotment

 

 

3,500,000

Child protection

 

 

1,050,300

Child welfare administration travel

 

 

390,000

Child welfare field staff - noncaseload compliance--FTEs

353.0

 

10,069,700

Child welfare institute--FTEs

51.0

 

2,282,800


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Child welfare licensing--FTEs

59.0

 

1,796,800

Child welfare medical/psychiatric evaluations

 

 

10,169,800

Children's indigent defense

 

 

500,000

Children's protective services - caseload staff--FTEs

1,615.0

 

41,722,700

Children's protective services supervisors--FTEs

387.0

 

11,686,900

Children's services administration--FTEs

196.2

 

5,582,400

Children's trust fund administration--FTEs

12.0

 

162,000

Children's trust fund grants

 

 

4,072,200

Contractual services, supplies, and materials

 

 

9,567,600

Court-appointed special advocates

 

 

500,000

Education planners--FTEs

15.0

 

406,800

Family preservation and prevention services administration--FTEs

9.0

 

313,000

Family preservation programs--FTEs

16.0

 

11,922,000

Foster care payments

 

 

298,912,400

Foster care services - caseload staff--FTEs

966.0

 

23,856,200

Foster care services supervisors--FTEs

227.0

 

7,555,500

Guardianship assistance program

 

 

10,449,400

Interstate compact

 

 

179,600

Peer coaches--FTEs

45.5

 

1,532,100

Performance based funding implementation--FTEs

3.0

 

340,800

Performance based funding model pilot

 

 

41,112,100

Permanency resource managers--FTEs

28.0

 

848,700

Prosecuting attorney contracts

 

 

8,142,800

Raise the age fund

 

 

9,150,000


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Second line supervisors and technical staff--FTEs

126.0

 

4,843,500

Settlement monitor

 

 

2,219,900

Strong families/safe children

 

 

12,564,200

Title IV-E compliance and accountability office--FTEs

4.0

 

111,700

Youth in transition--FTEs

4.5

 

2,043,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

1,016,099,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of education

 

 

85,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

143,111,600

Capped federal revenues

 

 

66,601,800

Total other federal revenues

 

 

225,798,200

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local funds - county chargeback

 

 

49,688,900

Private - collections

 

 

1,200,000

Children's trust fund

 

 

2,621,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

526,992,900

Sec. 106. CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY - JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

120.5

 

 

Bay Pines Center--FTEs

47.0

$

1,435,600

Committee on juvenile justice administration--FTEs

2.5

 

89,900

Committee on juvenile justice grants

 

 

3,000,000


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Community support services--FTEs

3.0

 

532,900

County juvenile officers

 

 

3,904,300

Juvenile justice, administration and maintenance--FTEs

21.0

 

932,800

Shawono Center--FTEs

47.0

 

1,439,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

11,335,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Capped federal revenues

 

 

7,316,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local funds - state share education funds

 

 

337,800

Local funds - county chargeback

 

 

1,173,200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

2,507,400

Sec. 107. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

3.0

 

 

Emergency services local office allocations

 

$

8,813,500

Family independence program

 

 

74,384,300

Food assistance program benefits

 

 

3,032,468,000

Food Bank Council of Michigan

 

 

2,045,000

Indigent burial

 

 

4,369,100

Low-income home energy assistance program

 

 

174,951,600

Michigan energy assistance program--FTE

1.0

 

12,500,000

Refugee assistance program--FTEs

2.0

 

763,500

State disability assistance payments

 

 

7,058,400

State supplementation

 

 

60,704,000

State supplementation administration

 

 

1,806,100

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

3,379,863,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 


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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

65,996,900

Capped federal revenues

 

 

175,715,100

Total other federal revenues

 

 

3,027,758,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Child support collections

 

 

9,841,900

Supplemental security income recoveries

 

 

1,602,000

Public assistance recoupment revenue

 

 

5,000,000

Low-income energy assistance fund

 

 

12,500,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

81,449,600

Sec. 108. FIELD OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

5,764.5

 

 

Administrative support workers--FTEs

221.0

$

3,474,900

Adult services field staff--FTEs

520.0

 

15,226,900

Contractual services, supplies, and materials

 

 

17,595,000

Donated funds positions--FTEs

238.0

 

7,026,000

Elder Law of Michigan MiCAFE contract

 

 

350,000

Electronic benefit transfer (EBT)

 

 

7,989,000

Employment and training support services

 

 

4,219,100

Field policy and administration--FTEs

119.0

 

4,643,000

Field staff travel

 

 

8,109,900

Food assistance reinvestment--FTEs

16.0

 

2,746,200

Medical/psychiatric evaluations

 

 

1,120,100

Nutrition education--FTEs

2.0

 

8,264,000

Pathways to potential--FTEs

231.0

 

6,200,900

Public assistance field staff--FTEs

4,417.5

 

117,956,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

204,921,600


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Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of corrections

 

 

90,200

IDG from department of education

 

 

1,988,200

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

26,656,800

Capped federal revenues

 

 

15,754,000

Total other federal revenues

 

 

73,706,600

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local funds - donated funds

 

 

1,051,500

Private funds - donated funds

 

 

2,396,900

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

83,277,400

Sec. 109. DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

575.4

 

 

Disability determination operations--FTEs

571.3

$

28,410,400

Retirement disability determination--FTEs

4.1

 

156,800

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

28,567,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of technology, management, and budget - office of retirement services

 

 

200,900

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

27,384,700

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

981,600

Sec. 110. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

117.0

 

 


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Behavioral health program administration--FTEs

86.0

$

11,449,200

Community substance use disorder prevention, education, and treatment--FTEs

9.0

 

19,501,200

Family support subsidy

 

 

11,832,400

Federal and other special projects

 

 

2,535,600

Gambling addiction--FTE

1.0

 

1,378,500

Mental health diversion council

 

 

3,850,000

Office of recipient rights--FTEs

21.0

 

714,100

Opioid response activities

 

 

67,155,600

Protection and advocacy services support

 

 

194,400

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

118,611,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

11,877,300

Total other federal revenues

 

 

92,981,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total private revenues

 

 

251,100

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

1,949,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

11,551,300

Sec. 111. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

12.0

 

 

Autism services

 

$

356,875,800

Behavioral health community supports and services

 

 

13,488,200

Certified community behavioral health clinic demonstration

 

 

25,597,300

Civil service charges

 

 

297,500


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Community mental health non-Medicaid services

 

 

125,578,200

Court-appointed guardian reimbursements

 

 

100

Federal mental health block grant--FTEs

5.0

 

5,148,900

Health homes

 

 

33,005,400

Healthy Michigan plan - behavioral health

 

 

540,551,700

Medicaid mental health services

 

 

2,775,817,800

Medicaid substance use disorder services

 

 

80,988,900

Multicultural integration funding

 

 

17,284,900

Nursing home PAS/ARR-OBRA--FTEs

7.0

 

3,485,000

State disability assistance program substance use disorder services

 

 

2,018,800

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

3,980,138,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

421,000

Capped federal revenues

 

 

184,500

Total other federal revenues

 

 

2,715,532,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

20,380,700

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

43,509,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,200,111,200

Sec. 112. STATE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS AND FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

2,453.6

 

 

Average population

770.0

 

 

Caro Regional Mental Health Center - psychiatric hospital - adult--FTEs

542.3

 

15,710,300


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Average population

145.0

 

 

Center for forensic psychiatry--FTEs

627.1

 

24,446,000

Average population

240.0

 

 

Developmental disabilities council and projects--FTEs

10.0

 

784,000

Gifts and bequests for patient living and treatment environment

 

 

1,000,000

Hawthorn Center - psychiatric hospital - children and adolescents--FTEs

292.0

 

9,240,900

Average population

55.0

 

 

IDEA, federal special education

 

 

120,000

Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital - adult--FTEs

564.8

 

18,527,600

Average population

170.0

 

 

Purchase of medical services for residents of hospitals and centers

 

 

445,600

Revenue recapture

 

 

750,100

Special maintenance

 

 

924,600

Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital - adult--FTEs

417.4

 

15,519,400

Average population

160.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

87,468,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund

 

 

22,500,000

Total other federal revenues

 

 

12,069,200

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

5,783,400

Total private revenues

 

 

1,000,000


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Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

4,311,900

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

41,804,000

Sec. 113. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND INITIATIVES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

42.7

 

 

Bone marrow donor and blood bank programs

 

$

750,000

Certificate of need program administration--FTEs

11.8

 

703,300

Michigan essential health provider

 

 

3,519,600

Minority health grants and contracts--FTEs

3.0

 

283,400

Nurse education and research program--FTEs

3.0

 

202,800

Policy and planning administration--FTEs

20.9

 

1,318,100

Primary care services--FTEs

3.0

 

947,900

Rural health services--FTE

1.0

 

388,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

8,114,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of education

 

 

600

IDG from department of licensing and regulatory affairs

 

 

202,800

IDG from department of treasury, Michigan finance authority

 

 

29,400

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

70,100

Capped federal revenues

 

 

30,100

Total other federal revenues

 

 

2,358,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 


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Total private revenues

 

 

857,500

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

805,200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

3,760,200

Sec. 114. EPIDEMIOLOGY, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND LABORATORY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

416.9

 

 

Bioterrorism preparedness--FTEs

53.0

$

7,668,900

Childhood lead program--FTEs

4.5

 

789,800

Emergency medical services program--FTEs

20.0

 

1,738,700

Epidemiology administration--FTEs

82.5

 

6,361,300

Healthy homes program--FTEs

21.0

 

8,186,400

Laboratory services--FTEs

102.0

 

6,836,700

Newborn screening follow-up and treatment services--FTEs

10.5

 

1,974,500

PFAS and environmental contamination response--FTEs

48.0

 

5,069,200

Vital records and health statistics--FTEs

75.4

 

2,811,100

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

41,436,600

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of environment, Great Lakes, and energy

 

 

248,900

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Capped federal revenues

 

 

20,300

Total other federal revenues

 

 

19,026,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total private revenues

 

 

85,700

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

7,851,600


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State general fund/general purpose

 

$

14,204,100

Sec. 115. LOCAL HEALTH AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

157.1

 

 

AIDS prevention, testing, and care programs--FTEs

57.5

$

26,985,100

Cancer prevention and control program--FTEs

18.0

 

3,953,500

Chronic disease control and health promotion administration--FTEs

19.4

 

2,055,800

Diabetes and kidney program--FTEs

8.0

 

1,029,100

Essential local public health services

 

 

51,419,300

Implementation of 1993 PA 133, MCL 333.17015

 

 

20,000

Local health services--FTEs

3.3

 

2,177,000

Medicaid outreach cost reimbursement to local health departments

 

 

12,500,000

Public health administration--FTEs

9.0

 

506,500

Sexually transmitted disease control program--FTEs

20.0

 

1,542,100

Smoking prevention program--FTEs

15.0

 

962,900

Violence prevention--FTEs

6.9

 

3,174,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

106,326,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

31,133,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

5,150,000

Total private revenues

 

 

18,385,100

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

2,515,500


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State general fund/general purpose

 

$

49,142,100

Sec. 116. FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

136.1

 

 

Child and adolescent health care and centers

 

$

9,342,700

Dental programs--FTEs

5.3

 

1,306,000

Drinking water declaration of emergency

 

 

4,621,000

Family, maternal, and child health administration--FTEs

55.0

 

2,565,400

Family planning local agreements

 

 

7,138,000

Immunization program--FTEs

15.8

 

4,785,600

Local MCH services

 

 

7,854,500

Maternal navigator pilot program

 

 

3,000,000

Pregnancy prevention program

 

 

1,464,600

Pregnancy resource centers

 

 

1,500,000

Prenatal care and premature birth avoidance grant

 

 

1,000,000

Prenatal care outreach and service delivery support--FTEs

15.0

 

9,379,600

Special projects

 

 

6,289,100

Sudden and unexpected infant death and suffocation prevention program

 

 

321,300

Women, infants, and children program administration and special projects--FTEs

45.0

 

4,630,200

Women, infants, and children program local agreements and food costs

 

 

231,285,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

296,483,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 


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Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

175,000

Total other federal revenues

 

 

189,253,200

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

9,736,500

Total private revenues

 

 

61,180,800

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

1,658,400

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

34,479,100

Sec. 117. CHILDREN'S SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

46.8

 

 

Bequests for care and services--FTEs

2.8

$

459,200

Children's special health care services administration--FTEs

44.0

 

1,836,500

Medical care and treatment

 

 

308,139,800

Nonemergency medical transportation

 

 

801,200

Outreach and advocacy

 

 

5,510,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

316,746,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

174,567,500

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total private revenues

 

 

253,800

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

3,566,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

138,358,900

Sec. 118. AGING AND ADULT SERVICES AGENCY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

47.0

 

 

Aging and adult services administration--FTEs

47.0

$

2,327,900


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Community services

 

 

47,806,100

Employment assistance

 

 

3,500,000

Nutrition services

 

 

46,554,200

Respite care program

 

 

6,468,700

Senior volunteer service programs

 

 

4,765,300

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

111,422,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Capped federal revenues

 

 

62,400

Total other federal revenues

 

 

62,126,600

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total private revenues

 

 

480,000

Michigan merit award trust fund

 

 

4,068,700

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

2,000,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

42,684,500

Sec. 119. MEDICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

423.0

 

 

Electronic health record incentive program

 

$

37,477,500

Healthy Michigan plan administration--FTEs

36.0

 

7,930,300

Medical services administration--FTEs

387.0

 

21,015,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

66,423,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

56,925,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

9,400

Total private revenues

 

 

250,300

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

84,000


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State general fund/general purpose

 

$

9,154,900

Sec. 120. MEDICAL SERVICES

 

 

 

Adult home help services

 

$

344,658,900

Ambulance services

 

 

9,930,400

Auxiliary medical services

 

 

6,676,000

Dental clinic program

 

 

1,000,000

Dental services

 

 

341,251,900

Federal Medicare pharmaceutical program

 

 

305,259,000

Health plan services

 

 

6,372,271,500

Healthy Michigan plan

 

 

5,083,402,900

Home health services

 

 

3,002,600

Hospice services

 

 

147,769,000

Hospital disproportionate share payments

 

 

45,000,000

Hospital services and therapy

 

 

836,974,600

Integrated care organizations

 

 

338,095,000

Long-term care services

 

 

1,936,281,000

Maternal and child health

 

 

32,717,000

Medicaid home- and community-based services waiver

 

 

403,354,000

Medicare premium payments

 

 

703,619,200

Personal care services

 

 

8,930,000

Pharmaceutical services

 

 

371,864,000

Physician services

 

 

254,548,800

Program of all-inclusive care for the elderly

 

 

192,315,900

School-based services

 

 

198,080,300

Special Medicaid reimbursement

 

 

354,314,700

Transportation

 

 

15,394,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

18,306,710,700


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Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

13,462,991,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

45,090,200

Total private revenues

 

 

7,200,000

Michigan merit award trust fund

 

 

57,200,000

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

2,810,458,600

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,923,770,600

Sec. 121. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

19.0

 

 

Bridges information system

 

$

15,841,700

Child support automation

 

 

10,954,900

Comprehensive child welfare information system--FTEs

6.0

 

940,500

Information technology services and projects

 

 

63,591,000

Michigan Medicaid information system--FTEs

3.0

 

29,208,000

Michigan statewide automated child welfare information system

 

 

5,385,800

Technology supporting integrated service delivery--FTEs

10.0

 

3,996,100

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

129,918,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from department of education

 

 

264,900

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Social security act, temporary assistance for needy families

 

 

6,110,500


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Capped federal revenues

 

 

5,494,700

Total other federal revenues

 

 

82,283,500

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total private revenues

 

 

6,312,500

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

496,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

28,955,800

Sec. 122. ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

6.0

 

 

Behavioral health patient health information tool

 

 

100

Comprehensive child welfare information system--FTEs

6.0

 

4,206,000

E-FMAP redetermination compliance

 

 

100

First responder and public safety staff mental health

 

 

2,500,000

Healthy communities grant

 

 

300,000

Home health and safety

 

 

100

Human trafficking victims inclusive services grant program

 

 

500,000

Injury control intervention - traumatic brain injury

 

 

100

Kids' food basket

 

 

250,000

Lead poisoning prevention fund

 

 

2,000,000

Legal assistance

 

 

20,000

Long-term care facility supports

 

 

37,500,000

Michigan Medicaid information system home help payments

 

 

5,250,000

Nonprofit mental health clinics

 

 

200,000


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Nurse practitioner expansion program

 

 

1,573,000

Primary care and wellness services

 

 

250,000

Senior citizen center program grants

 

 

150,000

Special Olympics capital improvement project

 

 

1,000,000

Special residential care facility

 

 

300,000

Statewide health information exchange projects

 

 

100

Substance abuse community and school outreach

 

 

250,000

Unified clinics resiliency center for families and children

 

 

750,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

56,999,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund

 

 

37,000,000

Total other federal revenues

 

 

7,243,900

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

12,755,600

 

part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

for fiscal year

general sections

Sec. 201. Pursuant to section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, total state spending from state sources under part 1 for fiscal year 2021-2022 is $7,265,426,300.00 and state spending from state sources to be paid to local units of government for fiscal year 2021-2022 is $1,658,556,000. The itemized statement below identifies appropriations from which spending to local units of government will occur:

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DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

 

 

 

Departmental administration and management

 

$

300

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

 

 

 

Child support incentive payments

 

 

9,570,000

Legal support contracts

 

 

4,000

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND OUTREACH

 

 

 

Community services and outreach administration

 

 

1,000

Crime victim rights services grants

 

 

10,813,000

Domestic violence prevention and treatment

 

 

56,500

Homeless programs

 

 

6,000

Housing and support services

 

 

126,000

CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY CHILD WELFARE

 

 

 

Child care fund

 

 

159,000,000

Child care fund - indirect cost allotment

 

 

3,483,000

Child welfare licensing

 

 

21,000

Child welfare medical/psychiatric evaluations

 

 

12,000

Children's trust fund grants

 

 

35,000

Contractual services, supplies, and materials

 

 

8,000

Foster care payments

 

 

1,377,000

Strong families/safe children

 

 

19,000

Youth in transition

 

 

4,000

CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

 

 

Bay Pines Center

 

 

7,500

Community support services

 

 

68,500

Shawono Center

 

 

9,000

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

Emergency services local office allocations

 

 

635,000

Indigent burial

 

 

3,000


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Michigan energy assistance program

 

 

800

State disability assistance payments

 

 

258,000

FIELD OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 

 

Contractual services, supplies, and materials

 

 

23,000

Employment and training support services

 

 

9,000

DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES

 

 

 

Disability determination operations

 

 

1,000

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

 

 

Behavioral health program administration

 

 

343,000

Community substance use disorder prevention, education, and treatment

 

 

2,988,300

Gambling addiction

 

 

768,000

Mental health diversion council

 

 

1,348,000

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

 

Autism services

 

 

117,632,400

Certified community behavioral health clinic demonstration

 

 

4,638,500

Community mental health non-Medicaid services

 

 

125,578,200

Health homes

 

 

37,000

Healthy Michigan plan - behavioral health

 

 

56,360,200

Medicaid mental health services

 

 

885,308,900

Medicaid substance use disorder services

 

 

26,513,700

Multicultural integration funding

 

 

1,494,000

Nursing home PAS/ARR-OBRA

 

 

869,000

State disability assistance program substance use disorder services

 

 

2,018,000


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STATE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS AND FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

 

Caro Regional Mental Health Center - psychiatric hospital adult

 

 

228,000

Center for forensic psychiatry

 

 

504,000

Hawthorn Center - psychiatric hospital - children and adolescents

 

 

68,000

Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital - adult

 

 

40,000

Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital - adult

 

 

50,000

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND INITIATIVES

 

 

 

Primary care services

 

 

99,000

EPIDEMIOLOGY, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND LABORATORY

 

 

 

Epidemiology administration

 

 

354,000

Healthy homes program

 

 

601,000

LOCAL HEALTH AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 

 

 

AIDS prevention, testing, and care programs

 

 

1,233,400

Cancer prevention and control program

 

 

71,000

Chronic disease control and health promotion administration

 

 

280,000

Essential local public health services

 

 

46,269,300

Local health services

 

 

1,201,700

Public health administration

 

 

2,000

Sexually transmitted disease control program

 

 

484,000

Smoking prevention program

 

 

152,000

FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

 

Dental programs

 

 

440,000


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Family planning local agreements

 

 

7,138,000

Immunization program

 

 

1,393,800

Local MCH services

 

 

7,854,500

Pregnancy prevention program

 

 

411,500

Prenatal care outreach and service delivery support

 

 

3,548,000

CHILDREN'S SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES

 

 

 

Medical care and treatment

 

 

897,000

Outreach and advocacy

 

 

2,755,000

AGING AND ADULT SERVICES AGENCY

 

 

 

Aging and adult services administration

 

 

1,359,000

Community services

 

 

27,800,100

Nutrition services

 

 

12,597,200

Respite care program

 

 

6,468,700

Senior volunteer service programs

 

 

672,000

MEDICAL SERVICES

 

 

 

Adult home help services

 

 

172,000

Ambulance services

 

 

527,000

Auxiliary medical services

 

 

1,000

Dental services

 

 

632,000

Healthy Michigan plan

 

 

1,089,000

Home health services

 

 

8,000

Hospice services

 

 

43,000

Hospital disproportionate share payments

 

 

20,000

Hospital services and therapy

 

 

3,274,000

Long-term care services

 

 

99,363,000

Medicaid home- and community-based services waiver

 

 

13,383,000


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Personal care services

 

 

32,000

Pharmaceutical services

 

 

18,000

Physician services

 

 

3,376,000

Special Medicaid reimbursement

 

 

40,000

Transportation

 

 

158,000

TOTAL OF PAYMENTS TO LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT

 

$

1,658,556,000

Sec. 202. The appropriations authorized under this part and part 1 are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

Sec. 203. As used in this part and part 1:

(a) "AIDS" means acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

(b) "CMHSP" means a community mental health services program as that term is defined in section 100a of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1100a.

(c) "CMS" means the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

(d) "Current fiscal year" means the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.

(e) "Department" means the department of health and human services.

(f) "Director" means the director of the department.

(g) "DSH" means disproportionate share hospital.

(h) "EPSDT" means early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

(i) "Federal poverty level" means the poverty guidelines published annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under its authority to revise the poverty line under 42 USC 9902.

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(k) "GME" means graduate medical education.

(l) "Health plan" means, at a minimum, an organization that meets the criteria for delivering the comprehensive package of services under the department's comprehensive health plan.

(m) "HEDIS" means healthcare effectiveness data and information set.

(n) "HMO" means health maintenance organization.

(o) "IDEA" means the individuals with disabilities education act, 20 USC 1400 to 1482.

(p) "IDG" means interdepartmental grant.

(q) "MCH" means maternal and child health.

(r) "Medicaid" means subchapter XIX of the social security act, 42 USC 1396 to 1396w-5.

(s) "Medicare" means subchapter XVIII of the social security act, 42 USC 1395 to 1395lll.

(t) "MiCAFE" means Michigan's coordinated access to food for the elderly.

(u) "MIChild" means the program described in section 1670 of this part.

(v) "MiSACWIS" means Michigan statewide automated child welfare information system.

(w) "PAS/ARR-OBRA" means the preadmission screening and annual resident review required under the omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1987, section 1919(e)(7) of the social security act, 42 USC 1396r.

(x) "PFAS" means perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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Medicaid mental health services, services to individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance use disorder services. Regional entities are described in section 204b of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1204b. Specialty prepaid inpatient health plans are described in section 232b of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1232b.

(z) "Previous fiscal year" means the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021.

(aa) "Quarterly reports" means 4 reports shall be submitted to the required recipients by the following dates: February 1, April 1, July 1, and September 30 of the current fiscal year.

(bb) "Semiannual basis" means March 1 and September 30 of the current fiscal year.

(cc) "Settlement" means the settlement agreement entered in the case of Dwayne B. v Snyder, docket no. 2:06-cv-13548 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

(dd) "Temporary assistance for needy families" or "TANF" or "title IV-A" means part A of subchapter IV of the social security act, 42 USC 601 to 619.

(ee) "Title IV-B" means part B of title IV of the social security act, 42 USC 621 to 629m.

(ff) "Title IV-D" means part D of title IV of the social security act, 42 USC 651 to 669b.

(gg) "Title IV-E" means part E of title IV of the social security act, 42 USC 670 to 679c.

(hh) "Title X" means subchapter VIII of the public health service act, 42 USC 300 to 300a-8, which establishes grants to states for family planning services.

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in part 1 shall use the internet to fulfill the reporting requirements of this part and part 1, including transmitting reports by email to the recipients identified for each reporting requirement and placing reports on the internet.

Sec. 205. Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used for the purchase of foreign goods or services, or both, if competitively priced and of comparable quality American goods or services, or both, are available. Preference shall be given to goods or services, or both, manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality. In addition, preference shall be given to goods or services, or both, that are manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses owned and operated by veterans if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

Sec. 206. To the extent permissible under the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, the director shall take all reasonable steps to ensure businesses in deprived and depressed communities compete for and perform contracts to provide services or supplies, or both. The director shall strongly encourage firms with which the department contracts to subcontract with certified businesses in depressed and deprived communities for services, supplies, or both.

Sec. 207. Consistent with section 217 of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1217, the department and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall prepare a report on out-of-state travel expenses not later than January 1 of each year. The travel report shall list all travel by classified and unclassified employees outside this state in the immediately preceding fiscal year that was funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated in


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the department's budget. The report shall be submitted to the senate and house appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director. The report shall include the following information:

(a) The dates of each travel occurrence.

(b) The transportation and related costs of each travel occurrence, including the proportion funded with state general fund/general purpose revenues, the proportion funded with state restricted revenues, the proportion funded with federal revenues, and the proportion funded with other revenues.

Sec. 208. Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used by a principal executive department, state agency, or authority to hire a person to provide legal services that are the responsibility of the attorney general. This prohibition does not apply to legal services for bonding activities and for those outside services that the attorney general authorizes.

Sec. 209. Not later than November 30, the state budget office shall prepare and transmit a report that provides for estimates of the total general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses at the close of the previous fiscal year. This report shall summarize the projected year-end general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses by major departmental program or program areas. The report shall be transmitted to the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations committees, and the senate and house fiscal agencies.

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item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393. These funds shall not be made available to increase TANF authorization.

(2) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $20,000,000.00 for state restricted contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(3) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $5,000,000.00 for local contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(4) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00 for private contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.MCL

Sec. 211. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide to the department of technology, management, and budget information sufficient to maintain a searchable website accessible by the public at no cost that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following for each department or agency:

(a) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by category.

(b) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by appropriation unit.


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(c) Fiscal year-to-date payments to a selected vendor, including the vendor name, payment date, payment amount, and payment description.

(d) The number of active department employees by job classification.

(e) Job specifications and wage rates.

Sec. 212. Within 14 days after the release of the executive budget recommendation, the department shall cooperate with the state budget office to provide the senate and house appropriations chairs, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees chairs, and the senate and house fiscal agencies with an annual report on estimated state restricted fund balances, state restricted fund projected revenues, and state restricted fund expenditures for the previous fiscal year and the current fiscal year. The department shall provide to the state budget office information sufficient to complete the report required under this section.

Sec. 213. The department shall maintain, on a publicly accessible website, a department scorecard that identifies, tracks, and regularly updates key metrics that are used to monitor and improve the department's performance.

Sec. 214. Total authorized appropriations from all sources under part 1 for legacy costs for the current fiscal year are estimated at $326,296,500.00. From this amount, total agency appropriations for pension-related legacy costs are estimated at $182,808,800.00. Total agency appropriations for retiree health care legacy costs are estimated at $143,487,700.00.

Sec. 215. If either of the following events occurs, within 30 days after that event the department shall notify the state budget director, the chairs of the house and senate appropriations


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subcommittees on the department budget, and the house and senate fiscal agencies and policy offices of that fact:

(a) A legislative objective of this part or of a bill or amendment to a bill to amend the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.1 to 400.119b, cannot be implemented because implementation would conflict with or violate federal regulations.

(b) A federal grant, for which a notice of an award has been received, cannot be used, or will not be used.

Sec. 216. (1) In addition to funds appropriated in part 1 for all programs and services, there is appropriated for write-offs of accounts receivable, deferrals, and for prior year obligations in excess of applicable prior year appropriations, an amount equal to total write-offs and prior year obligations, but not to exceed amounts available in prior year revenues.

(2) The department's ability to satisfy appropriation fund sources in part 1 are not limited to collections and accruals pertaining to services provided in the current fiscal year, but also include reimbursements, refunds, adjustments, and settlements from prior years.

Sec. 217. (1) By February 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director on the detailed name and amounts of estimated federal, restricted, private, and local sources of revenue that support the appropriations in each of the line items in part 1.

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Sec. 218. (1) As required under part 23 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.2301 to 333.2321, the list of basic health services to be funded in the current fiscal year from the appropriations in part 1 shall include the following:

(a) Immunizations.

(b) Communicable disease control.

(c) Sexually transmitted disease control.

(d) Tuberculosis control.

(e) Prevention of gonorrhea eye infection in newborns.

(f) Screening newborns for the conditions listed in section 5431 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.5431, or recommended by the newborn screening quality assurance advisory committee created under section 5430 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.5430.

(g) Health and human services annex of the Michigan emergency management plan.

(h) Prenatal care.

(2) By January 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the revisions to the list of basic health services, listed in subsection (1), and program statements that have been prepared and published as required under section 2311 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.2311.

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Public Health Institute for the design and implementation of projects and for other public health-related activities prescribed in section 2611 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.2611. The department may develop a master agreement with the Michigan Public Health Institute to carry out these purposes for up to a 3-year period.

(2) The Michigan Public Health Institute shall not be a passthrough, contract manager, or indirect contract manager for a contract with the department for a project or other public health-related activity.

(3) The following shall apply:

(a) An individual who is a current employee of the department shall not be simultaneously employed by or under contract for services with the Michigan Public Health Institute.

(b) An individual who is a former employee of the department shall not begin employment with or contractual services with the Michigan Public Health Institute within 3 months after the date of the cessation of the person's employment with the department.

(c) An individual who is a current employee of the department or who is currently under contract with the department shall not serve as a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Public Health Institute during the duration of the employment or contractual commitment with the department.

(4) On the fifteenth day of each month, the department shall provide a report listing all active contracts between the department and the Michigan Public Health Institute during the previous month to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget director. The


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list shall include, but not be limited to, the project, the purpose of the project, the initial project date, the project period, the contractual project amount, the cumulative annual expenditures through the reporting period, and the source of the funds.

(5) A contract between the department and the Michigan Public Health Institute for a project of $5,000,000.00 or greater shall be submitted to the legislature for approval at least 30 days in advance of the effective date of the contract. If the legislature does not take action, the contract may take effect.

(6) A request for extension of a contract between the department and the Michigan Public Health Institute that is more than 36 months beyond the initial effective date of the contract shall be submitted to the legislature for approval at least 30 days in advance of the effective date of the extension of the contract extension. If the legislature does not take action, the extension of the contract may take effect.

(7) The department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director on or before January 1 of the current fiscal year all of the following:

(a) A detailed description of each funded project.

(b) The amount allocated for each project, the appropriation line item from which the allocation is funded, and the source of financing for each project.

(c) The expected project duration.

(d) A detailed spending plan for each project, including a list of all subgrantees and the amount allocated to each subgrantee.

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department shall provide to the same parties listed in subsection (1) a copy of all reports, studies, and publications produced by the Michigan Public Health Institute, its subcontractors, or the department with the funds appropriated in the department's budget in the previous fiscal year and allocated to the Michigan Public Health Institute.

Sec. 219a. (1) An individual who is a current employee of the department shall not be simultaneously employed by or under contract for services with an outside agency that is currently under contract with the department.

(2) An individual who is a former employee of the department shall not begin employment with or contractual services with an outside agency that is currently under contract with the department within 3 months after the date of the cessation of the individual's employment with the department.

Sec. 220. The department shall ensure that faith-based organizations are able to apply and compete for services, programs, or contracts that they are qualified and suitable to fulfill. The department shall not disqualify faith-based organizations solely on the basis of the religious nature of their organization or their guiding principles or statements of faith.

Sec. 221. According to section 1b of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.1b, the department shall treat part 1 and this part as a time-limited addendum to the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.1 to 400.119b.

Sec. 222. (1) The department shall provide written notification to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office of any


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major policy changes at least 30 days before the implementation date of those policy changes.

(2) The department shall make the entire policy and procedures manual available and accessible to the public via the department website.

(3) The department shall report by April 1 of the current fiscal year on each specific policy change made to implement a public act affecting the department that took effect during the prior calendar year to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the budget for the department, the joint committee on administrative rules, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and policy offices. The department shall attach each policy bulletin issued during the prior calendar year to this report.

Sec. 223. The department may establish and collect fees for publications, videos and related materials, conferences, and workshops. Collected fees are appropriated when received and shall be used to offset expenditures to pay for printing and mailing costs of the publications, videos and related materials, and costs of the workshops and conferences. The department shall not collect fees under this section that exceed the cost of the expenditures. If collected fees are appropriated under this section in an amount that exceeds the current fiscal year appropriation, within 30 days after the department shall notify the chairs of the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget director of that fact.

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against federal funds deductions in all appropriation units where department costs related to the investigation and recoupment of food assistance overissuances are incurred. Retained collections in excess of those costs shall be applied against the federal funds deducted in the departmental administration and support appropriation unit.

Sec. 225. (1) For providers and entities receiving funds from the appropriations in part 1, sanctions, suspensions, conditions for provisional license status, and other penalties shall not be more stringent for private service providers than for public entities performing equivalent or similar services.

(2) For services to be provided from the appropriations in part 1, both of the following apply:

(a) Neither the department nor private service providers or licensees shall be granted preferential treatment or considered automatically to be in compliance with administrative rules based on whether they have collective bargaining agreements with direct care workers.

(b) Private service providers or licensees without collective bargaining agreements shall not be subjected to additional requirements or conditions of licensure based on their lack of collective bargaining agreements.

Sec. 226. If the revenue collected by the department from fees and collections exceeds the amount appropriated in part 1, the revenue may be carried forward with the approval of the state budget director into the subsequent fiscal year. The revenue carried forward under this section shall be used as the first source of funds in the subsequent fiscal year.

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receiving tobacco tax funds and Healthy Michigan fund revenue from part 1 shall report by April 1 of the current fiscal year to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget director on the following:

(a) A detailed spending plan by appropriation line item including description of programs and a summary of organizations receiving these funds.

(b) A description of allocations or bid processes including need or demand indicators used to determine allocations.

(c) Eligibility criteria for program participation and maximum benefit levels where applicable.

(d) Outcome measures used to evaluate programs, including measures of the effectiveness of these programs in improving the health of residents of this state.

Sec. 228. (1) If the department is authorized under state or federal law to collect an overpayment owed to the department, the department may assess a penalty of 1% per month beginning 60 days after notification. If an overpayment is caused by department error, a penalty may not be assessed until 6 months after the initial notification date of the overpayment amount. The department shall not collect penalty interest in an amount that exceeds the amount of the original overpayment. The state share of any funds collected under this section shall be deposited in the state general fund.

(2) By September 30 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget office on penalty amounts assessed and paid by account during the current fiscal year, the reason for the penalty,


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Sec. 229. The department shall coordinate with the office of employment and training within the department of labor and economic opportunity on reporting regarding the interagency agreement which concerns TANF funding in the department of labor and economic opportunity budget to provide job readiness and welfare-to-work programming. The department shall request that reporting regarding the interagency agreement by the office of employment and training within the department of labor and economic opportunity include the following specific outcome and performance measures and is reported to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on general government, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office by January 1 of the current fiscal year for the previous fiscal year:

(a) An itemized spending report on TANF funding, including all of the following:

(i) Direct services to recipients.

(ii) Administrative expenditures.

(b) The number of family independence program (FIP) recipients served through the TANF funding, including all of the following:

(i) The number and percentage who obtained employment through Michigan Works!

(ii) The number and percentage who fulfilled their TANF work requirement through other job readiness programming.

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(c) The following data itemized by Michigan Works! agency:

(i) The number of referrals to Michigan Works! job readiness programs.

(ii) The number of referrals to Michigan Works! job readiness programs who became a participant in the Michigan Works! job readiness programs.

(iii) The number of participants who obtained employment, and the cost per participant case.

Sec. 230. By December 31 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget office on the status of the implementation of any noninflationary, noncaseload, programmatic funding increases in the current fiscal year from the previous fiscal year. The report shall confirm the implementation of already implemented funding increases and provide explanations for any planned implementation of funding increases that have not yet occurred. For any planned implementation of funding increases that have not yet occurred, the department shall provide an expected implementation date and the reasons for delayed implementation.

Sec. 232. (1) The department shall provide the approved spending plan for each line item receiving an appropriation in the current fiscal year to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget and the senate and house fiscal agencies within 60 days of approval by the department but not later than January 15 of the current fiscal year. Compliance with this section is not met unless a line-item appropriation name


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is included in all places that a line-item appropriation number is listed. The spending plan shall include the following information regarding planned expenditures for each category: allocation in the previous period, change in the allocation, and new allocation. The spending plan shall include the following information regarding each revenue source for the line item: category of the fund source indicated by general fund/general purpose, state restricted, local, private, or federal. Figures included in the approved spending plan shall not be assumed to constitute the actual final expenditures, as line items may be updated on an as-needed basis to reflect changes in projected expenditures and projected revenue. The department shall supplement the spending plan information by providing a list of all active contracts and grants in the department's contract system. For amounts listed in the other contracts category of each spending plan, the department shall provide a list of all contracts and grants and amounts for the current fiscal year, and include the name of the line item and the name of the fund source related to each contract or grant and amount. For amounts listed in the all other costs category of each spending plan, the department shall provide a list detailing planned expenditures and amounts for the current fiscal year, and include the name of the line item and the name of the fund source related to each amount and expenditure.

(2) Notwithstanding any other appropriation authority granted in part 1, the department shall not appropriate any additional general fund/general purpose funds or any related federal and state restricted funds without providing a written 30-day notice to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and


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Sec. 233. If the state administrative board, acting under section 3 of 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.3, transfers funds from an amount appropriated under this article, the legislature may, by a concurrent resolution adopted by a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house, inter-transfer funds within this article for the particular department, board, commission, officer, or institution.

Sec. 234. The departments and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall receive and retain copies of all reports funded from appropriations in part 1. Federal and state guidelines for short-term and long-term retention of records shall be followed. The department may electronically retain copies of reports unless otherwise required by federal and state guidelines.

Sec. 236. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall do all of the following:

(a) Report to the house and senate appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office any amount of severance pay for a department director, deputy director, or other high-ranking department official not later than 14 days after a severance agreement with the director or official is signed. The name of the director or official and the amount of severance pay must be included in the report required by this subdivision.

(b) Maintain an internet website that posts any severance pay in excess of 6 weeks of wages, regardless of the position held by the former department employee receiving severance pay.

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and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the total amount of severance pay remitted to former department employees during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021 and the total number of former department employees that were remitted severance pay during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021.

(2) As used in this section, "severance pay" means compensation that is both payable or paid upon the termination of employment and in addition to either wages or benefits earned during the course of employment or generally applicable retirement benefits.

Sec. 237. Any department, agency, board, commission, subdivision, or other executive branch entity or official of this state that receives funding under part 1 shall not do the following:

(a) Require as a condition of accessing any state services or facilities that an individual provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine.

(b) Produce, develop, and issue a COVID-19 vaccine passport for the purpose of certifying that an individual has received a COVID-19 vaccine.

(c) Provide information of an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status to any person, company, or governmental entity for inclusion in a COVID-19 vaccine passport.

Sec. 238. The funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used to vaccinate an individual for the COVID-19 virus under a mandatory vaccination program of his or her employer or of the state government.

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Sec. 241. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget director on total actual expenditures in the previous fiscal year for advertising and media outreach, including the purpose and amount by program or appropriation line-item.

Sec. 251. On a monthly basis, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget office on any line-item appropriation for which the department estimates total annual expenditures would exceed the funds appropriated for that line-item appropriation by 5% or more. The department shall provide a detailed explanation for any relevant line-item appropriation exceedance and shall identify the corrective actions undertaken to mitigate line-item appropriation expenditures from exceeding the funds appropriated for that line-item appropriation by a greater amount. This section does not apply for line-item appropriations that are part of the May revenue estimating conference caseload and expenditure estimates.

Sec. 252. The appropriations in part 1 for Healthy Michigan plan - behavioral health, Healthy Michigan plan administration, and Healthy Michigan plan are contingent on the provisions of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.1 to 400.119b, that were contained in 2013 PA 107 not being amended, repealed, or otherwise altered to eliminate the Healthy Michigan plan. If that occurs, then, upon the effective date of the amendatory act that amends,


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repeals, or otherwise alters those provisions, the remaining funds in the Healthy Michigan plan - behavioral health, Healthy Michigan plan administration, and Healthy Michigan plan line items shall only be used to pay previously incurred costs and any remaining appropriations shall not be allotted to support those line items.

Sec. 253. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for any information technology system or project, the department shall implement an agile software development plan that is funded with a time and materials contract.

(2) The state shall be the owner of software described in subsection (1) or it shall be committed to the public domain.

(3) The department shall choose a product owner that will implement a user-centered design that includes user stories into the development of any information technology system. The product owner must be an employee of the department who has specific work experience relevant to the information technology system or project.

(4) At the commencement of the project, the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget office on the individual who has been chosen as the product owner.

(5) For any expenditures associated with the development of systems or projects subject to this section, the department shall provide updates as requested by the chairs of the house and senate appropriations committees or the chairs of the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget. Information updates provided by the department, upon request, shall also be accessible to the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and


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(6) As used in this section:

(a) "Agile software development" means the use of development methodologies using iterative development with work completed by cross-functional teams of software development.

(b) "Product owner" means a department employee who iteratively prioritizes and defines the work for the product team, works with users, stakeholders, technologists, and the software vendor to envision the direction for the product, and ensures that value is being delivered to end users as quickly as possible.

(c) "User centered design" means software development that places the highest priority on the needs of the specific people who are expected to use the software.

(d) "User stories" means a task that the agile software development team will focus on over a given 2-week development period and includes clearly labeled progress towards meeting the needs of the end users.

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not limited to, training for educators, teachers, and other personnel in school settings for all of the following:

(a) The utilization of trauma-informed practices.

(b) Age-appropriate education and information on human trafficking.

(c) Age-appropriate education and information on sexual abuse prevention.

(2) The collaboration shall include the child welfare institute within the department, which provides training and education for public and private employees who work within the child protective services, foster care, adoption, and juvenile justice systems.

(3) The department shall report by March 1 of the current fiscal year on the activities and status of implementation of the requirements described in subsections (1) and (2) to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office.

Sec. 263. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, before submission of a waiver, a state plan amendment, or a similar proposal to CMS or other federal agency, the department shall provide written notification of the planned submission to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget office. This subsection does not apply to the submission of a waiver, a state plan amendment, or similar proposal that does not propose a material change or is outside of the ordinary course of waiver, state plan amendment, or similar proposed submissions.


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(2) The department shall provide written reports on a semiannual basis to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget office summarizing the status of any new or ongoing discussions with CMS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or other federal agency regarding potential or future waiver applications as well as the status of submitted waivers that have not yet received federal approval. If, at the time a semiannual report is due, there are no reportable items, then no report is required to be provided.

Sec. 264. The department shall not take disciplinary action against an employee of the department or departmental agency in the state classified civil service because the employee communicates with a member of the legislature or his or her staff, unless the communication is prohibited by law and the department or agency taking disciplinary action is exercising its authority as provided by law.

Sec. 270. The department shall advise the legislature of the receipt of a notification from the attorney general's office of a legal action in which expenses had been recovered according to section 106(6) of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.106. By February 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit a written report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget office that includes, at a minimum, all of the following:

(a) The total amount recovered from the legal action.

(b) The program or service for which the money was originally expended.


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(c) Details on the disposition of the funds recovered such as the appropriation or revenue account in which the money was deposited.

(d) A description of the facts involved in the legal action.

Sec. 274. (1) The department, in collaboration with the state budget office, shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices 1 week after the day the governor submits to the legislature the budget for the ensuing fiscal year a report on spending and revenue projections for each of the capped federal funds listed below. The report shall contain actual spending and revenue in the previous fiscal year, spending and revenue projections for the current fiscal year as enacted, and spending and revenue projections within the executive budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2022 for each individual line item for the department budget. The report shall also include federal funds transferred to other departments. The capped federal funds shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a) TANF.

(b) Title XX social services block grant.

(c) Title IV-B part I child welfare services block grant.

(d) Title IV-B part II promoting safe and stable families funds.

(e) Low-income home energy assistance program.

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to the legislature by the governor for the ensuing fiscal year, unless there is a reasonable expectation for increased federal funding to be available to the department from that capped revenue source in the ensuing fiscal year.

(3) By February 15 of the current fiscal year, the department shall prepare an annual report of its efforts to identify TANF maintenance of effort sources and rationale for any increases or decreases from all of the following, but not limited to:

(a) Other departments.

(b) Local units of government.

(c) Private sources.

Sec. 275. (1) On a quarterly basis, the department, with the approval of the state budget director, is authorized to realign sources between other federal, TANF, and capped federal financing authorizations in order to maximize federal revenues. This realignment of financing shall not produce a gross increase or decrease in the department's total individual line item authorizations, nor will it produce a net increase or decrease in total federal revenues, or a net increase in TANF authorization.

(2) On a quarterly basis the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices on the realignment of federal fund sources transacted to date in the current fiscal year under the authority of subsection (1), including the dates, line items, and amounts of the transactions.

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house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a report on the realignment of federal fund sources that took place as part of the year-end closing process for the previous fiscal year.

Sec. 280. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide a report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget director that provides all of the following for each line item in part 1 containing personnel-related costs, including the specific individual amounts for salaries and wages, payroll taxes, and fringe benefits:

(a) FTE authorization.

(b) Spending authorization for personnel-related costs, by fund source, under the spending plan.

(c) Actual year-to-date expenditures for personnel-related costs, by fund source, through the end of the prior month.

(d) The projected year-end balance or shortfall for personnel-related costs, by fund source, based on actual monthly spending levels through the end of the prior month.

(e) A specific plan for addressing any projected shortfall for personnel-related costs at either the gross or fund source level.

Sec. 288. (1) Beginning October 1 of the current fiscal year, no less than 90% of a new department contract supported solely from state restricted funds or general fund/general purpose funds and designated in this part or part 1 for a specific entity for the purpose of providing services to individuals shall be expended for those services after the first year of the contract.

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limitation on administrative and services costs under subsection (1) if a grantee can demonstrate to the department that an exception should be made to the provision in subsection (1).

(3) By September 30 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, house and senate fiscal agencies, and state budget office on the rationale for all exceptions made to subsection (1) and the number of contracts terminated due to violations of subsection (1).

Sec. 289. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices an annual report on the supervisor-to-staff ratio by department divisions and subdivisions.

Sec. 290. Any public advertisement for public assistance shall also inform the public of the welfare fraud hotline operated by the department.

Sec. 296. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department to the extent permissible under section 8 of 1964 PA 170, MCL 691.1408, is responsible for the necessary and reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred by private and independent legal counsel chosen by current and former classified and unclassified department employees in the defense of the employees in any state or federal lawsuit or investigation related to the water system in a city or community in which a declaration of emergency was issued because of drinking water contamination.

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senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies the following information:

(a) The number of FTEs in pay status by type of staff and civil service classification.

(b) A comparison by line item of the number of FTEs authorized from funds appropriated in part 1 to the actual number of FTEs employed by the department at the end of the reporting period.

(2) By April 1 of the current fiscal year and semiannually thereafter, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies the following information:

(a) The number of employees of the department that were engaged in remote work in 2020.

(b) The number of employees of the department authorized to work remotely and the actual number of those working remotely in the current reporting period.

(c) The estimated net cost savings achieved by the department by remote work.

(d) The reduced use of office space associated with remote work for the department.

 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

Sec. 301. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for terminal leave payments, the department shall not spend in excess of its annual gross appropriation unless it identifies and requests a legislative transfer from another budgetary line item supporting administrative costs, as provided by section 393(2) of the


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management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

 

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

Sec. 401. (1) The appropriations in part 1 assume a total federal child support incentive payment of $26,500,000.00.

(2) From the federal money received for child support incentive payments, $12,000,000.00 shall be retained by the state and expended for child support program expenses.

(3) From the federal money received for child support incentive payments, $14,500,000.00 shall be paid to the counties based on each county's performance level for each of the federal performance measures as established in 45 CFR 305.2.

(4) If the child support incentive payment to the state from the federal government is greater than $26,500,000.00, then 100% of the excess shall be retained by the state and is appropriated until the total retained by the state reaches $15,397,400.00.

(5) If the child support incentive payment to the state from the federal government is greater than the amount needed to satisfy the provisions identified in subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4), the additional funds shall be subject to appropriation by the legislature.

(6) If the child support incentive payment to the state from the federal government is less than $26,500,000.00, then the state and county share shall each be reduced by 50% of the shortfall.

Sec. 409. (1) If statewide retained child support collections exceed $38,300,000.00, 75% of the amount in excess of $38,300,000.00 is appropriated to legal support contracts. This excess appropriation may be distributed to eligible counties to supplement and not supplant county title IV-D funding.


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(2) Each county whose retained child support collections in the current fiscal year exceed its fiscal year 2004-2005 retained child support collections, excluding tax offset and financial institution data match collections in both the current fiscal year and fiscal year 2004-2005, shall receive its proportional share of the 75% excess.

Sec. 410. (1) If title IV-D-related child support collections are escheated, the state budget director is authorized to adjust the sources of financing for the funds appropriated in part 1 for legal support contracts to reduce federal authorization by 66% of the escheated amount and increase general fund/general purpose authorization by the same amount. This budget adjustment is required to offset the loss of federal revenue due to the escheated amount being counted as title IV-D program income in accordance with federal regulations at 45 CFR 304.50.

(2) The department shall notify the chairs of the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget and the house and senate fiscal agencies within 15 days after the authorization adjustment in subsection (1).

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND OUTREACH

Sec. 450. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for school success partnership program, the department shall allocate $525,000.00 of TANF revenue by December 1 of the current fiscal year to support the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency programming. The department shall require the following performance objectives be measured and reported for the duration of the state funding for the school success partnership program:

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absenteeism.

(b) Increasing academic performance based on grades with emphasis on math and reading.

(c) Identifying barriers to attendance and success and connecting families with resources to reduce these barriers.

(d) Increasing parent involvement with the parent's child's school and community.

(2) By July 15 of the current fiscal year, the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency shall provide reports to the department on the number of children and families served and the services that were provided to families to meet the performance objectives identified in this section. The department shall distribute the reports within 1 week after receipt to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office.

Sec. 452. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for crime victim justice assistance grants, the department shall continue to support forensic nurse examiner programs to facilitate training for improved evidence collection for the prosecution of sexual assault. The funds shall be used for program coordination and training.

Sec. 453. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for homeless programs, the department shall allocate funds to the emergency shelter program to support efforts of shelter providers to move homeless individuals and households into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Funding provided shall be equal to or exceed the amount a provider would receive if paid an $18.00 per diem rate per bed night. Expected outcomes are increased shelter discharges to stable housing destinations, decreased recidivism


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rates for shelter clients, and a reduction in the average length of stay in emergency shelters.

(2) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office a report on the total amount expended for the program in the previous year, the total number of shelter nights provided, and the average length of stay in an emergency shelter.

Sec. 454. The department shall allocate the full amount of funds appropriated in part 1 for homeless programs to provide services for homeless individuals and families, including, but not limited to, third-party contracts for emergency shelter services.

Sec. 455. As a condition of receipt of federal TANF revenue, homeless shelters and human services agencies shall collaborate with the department to obtain necessary TANF eligibility information on families as soon as possible after admitting a family to the homeless shelter. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for homeless programs, the department is authorized to make allocations of TANF revenue only to the homeless shelters and human services agencies that report necessary data to the department for the purpose of meeting TANF eligibility reporting requirements. Homeless shelters or human services agencies that do not report necessary data to the department for the purpose of meeting TANF eligibility reporting requirements will not receive reimbursements that exceed the per diem amount they received in fiscal year 2000. The use of TANF revenue under this section is not an ongoing commitment of funding.

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programs, the department shall allocate $90,000.00 to reimburse public service agencies that provide documentation of paying birth certificate fees on behalf of category 1 homeless clients at county clerk's offices. Public service agencies shall be reimbursed for the cost of the birth certificate fees quarterly until this allocation is fully spent.

Sec. 457. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the uniform statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system, in accordance with the final report of the Michigan sexual assault evidence kit tracking and reporting commission, $800,000.00 is allocated from the sexual assault evidence tracking fund to contract for the administration of a uniform statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system. The system shall include the following:

(a) A uniform statewide system to track the submission and status of sexual assault evidence kits.

(b) A uniform statewide system to audit untested kits that were collected on or before March 1, 2015 and were released by victims to law enforcement.

(c) Secure electronic access for victims.

(d) The ability to accommodate concurrent data entry with kit collection through various mechanisms, including web entry through computer or smartphone, and through scanning devices.

(2) By March 30 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office a status report on the administration of the uniform statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system, including operational status


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and any known issues regarding implementation.

(3) The sexual assault evidence tracking fund established in section 1451 of 2017 PA 158 shall continue to be maintained in the department of treasury. Money in the sexual assault evidence tracking fund at the close of a fiscal year remains in the sexual assault evidence tracking fund, does not revert to the general fund, and shall be appropriated as provided by law for the development and implementation of a uniform statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system as described in subsection (1).

(4) By September 30 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office a report on the findings of the annual audit of the proper submission of sexual assault evidence kits as required by and in compliance with the sexual assault kit evidence submission act, 2014 PA 227, MCL 752.931 to 752.935. The report must include, but is not limited to, a detailed county-by-county compilation of the number of sexual assault evidence kits that were properly submitted and the number that met or did not meet deadlines established in the sexual assault kit evidence submission act, 2014 PA 227, MCL 752.931 to 752.935, the number of sexual assault evidence kits retrieved by law enforcement after analysis, and the physical location of all released sexual assault evidence kits collected by health care providers in that year, as of the date of the annual draft report for each reporting agency.

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$2,000,000.00 from the crime victim's rights fund to maintain increased grant funding to support the further use of crime victim advocates in the criminal justice system. The purpose of the additional funding is to increase available grant funding for crime victim advocates to ensure that the advocates have the resources, training, and funding needed to respond to the physical and emotional needs of crime victims and to provide victims with the necessary services, information, and assistance in order to help them understand and participate in the criminal justice system and experience a measure of safety and security throughout the legal process.

Sec. 459. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child advocacy centers, the department shall allocate $1,000,000.00 to continue to provide additional funding to child advocacy centers to support the general operations of child advocacy centers. The purpose of this additional funding is to increase the amount of services provided to children and their families who are victims of abuse over the amount provided in the previous fiscal year. The additional funding directed in this section shall only be used for the purposes described under section 4 of the children's advocacy center act, 2008 PA 544, MCL 722.1044.

Sec. 461. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for runaway and homeless youth grants, the department shall maintain the recent $500,000.00 state general fund/general purpose revenue increase to funding to support the runaway and homeless youth services program. The purpose of the additional funding is to support current programs for contracted providers that provide emergency shelter and services to homeless and runaway youth.

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homeless youth grants, the department shall allocate $400,000.00 to support runaway and homeless youth services programs. The purpose of the additional funding is to support current programs for contracted providers that provide emergency shelter and services to homeless and runaway youth.

(3) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office a report on the total amount expended for runaway and homeless youth services programs in the previous year, and the total number of shelter nights for youth provided.

Sec. 462. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for crime victim justice assistance grants, the department shall allocate $4,000,000.00 to implement 4 trauma recovery center program pilot projects. The pilot projects shall utilize the evidence-informed integrated trauma recovery services model developed by the University of California - San Francisco for service provision and shall be located in a city with a population between 52,300 and 55,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census, in a city with a population between 100,000 and 105,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census, in a city with a population between 150,000 and 200,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census, and in a city with a population greater than 500,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census.

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department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office on all of the following:

(a) The number of participants by pilot project site.

(b) The number of participants by crime type, broken down by pilot project site.

(c) The number of direct service providers by pilot project site.

(d) The number of direct services provided, broken down by type of service and by pilot project site.

(e) The administrative costs by pilot project site.

(f) The average length of service provision by pilot project site.

(g) The average length of service provision, broken down by type of service and by pilot project site.

(h) The average cost per participant by pilot project site.

(4) The department may explore the development of a mobile trauma recovery center to provide services to rural areas in this state.

 

CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY - CHILD WELFARE

Sec. 501. (1) A goal is established that not more than 25% of all children in foster care at any given time during the current fiscal year, if in the best interest of the child, will have been in foster care for 24 months or more.

(2) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office a


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report describing the steps that will be taken to achieve the specific goal established in this section and on the percentage of children who currently are in foster care and who have been in foster care a total of 24 or more months.

Sec. 502. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care, the department shall provide 50% reimbursement to Indian tribal governments for foster care expenditures for children who are under the jurisdiction of Indian tribal courts and who are not otherwise eligible for federal foster care cost sharing. The department may provide up to 100% reimbursement to Indian tribal governments that enter into a state-tribal title IV-E agreement allowed under this state's title IV-E state plan.

Sec. 503. (1) In accordance with the final report of the Michigan child welfare performance-based funding task force issued in response to section 503 of article X of 2013 PA 59, the department shall continue to review, update, or develop an actuarially sound global capitated payment model for child welfare foster care case management services that achieve permanency by the department and private child placing agencies in a prospective payment system under a performance-based funding model.

(2) In accordance with the final report of the Michigan child welfare performance-based funding task force issued in response to section 503 of article X of 2013 PA 59, the department shall continue an independent, third-party evaluation of the performance-based funding model.

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incorporates the intentions of the concerned parties in order to implement the performance-based funding model.

(4) The department, in conjunction with members from both the house of representatives and senate, private child placing agencies, the courts, and counties shall continue to implement the recommendations that are described in the workgroup report that was provided in section 503 of article X of 2013 PA 59 to establish a performance-based funding model pilot for public and private child welfare services providers. The department shall provide quarterly reports on the status of the performance-based contracting model to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house standing committees on families and human services, and the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices.

(5) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the performance-based funding model pilot, the department shall continue to work with the West Michigan Partnership for Children Consortium on the implementation of the performance-based funding model pilot. The consortium shall accept and comprehensively assess referred youth, assign cases to members of its continuum or leverage services from other entities, and make appropriate case management decisions during the duration of a case. The consortium shall operate an integrated continuum of care structure, with services provided by both private and public agencies, based on individual case needs. The consortium shall demonstrate significant organizational capacity and competencies, including experience with managing risk-based contracts, financial strength, experienced staff and leadership, and appropriate governance structure.

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department shall continue the master agreement with the West Michigan Partnership for Children Consortium for the fifth year of the planned 5-year agreement to pilot a performance-based child welfare contracting pilot program. The consortium shall consist of a network of affiliated child welfare service providers that will accept and comprehensively assess referred youth, assign cases to members of its continuum or leverage services from other entities, and make appropriate case management decisions during the duration of a case.

(2) As a condition for receiving the funding in part 1, the West Michigan Partnership of Children Consortium shall maintain a revised contract agreement with the department that supports a global capitated payment model. The capitated payment amount shall be based on historical averages of the number of children served in Kent County and for the costs per foster care case. The West Michigan Partnership for Children Consortium is required to manage the cost of the child population it serves. The capitated payment amount shall be reviewed and adjusted no less than twice during the current fiscal year or due to any policy changes implemented by the department that result in a volume of placements that differ in a statistically significant manner from the amount allocated in the annual contract between the department and the West Michigan Partnership for Children as determined by an independent actuary as well as to account for changes in case volumes and any statewide rate increases that are implemented. The contract agreement requires that the West Michigan Partnership for Children Consortium shall maintain the following stipulations and conditions:

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program are generally consistent with the department's payment policies for providers throughout the rest of this state.

(b) To maintain a risk reserve of at least $1,500,000.00 to ensure it can meet unanticipated expenses within a given fiscal year.

(c) That until the risk reserve is established, the West Michigan Partnership for Children Consortium shall submit to the department a plan for how they will manage expenses to fit within their capitated payment revenue. The department shall review and approve any new investments in provider payments above statewide rates and norms to ensure they are supported by offsetting savings so that costs remain within available revenue.

(d) To cooperate with the department on an independent fiscal analysis of costs incurred and revenues received during the course of the pilot program to date.

(3) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the consortium shall provide to the department and the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget a report on the consortium, including, but not limited to, actual expenditures, number of children placed by agencies in the consortium, fund balance of the consortium, and the outcomes measured.

Sec. 505. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget office a report on youth referred or committed to the department for care or supervision in the previous fiscal year and in the first quarter of the current fiscal year outlining the number of youth served by the department within the juvenile justice system, the type of setting


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for each youth, performance outcomes, and financial costs or savings.

Sec. 506. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for attorney general contract, by March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall cooperate with the attorney general to submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on general government, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office, a report on the juvenile justice system in any county in which funds appropriated in part 1 are expended. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) The number of youth referred or committed to the department for care or supervision in the previous fiscal year and in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

(b) The number of youth referred or committed to the care or supervision of the county in which funds appropriated in part 1 were expended for the previous fiscal year and the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

(c) The type of setting for each youth referred or committed for care or supervision, any applicable performance outcomes, and identified financial costs or savings.

Sec. 507. The department's ability to satisfy appropriation deducts in part 1 for foster care private collections are not limited to collections and accruals pertaining to services provided only in the current fiscal year but may include revenues collected during the current fiscal year for services provided in prior fiscal years.

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for children's trust fund grants, money granted or money received as gifts or donations to the children's trust fund created by 1982 PA 249, MCL 21.171 to 21.172, is appropriated for expenditure.

(2) For the funds described in subsection (1), the department shall ensure that administrative delays are avoided and the local grant recipients and direct service providers receive money in an expeditious manner. The department and board shall make available the children's trust fund contract funds to grantees within 31 days of the start date of the funded project.

Sec. 509. By October 1 of the current fiscal year, from the funds appropriated in part 1 for adoption support services, the department shall maintain the increase from the previous year and allocate it to increase contracted rates paid to private child placing agencies for adoption placement rates.

Sec. 511. The department shall provide reports on a semiannual basis to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house standing committees on families and human services, and the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices on the number and percentage of children who received timely physical and mental health examinations after entry into foster care. The goal of the program is that at least 85% of children shall have an initial medical and mental health examination within 30 days after entry into foster care.

Sec. 512. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office on the following information for cases of child abuse or


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child neglect from the previous fiscal year:

(a) The total number of relative care placements.

(b) The total number of relatives with a placement who became licensed.

(c) A list of the reasons from a sample of cases where relatives were denied foster home licensure as documented by the department.

Sec. 513. (1) The department shall not expend funds appropriated in part 1 to pay for the direct placement by the department of a child in an out-of-state facility unless all of the following conditions are met:

(a) There is no appropriate placement available in this state as determined by the department's interstate compact office.

(b) An out-of-state placement exists that is nearer to the child's home than the closest appropriate in-state placement as determined by the department's interstate compact office.

(c) The out-of-state facility meets all of the licensing standards of this state for a comparable facility.

(d) The out-of-state facility meets all of the applicable licensing standards of the state in which it is located.

(e) The department has done an on-site visit to the out-of-state facility, reviewed the facility records, reviewed licensing records and reports on the facility, and believes that the facility is an appropriate placement for the child.

(2) The department shall not expend money for a child placed in an out-of-state facility without approval of the executive director of the children's services agency.

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the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the number of Michigan children residing in out-of-state facilities in the previous fiscal year and shall include the total cost and average per diem cost of these out-of-state placements to this state, and a list of each such placement arranged by the Michigan county of residence for each child.

Sec. 514. The department shall submit a comprehensive report concerning children's protective services (CPS) to the legislature, including the senate and house policy offices and the state budget director, by March 1 of the current fiscal year, that shall include all of the following:

(a) Statistical information including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(i) The total number of reports of child abuse or child neglect investigated under the child protection law, 1975 PA 238, MCL 722.621 to 722.638, and the number of cases classified under category I or category II and the number of cases classified under category III, category IV, or category V.

(ii) Characteristics of perpetrators of child abuse or child neglect and the child victims, such as age, relationship, race, and ethnicity and whether the perpetrator exposed the child victim to drug activity, including the manufacture of illicit drugs, that exposed the child victim to substance abuse, a drug house, or methamphetamine.

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law, 1975 PA 238, MCL 722.621 to 722.638.

(iv) The number of cases that resulted in the separation of the child from the parent or guardian and the period of time of that separation, up to and including termination of parental rights.

(v) For the reported complaints of child abuse or child neglect by teachers, school administrators, and school counselors, the number of cases classified under category I or category II and the number of cases classified under category III, category IV, or category V.

(vi) For the reported complaints of child abuse or child neglect by teachers, school administrators, and school counselors, the number of cases that resulted in separation of the child from the parent or guardian and the period of time of that separation, up to and including termination of parental rights.

(b) New policies related to children's protective services including, but not limited to, major policy changes and court decisions affecting the children's protective services system during the immediately preceding 12-month period. The report shall also include a summary of the actions undertaken and applicable expenditures to achieve compliance with the office of the auditor general audit number 431-1285-16.

(c) Statistical information regarding families that were classified in category III, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(i) The total number of cases classified in category III.

(ii) The number of cases in category III referred to voluntary community services and closed with no additional monitoring.

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(iv) The number of cases in category III for which the department entered more than 1 determination that there was evidence of child abuse or child neglect.

(v) The number of cases in category III that the department reclassified from category III to category II.

(vi) The number of cases in category III that the department reclassified from category III to category I.

(vii) The number of cases in category III that the department reclassified from category III to category I that resulted in a removal.

(d) Statistical information regarding category III open/close policy including the number of cases that were open/closed, the number of cases that were opened for monitoring, and the 12-month recidivism rate for both.

(e) The department policy, or changes to the department policy, regarding children who have been exposed to the production or manufacture of methamphetamines.

Sec. 515. If a child protective services caseworker requests approval for another child protective services caseworker or other department employee to accompany them on a home visit because the caseworker believes it would be unsafe to conduct the home visit alone, the department shall not deny the request.

Sec. 516. From funds appropriated in part 1 for child care fund, the administrative or indirect cost payment equal to 10% of a county's total monthly gross expenditures shall be distributed to the county on a monthly basis and a county is not required to submit documentation to the department for any of the expenditures that are covered under the 10% payment as described in section 117a(4)(b)(ii) and (iv) of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL


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Sec. 517. The department shall retain the same title IV-E appeals policy in place as of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

Sec. 518. Supervisors must make an initial read of a caseworker's report on a child abuse or child neglect investigation and note any corrections required, or approve the report, within 5 business days after the report is submitted by the caseworker. The caseworker must resubmit a report that needs corrections within 3 business days after the report is returned by the supervisor.

Sec. 519. The department shall permit any private agency that has an existing contract with this state to provide foster care services to be also eligible to provide treatment foster care services.

Sec. 520. (1) The department shall submit a report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office by February 15 of the current fiscal year on the number of days of care and expenditures by funding source for the previous fiscal year for out-of-home placements by specific placement programs for child abuse or child neglect and juvenile justice, including, but not limited to, paid relative placement, department direct family foster care, private agency supervised foster care, private child caring institutions, county-supervised facilities, court-supervised facilities, and independent living. The report shall also include the number of days of care for department-operated residential juvenile justice facilities by security classification.

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arrangements include, but are not limited to, paid relative placement, department direct family foster care, private agency supervised foster care, private child caring institutions, county-supervised facilities, court-supervised facilities, and independent living.

Sec. 521. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child care fund indirect cost allotment, the department shall allocate $3,500,000.00 to counties and tribal governments that receive reimbursements in part 1 from child care fund.

(2) The amount described in subsection (1) shall be distributed to each county or tribal government in the same proportion as indirect cost allotments are provided to counties in the manner described in section 117a of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.117a.

Sec. 522. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for youth in transition, the department shall allocate $750,000.00 for scholarships through the fostering futures scholarship program in the Michigan education trust to youths who were in foster care because of child abuse or child neglect and are attending a college or a career technical educational institution located in this state. Of the funds appropriated, 100% shall be used to fund scholarships for the youths described in this section.

(2) On a semiannual basis, the department shall provide a report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office that includes the number of youths who received scholarships under this section and the amount of each scholarship, and the total amount of funds spent or encumbered in the current fiscal year.


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Sec. 523. (1) By February 15 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office a report on the families first, family reunification, and families together building solutions family preservation programs. The report shall provide population and outcome data based on contractually required follow-up evaluations for families who received family preservation services and shall include information for each program on any innovations that may increase child safety and risk reduction.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for runaway and homeless youth grants and domestic violence prevention and treatment, the department is authorized to make allocations of TANF revenue only to agencies that report necessary data to the department for the purpose of meeting TANF eligibility reporting requirements.

(3) By October 1 of the current fiscal year, from the funds appropriated in part 1 for family preservation services, the department shall retain the rates established by the increase provided in 2020 PA 166.

Sec. 524. As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1 for strong families/safe children, counties must submit the service spending plan to the department by October 1 of the current fiscal year for approval. The department shall approve the service spending plan within 30 calendar days after receipt of a properly completed service spending plan.

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juvenile justice residential facilities as is used to evaluate state-operated facilities. Penalties for noncompliance shall be the same for privately operated child welfare and juvenile justice residential facilities and state-operated facilities.

Sec. 526. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for court-appointed special advocates, the department shall allocate $500,000.00 to fund a project with a nonprofit, community-based organization organized under the laws of this state that are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 501, located in a charter township with a population of between 16,000 and 17,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census that is located in a county with a population of between 600,000 and 605,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census. The nonprofit organization recipient shall have an existing network of affiliate programs operating in at least 25 counties in this state. The nonprofit organization shall use the funds to recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers who provide advocacy services on behalf of abused and neglected children.

Sec. 527. With the approval of the settlement monitor, for the purposes of calculating adoption worker caseloads for private child placing agencies, the department shall exclude the following case types:

(a) Cases in which there are multiple applicants as that term is defined in section 22(e) of chapter X of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 710.22, also known as a competing party case, in which the case has a consent motion pending from Michigan's children's institute or the court for more than 30 days.

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Sec. 528. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for adoption support services, the department shall allocate $10,000,000.00 to fund marketing programs that promote the adoption of infants and to develop factual educational information materials on adoption as an alternative to abortion including the ability of the birth mother to establish a pre-birth plan. The department shall issue a request for proposal for a contract for the development of marketing programs and information materials. The department shall notify the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices on vendors submitting bids for the contract, vendors receiving the contract, the evaluation process, and criteria used by the department to award the contract for marketing programs.

Sec. 530. (1) All master contracts relating to foster care and adoption services as funded by the appropriations in section 105 of part 1 shall be performance-based contracts that employ a client-centered results-oriented process that is based on measurable performance indicators and desired outcomes and includes the annual assessment of the quality of services provided.

(2) By February 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget office a report detailing measurable performance indicators, desired outcomes, and an assessment of the quality of services provided by the department during the previous fiscal year.


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Sec. 531. The department shall notify the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices of any changes to a child welfare master contract template, including the adoption master contract template, the independent living plus master contract template, the child placing agency foster care master contract template, and the residential foster care juvenile justice master contract template, not less than 30 days before the change takes effect.

Sec. 533. The department shall make payments to child placing facilities for in-home and out-of-home care services and adoption services within 30 days after receiving all necessary documentation from those agencies. It is the intent of the legislature that the burden of ensuring that these payments are made in a timely manner and no payments are in arrears is upon the department.

Sec. 534. The department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office by March 1 of the current fiscal year a report on the adoption subsidies expenditures from the previous fiscal year. The report shall include, but is not limited to, the range of annual adoption support subsidy amounts, for both title IV-E eligible cases and state-funded cases, paid to adoptive families, the number of title IV-E and state-funded cases, the number of cases in which the adoption support subsidy request of adoptive parents for assistance was denied by the department, and the number of adoptive parents who requested a redetermination of adoption support subsidy.

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department shall create a process in which unlicensed relatives are reviewed and approved as meeting the standards established for state licensing for foster care. For any placements approved as meeting the standards established for state licensing for foster care, the department shall seek title IV-E claims for foster care maintenance payments and foster care administrative payments.

Sec. 536. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the policy offices a report on the status of the department's planned and achieved implementation of the federal family first prevention services act, Public Law 115-123. The report shall include, but not be limited to, an estimate of the 5-year spending plan for administrative and compliance costs, a summary of all historical expenditures made to date for implementation by line-item appropriation and program type, information regarding compliance with title IV-E prevention requirements, the status of statewide compliance with the qualified residential treatment program requirements, a summary of provider concerns with respect to requirements under the qualified residential treatment program as that term is defined in section 1 of 1973 PA 116, MCL 722.111, a detailed methodology in determining any savings realized or estimated from a reduction in congregate care or residential placements, the department's conformity with federal model licensing standards, the department's plan for tracking and preventing child maltreatment deaths, and the department's plan for extending John H. Chafee foster care independence programs up to age 23.

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department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices a report on the number of unlicensed relative placements not approved as meeting the standards established for state licensing for foster care. The report shall also include the status of title IV-E claims for foster care maintenance payments and foster care administrative payments for unlicensed relative placements that have been approved for state licensing.

Sec. 538. By October 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the policy offices a report on the status of the department's program improvement plan associated with round 3 of the child and family services review (CFSR). The report shall also include, but not be limited to, a specific and detailed plan to provide an update on areas of substantial nonconformity identified in the CFSR such as the inadequacy of caseworker training provided by the department, the estimated costs necessary to reduce travel time for service delivery to rural areas, plans to improve caseworker engagement to reduce maltreatment in care, and steps undertaken by the department to emphasize permanency in case planning. Additionally, the department shall include the status for items currently being implemented and the description and cost estimate for the implementation for items that will be implemented in the current fiscal year.

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psychotropic medication of a ward, the department shall, if the ward is a state ward, make a determination on the proposed change within 7 business days after the request or, if the ward is a temporary court ward, seek parental consent within 7 business days after the request. If parental consent is not provided within 7 business days, the department shall petition the court on the eighth business day.

Sec. 541. It is the intent of the legislature that the department shall explore the implementation of a program to help foster care caseworkers achieve forgiveness for their student loan debt. By July 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a report on the department's findings.

Sec. 542. The department shall develop and implement strategies to prioritize the use of the input from court-appointed special advocates and foster care parents throughout case management and any legal proceedings for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Sec. 543. The department shall develop a clear policy that caseworkers ensure that children who are victims of child abuse or child neglect have the ability either in the courtroom or in the judge's chambers to speak directly to, or be interviewed by, the judge or magistrate who is overseeing their case, in order to give children the opportunity to provide input into the legal proceedings.

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Sec. 545. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the child welfare institute, the department shall develop a program to offer trauma support directly to all child welfare caseworkers to help deal with the effects of secondary trauma.

Sec. 546. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care payments and from child care fund, the department shall pay providers of general foster care, independent living, and trial reunification services not less than a $55.20 administrative rate, that would include a 19.5% rate increase over the rate in place on April 1, 2021. It is the intent of the legislature that the administrative rate increase provided in the current fiscal year would, in part, help provide funding to increase the compensation of foster care caseworkers employed by the agencies.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall pay providers of independent living plus services statewide per diem rates for staff-supported housing and host-home housing based on proposals submitted in response to a solicitation for pricing. The independent living plus program provides staff-supported housing and services for foster youth ages 16 through 19 who, because of their individual needs and assessments, are not initially appropriate for general independent living foster care. By October 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall increase rates paid to independent living plus service providers by 12% for all independent living plus rate categories.

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Sec. 547. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the guardianship assistance program, the department shall pay a minimum rate that is not less than the approved age-appropriate payment rates for youth placed in family foster care.

(2) The department shall report quarterly to the state budget office, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices on the number of children enrolled in the guardianship assistance and foster care children with serious emotional disturbance waiver programs.

Sec. 550. (1) The department shall not offset against reimbursement payments to counties or seek reimbursement from counties for charges that were received by the department more than 12 months before the department seeks to offset against reimbursement. A county shall not request reimbursement for and reimbursement payments shall not be paid for a charge that is more than 12 months after the date of service or original status determination when initially submitted by the county.

(2) All service providers shall submit a request for payment within 12 months after the date of service. Any request for payment submitted 12 months or more after the date of service requires the provider to submit an exception request to the county or the department for approval or denial.

(3) The county is not subject to any offset, chargeback, or reimbursement liability for prior expenditures resulting from an error in foster care fund source determinations.

Sec. 551. The department shall respond to counties within 30 days regarding any request for a clarification requested through the department's child care fund management unit email address.


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Sec. 552. Sixty days after a county's child care fund on-site review is completed, including the receipt of all requested documentation from the county, the department shall provide the results of the review to the county. The department shall not evaluate the relevancy, quality, effectiveness, efficiency, or impact of the services provided to youth of the county's child care fund programs in the review. Pursuant to state law, the department shall not release the results of the review to a third-party without the permission of the county being reviewed.

Sec. 553. A child protective services caseworker shall not be allowed to place an individual on the child abuse registry without prior court approval.

Sec. 554. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care payments, the department shall allocate $50,000.00 to a nonprofit organization organized under the laws of this state that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 501, that currently has locations in 3 cities and operates on a 100% volunteer basis with a board of directors consisting of up to 15 members, and are a dedicated community of individuals that give their time, talent, and resources to provide the best quality shopping environment they can to local children in need and provide clothing, shoes, toys, linens, nursery furniture, strollers, car seats, school supplies, hygiene products, and safety equipment to local foster children and their families free of charge.

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Sec. 556. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child welfare licensing, the department shall work to develop and implement a simpler and more streamlined process for the annual renewal of the license for family foster care homes, and shall explore the development of a simpler and more efficient version of the application form for renewal of the license for family foster care homes. By July 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a report on the department's efforts and recommendations.

Sec. 557. If a vehicle that is owned by the state is available and not scheduled for use by other state workers, the department may consider it an allowable use of the vehicle for a child protective services caseworker or a foster care caseworker to drive it to foster home visits or to drive it to their own home if it would be helpful to the worker in conducting their work.

Sec. 558. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child welfare institute, by January 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide all the necessary training and materials to designated private child placing agency staff in order for all pre-service training requirements specified by the settlement to be completed by private child placing agency staff at agency facilities. It shall be department policy that the designated private child placing agency staff trained by the department to deliver training are authorized to deliver pre-service training to any private child placing agency staff, regardless of agency. This section does not modify or amend current licensing, certification,


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or subject matter standards required by federal law, state law, or the settlement.

Sec. 559. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for adoption support services, the department shall allocate $250,000.00 to the Adoptive Family Support Network by December 1 of the current fiscal year to operate and expand its adoptive parent mentor program to provide a listening ear, knowledgeable guidance, and community connections to adoptive parents and children who were adopted in this state or another state.

(2) The Adoptive Family Support Network shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office by March 1 of the current fiscal year a report on the program described in subsection (1), including, but not limited to, the number of cases served and the number of cases in which the program prevented an out-of-home placement.

Sec. 562. The department shall provide time and travel reimbursements for foster parents who transport a foster child to parent-child visitations. As part of the foster care parent contract, the department shall provide written confirmation to foster parents that states that the foster parents have the right to request these reimbursements for all parent-child visitations. The department shall provide these reimbursements within 60 days after receiving a request for eligible reimbursements from a foster parent.

Sec. 564. (1) The department shall maintain a clear policy for parent-child visitations. The local county offices, caseworkers, and supervisors shall meet an 85% success rate, after accounting


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for factors outside of the caseworkers' control.

(2) Per the court-ordered number of required meetings between caseworkers and a parent, the caseworkers shall achieve a success rate of 85%, after accounting for factors outside of the caseworkers' control.

(3) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office a report on the following:

(a) The percentage of success rate for parent-child visitations and court-ordered required meetings between caseworkers referenced in subsections (1) and (2) for the previous year.

(b) The barriers to achieve the success rates in subsections (1) and (2) and how this information is tracked.

Sec. 567. The department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office by March 1 of the current fiscal year a report on transfer of medical passports for children in foster care, including the following:

(a) From the total medical passports transferred, the percentage that transferred within 2 weeks after the date of placement or return to the home.

(b) From the total school records, the percentage that transferred within 2 weeks after the date of placement or return to the home.

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Sec. 569. The department shall reimburse private child placing agencies that complete adoptions at the rate according to the date on which the petition for adoption and required support documentation was accepted by the court and not according to the date the court's order placing for adoption was entered.

Sec. 573. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care payments and child care fund, the department shall, if funds become available, pay providers of foster care services a per diem daily administrative rate for every case on a caseworker's caseload for the duration of a case from referral acceptance to the discharge of wardship.

(2) The department shall complete an actuarial study to review case rates paid to private child placing agencies every even-numbered year.

(3) The department shall submit a request to the settlement monitor to define caseload ratios in the settlement to only include active cases or to designate a zero case weight for cases that are routed for case closure but remain open to complete administrative activities.

Sec. 574. (1) From the funds appropriated for foster care payments, $400,000.00 is allocated to support family incentive grants to private and community-based foster care service providers to assist with home improvements or payment for physical exams for applicants needed by foster families and unlicensed relatives caring for a family member through the child welfare system to accommodate children in foster care.

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house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office a report on the total amount expended in the previous year for grants to private and community-based foster care service providers for home improvements or physical exams as referenced in subsection (1) and the number of grants issued.

Sec. 575. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for children's services administration, the department shall allocate $200,000.00 to provide support and coordinated services to the kinship caregiver advisory council created in section 576.

Sec. 576. (1) The kinship caregiver advisory council is created within the department.

(2) The department shall provide support and coordinated services to the council sufficient to carry out the council's duties, powers, and responsibilities.

(3) The council shall be composed of all of the following members:

(a) The director of the department's children services agency or his or her designee.

(b) The director of the department's aging and adult services agency, or his or her designee.

(c) The superintendent of public instruction, or his or her designee.

(d) The state court administrator, or his or her designee.

(e) Nineteen public members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate as follows:

(i) Three members who are kinship caregivers, 1 who represents kinship caregivers over 60 years old, 1 who represents kinship caregivers in the formal child welfare system, and 1 who represents kinship caregivers who had children informally placed with them.


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(ii) One member who is an adult who was raised by a kinship caregiver.

(iii) Two members who represent nonprofit child advocacy organizations.

(iv) Four members who represent private agencies that contract with the state to provide child welfare services, with at least 1 member who represents agencies that make foster care placements, 1 member who represents agencies that provide postadoption or postguardianship services, 1 member who represents agencies that provide adoption services, and 1 member who represents agencies that provide prevention and family preservation services.

(v) Two members who represent mental health professionals with 1 member who has expertise in dealing with adverse childhood experiences and 1 member who has expertise in substance use disorder. One member appointed under this subparagraph must be a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist and the other member must be a licensed master's social worker.

(vi) Two members who are licensed attorneys.

(vii) One member who represents local area agencies on aging.

(viii) One member who represents all the federally recognized tribes in this state.

(ix) One member who represents an agency that provides kinship navigation services.

(x) One member who is a parent who previously had a child in a kinship care arrangement but has since been reunited with that child.

(xi) One member who has demonstrated expertise in domestic violence victim services and advocacy.

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appointed within 90 days after the effective date of this act. Public members of the council shall serve for terms of 3 years or until a successor is appointed, whichever is later, except that of the public members first appointed, 6 shall serve for 1 year, 6 shall serve for 2 years, and 5 shall serve for 3 years. If a vacancy occurs on the council, the governor shall make an appointment for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

(5) The governor shall designate a chairperson of the council. The chairperson shall serve in that position at the pleasure of the governor. The council may elect other officers and establish committees as it considers appropriate.

(6) To the extent practicable, the council must be composed of geographic, ethnic, age, and gender diversity and represent the demographic composition of this state. Every public member of the council must have experience and knowledge in kinship caregiver issues. Members of the council shall serve without compensation. Subject to appropriation, members of the council may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties as members of the council.

(7) The council shall meet not less than 4 times per year and shall hold at least 2 public meetings across the state to address local issues regarding kinship caregiving and to provide a process that incorporates the public in the development of the council's recommendations.

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act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275. The council shall establish its own procedures and requirements with respect to quorum, place, and conduct of its meetings and other matters. A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the council in the performance of an official function is subject to the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

(9) The council may remove a member for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office, after notice and a hearing. Missing 3 or more consecutive meetings is considered malfeasance.

(10) The council may do all of the following:

(a) Establish a public awareness campaign to educate the public about kinship caregivers and the state's efforts to better serve kinship caregivers.

(b) Consult and coordinate with the kinship caregiver navigator program to collect aggregate data on individuals being served by the kinship caregiver navigator program, including information on what services these individuals need.

(c) Consult and collaborate with the provider of the kinship caregiver navigator program on the design and administration of that program.

(d) Establish, maintain, and update a list of local support groups and programs that provide services to kinship families. Devise a plan of action for engaging with the groups and programs on the list in order to obtain a better understanding of the issues facing kinship families.

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service delivery, and to include these in the council's recommendations under subsection (14).

(11) For the purposes of carrying out its duties under this section, the council may do both of the following:

(a) Accept federal money granted for the purposes of this act as well as gifts, grants, bequests, or donations from individuals, private organizations, or foundations. Accepting or using federal money does not commit state money and does not place an obligation on the legislature to continue the purposes for which the federal money is made available.

(b) Plan, manage, or conduct a campaign to solicit gifts, bequests, grants, or donations of money or property, or pledges of gifts, bequests, grants, or donations.

(12) Money received in the manner described in subsection (11) shall be transmitted to the state treasurer for deposit in the general fund and made available only to the council for carrying out its duties under this section.

(13) Subject to receiving funds through grants from nonprofit entities or other third parties or appropriations from the legislature, the council shall conduct an assessment on kinship caregivers and children being raised by kinship caregivers. The council may contract with a third party to conduct the assessment required under this subsection. The assessment required under this subsection must be submitted to the council not more than 12 months after the date of the council's first meeting and must do all of the following:

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programs, and services for kinship caregivers in this state and other states.

(c) Investigate the benefits of creating a program dedicated to providing support and assistance to kinship families utilizing child placing agencies or similar agencies.

(d) Provide policy options for supporting and empowering kinship caregivers.

(14) By no later than 18 months after the date of the council's first meeting, subject to receiving funds in the manner described in subsection (13), the council shall provide an initial report to the legislature, the governor, the department, the foster care review board program, the children's trust fund, and the governor's task force on child abuse and neglect that includes all of the following:

(a) The findings of the assessment under subsection (13).

(b) Items not listed in the assessment, such as barriers that block access to services for kinship families, best practices, or other challenges identified that kinship caregivers and kinship families encounter.

(c) Concerns or public comments from kinship caregivers.

(d) Identification of applicable policy areas, including federal and state guidelines, related to kinship caregivers and kinship families.

(e) Recommendations on how to improve services, systems, programs, state law, executive policy, and administrative rules to become more responsive to kinship caregivers.

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task force on child abuse and neglect. The annual follow-up report must include all of the following:

(a) A summary of previous report recommendations, including action taken to implement the recommendations.

(b) An update on the status and characteristics of kinship families.

(c) An update on the public awareness campaign and the kinship caregiver navigator program.

(d) A description of ongoing projects regarding local support groups.

(e) New recommendations.

(16) The department shall promulgate rules to implement this section according to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.

Sec. 577. (1) The department shall establish and maintain the kinship caregiver navigator program. Before establishing the navigator program, the department must submit to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families an attachment to the state title IV-E plan. The attachment must include, at a minimum, all of the following:

(a) The kinship navigator model the department will use to create the program. The department must provide an assurance that this model meets the requirements of federal law.

(b) The date the navigator program began or will begin.

(c) Information describing the navigator program target population and service area.

(d) Information on how the department will implement the navigator program.

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party to provide navigator services to kinship caregivers.

(3) In addition to providing navigator services, the navigator services provider shall establish a website regarding local support groups, resources, and services for kinship caregivers. The website must provide, at a minimum, all of the following:

(a) Information on outreach, education, and training.

(b) Information on financial assistance and legal services, including, but not limited to, pro bono and low bono legal aid providers.

(c) Forms needed to file a petition in court, and guides to kinship care legal issues.

(d) Information on health care, mental health, and substance use disorder services.

(e) Information on child and respite care, support groups, parenting tips, and resources for caring for children with special needs.

(f) Any other information the provider considers necessary.

(4) The navigator services provider shall establish and maintain a single statewide toll-free telephone number for kinship caregivers to call for information or services.

(5) The navigator services provider shall do all of the following:

(a) Consult with the kinship caregiver advisory council established in section 576 on the design and continuation of the navigator program.

(b) Consult with the kinship caregiver advisory council established in section 576 on developing outreach and educational material to provide to kinship families.

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to increase knowledge of the needs of kinship families and to increase responsiveness to those needs, including working with other navigation systems for foster care and adoption, as well as for general information and referral systems.

(d) Develop training material for navigators that is based on industry best practices.

(e) Share aggregate data with the kinship caregiver advisory council established in section 576 regarding who is being served under the kinship caregiver navigator program and what services are being provided. The provider shall not share information on individual identification under this subdivision.

(6) The kinship caregiver navigator program shall do all of the following:

(a) Assist kinship caregivers in learning about, finding, and using programs and services to meet the needs of the children they are raising.

(b) Work with state, local, and nonprofit agencies that promote service coordination or provide information and referral services.

(c) Establish information and referral systems that link, by toll-free access, kinship caregivers, kinship support group facilitators, and kinship caregiver service providers to each other. These information and referral systems shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

(i) Eligibility and enrollment information.

(ii) Relevant training to assist kinship caregivers in caregiving.

(iii) Connections to legal aid and assistance providers.

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including the provisions of 42 USC 627 and 671, to qualify for reimbursement of 50% of the costs for the kinship caregiver navigator program.

(7) The navigator services provider may do all of the following:

(a) Identify and maintain relationships with the State Bar of Michigan, law school clinics, and other nonprofit legal services agencies. These relationships shall facilitate developing a county or regional pro bono or low bono legal representation referral program.

(b) Develop and maintain training materials and training programs designed to educate pro bono attorneys, low bono attorneys, or both, on how to provide legal advice, assistance, and representation specific to kinship caregivers.

(c) Apply for and accept grants from other public or private entities to develop legal services initiatives.

(8) The kinship caregiver navigator fund is created within the department. The department may receive money or other assets from any source for deposit into the fund. The department shall direct the investment of the fund and shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments. Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year remains in the fund and does not lapse to the general fund. The department's children's services agency is the administrator of the fund for auditing purposes. The department's children's services agency shall expend money from the fund, upon appropriation, only for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.

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college students majoring in social work who are interested in working in child welfare. The goals of the program would be to expose students directly to foster care work and provide work experience to aid in the recruitment of future child welfare caseworkers, and to provide current caseworkers with apprentice support staff. By August 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a report on the department's recommendation for an apprenticeship program. It is the intent of the legislature that the department develop the program so that it can be implemented in the following year and that students in the apprenticeship program would receive payment for their services, if funding is made available.

Sec. 579. The department shall require that caseworkers work to ensure that children who are victims of child abuse or child neglect have court redetermination hearings more frequently than every 90 days when in the best interest of the child. The intent of this language is to decrease the time it will take for permanency to be finalized for the child.

Sec. 580. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Children's Indigent Defense, the department shall explore establishing a child indigent defense services program.

(2) By June 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a report detailing the projected costs of the services, the number of children anticipated to need services by county, any local investment in child legal services by


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Sec. 581. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care payments, the department shall allocate $50,000.00 to provide $10.00 gift cards for caseworkers to distribute when considered appropriate by the caseworker to provide meals or other urgent needs for children upon removal from their home or other dangerous environment, including children who are victims of human trafficking. The department shall track the distribution of the gift cards and by June 1 of the current fiscal year shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a report on the number of gift cards distributed and the number of children receiving the gift cards.

Sec. 583. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house standing committees on families and human services, the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget office a report that includes all of the following:

(a) The number and percentage of foster parents that dropped out of the program in the previous fiscal year, the reasons the foster parents left the program, and how those figures compare to prior fiscal years.

(b) The number and percentage of foster parents successfully retained in the previous fiscal year and how those figures compare to prior fiscal years.

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service training class each month in which new caseworkers for private foster care and adoption agencies can enroll.

Sec. 586. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices a comprehensive list of the course titles of all of the courses offered to foster care parents through the department.

Sec. 588. (1) Concurrently with public release, the department shall transmit all reports from the court-appointed settlement monitor, including, but not limited to, the needs assessment and period outcome reporting, to the state budget office, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices, without revision.

(2) By October 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the policy offices a detailed plan that will terminate and dismiss with prejudice the settlement by September 30 of the current fiscal year.

Sec. 589. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child care fund, the department shall pay 100% of the administrative rate for all new cases referred to providers of foster care services.

(2) On a quarterly basis, the department shall report on the monthly number of all foster care cases administered by the department and all foster care cases administered by private providers.

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chairs of the house and senate standing oversight committees, the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office that include data from children's protective services staff for each of the following for the most recent 30-day period before the report is submitted:

(a) The percent of investigations commenced within 24 hours after receiving a report.

(b) The percent of central registry reviews performed for required individuals.

(c) The percent of face-to-face contacts made within the established timeframe required by the department.

(d) In appropriate cases, the percent of sibling placement evaluations completed when 1 or more children remain in the home after a child has been removed.

(e) The percent of supervisory reviews performed in a timely manner.

(f) The results of a department survey of child protective services investigators on the number of investigators who are concerned for his or her own personal safety.

(g) The percent of investigators using the mobile application or other tool to document compliance.

Sec. 593. (1) The department shall conduct an annual review in each county to determine if the county has adopted and implemented standard child abuse and child neglect investigation and interview protocols as required in section 8(6) of the child protection law, 1975 PA 238, MCL 722.628.

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standing oversight committees, the governor's task force on child abuse and neglect, the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the findings of each county's review described in subsection (1).

Sec. 594. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care payments, the department shall support regional resource teams to provide for the recruitment, retention, and training of foster and adoptive parents and shall expand the Michigan youth opportunities initiative to all Michigan counties. The purpose of this funding is to increase the number of annual inquiries from prospective foster parents, increase the number of nonrelative foster homes that achieve licensure each year, increase the annual retention rate of nonrelative foster homes, reduce the number of older foster youth placed outside of family settings, and provide older youth with enhanced support in transitioning to adulthood.

Sec. 595. (1) Due to the exigent circumstances found in the department's children's protective services (CPS) program by the office of the auditor general (OAG) audit number 431-1285-16, from the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall expend the funding for children's protective services - caseload staff in order to dedicate resources to CPS investigations. The department shall hire staff from the funds appropriated in part 1 for children's protective services - caseload staff for the department to come into compliance and sustain measured corrective action as determined by the OAG for OAG audit number 431-1285-16.

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funds on hiring foster care workers or licensing workers and shall not assume any direct supervisory responsibility of foster care cases unless 1 of the following conditions is met:

(a) An initial review of the case indicated that the case is not eligible for title IV-E reimbursement.

(b) The department is already providing direct foster care service to 1 or more siblings of the child ordered into a placement, and a department direct service provision can provide placement to the entire sibling group.

(c) The court has ordered placement for only some of the children in the family, requiring the department to monitor the children remaining at home.

(3) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for foster care payments, all new foster care cases coming into care shall be placed with a private child placing agency supervision unless any of the conditions in subsection (1) are met or until the statewide ratio of foster care cases is 55% for private child placing agency supervision to 45% department case management supervision respectively.

(4) This section does not require an individual county to meet the case ratio described in subsection (3).

(5) This section does not modify or amend caseload ratios required under the settlement.

Sec. 598. Partial child care fund reimbursements to counties for undisputed charges shall be made within 45 business days after the receipt of the required forms and documentation. The department shall notify a county within 15 business days after a disputed reimbursement request. The department shall reimburse for corrected charges within 45 business days after a properly corrected


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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

Sec. 601. Whenever a client agrees to the release of his or her name and address to the local housing authority, the department shall request from the local housing authority information regarding whether the housing unit for which vendoring has been requested meets applicable local housing codes. Vendoring shall be terminated for those units that the local authority indicates in writing do not meet local housing codes until the local authority indicates in writing that local housing codes have been met.

Sec. 602. The department shall conduct a full evaluation of an individual's assistance needs if the individual has applied for disability more than 1 time within a 1-year period.

Sec. 603. For any change in the income of a recipient of the food assistance program, the family independence program, or state disability assistance that results in a benefit decrease, the department must notify the affected recipient of the decrease in benefits amount no later than 15 work days before the first day of the month in which the change takes effect.

Sec. 604. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for state disability assistance payments, the department shall operate a state disability assistance program. Except as provided in subsection (3), persons eligible for this program shall include needy citizens of the United States or aliens exempted from the supplemental security income citizenship requirement who are at least 18 years of age or emancipated minors who meet 1 or more of the following requirements:

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security, or medical assistance due to disability or 65 years of age or older.

(b) Is an individual with a physical or mental impairment that meets federal supplemental security income disability standards, except that the minimum duration of the disability shall be 90 days. Substance use disorder alone is not defined as a basis for eligibility.

(c) Is a resident of an adult foster care facility, a home for the aged, a county infirmary, or a substance use disorder treatment center.

(d) Is an individual receiving 30-day postresidential substance use disorder treatment.

(e) Is an individual diagnosed as having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

(f) Is an individual receiving special education services through a local intermediate school district.

(g) Is a caretaker of a disabled individual who meets the requirements specified in subdivision (a), (b), (e), or (f).

(2) Applicants for and recipients of the state disability assistance program shall be considered needy if they do both of the following:

(a) Meet the same asset test as is applied for the family independence program.

(b) Have a monthly budgetable income that is less than the payment standards.

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disability" means that, if the person stopped using drugs or alcohol, his or her remaining physical or mental limitations would not be disabling. If his or her remaining physical or mental limitations would be disabling, then the drug addiction or alcoholism is not material to the determination of disability and the person may receive state disability assistance. Such a person must actively participate in a substance abuse treatment program, and the assistance must be paid to a third party or through vendor payments. For purposes of this section, substance abuse treatment includes receipt of inpatient or outpatient services or participation in alcoholics anonymous or a similar program.

Sec. 605. The level of reimbursement provided to state disability assistance recipients in licensed adult foster care facilities shall be the same as the prevailing supplemental security income rate under the personal care category.

Sec. 606. County department offices shall require each recipient of family independence program and state disability assistance who has applied with the social security administration for supplemental security income to sign a contract to repay any assistance rendered through the family independence program or state disability assistance program upon receipt of retroactive supplemental security income benefits.

Sec. 607. (1) The department's ability to satisfy appropriation deductions in part 1 for state disability assistance/supplemental security income recoveries and public assistance recoupment revenues shall not be limited to recoveries and accruals pertaining to state disability assistance, or family independence assistance grant payments provided only in the current fiscal year, but may include revenues collected during the current


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year that are prior year related and not a part of the department's accrued entries.

(2) The department may use supplemental security income recoveries to satisfy the deduct in any line in which the revenues are appropriated, regardless of the source from which the revenue is recovered.

Sec. 608. Adult foster care facilities providing domiciliary care or personal care to residents receiving supplemental security income or homes for the aged serving residents receiving supplemental security income shall not require those residents to reimburse the home or facility for care at rates in excess of those legislatively authorized. To the extent permitted by federal law, adult foster care facilities and homes for the aged serving residents receiving supplemental security income are not prohibited from accepting third-party payments in addition to supplemental security income if the payments are not for food, clothing, shelter, or result in a reduction in the recipient's supplemental security income payment.

Sec. 609. The state supplementation level under the supplemental security income program for the personal care/adult foster care and home for the aged categories shall not be reduced during the current fiscal year. The legislature shall be notified not less than 30 days before any proposed reduction in the state supplementation level.

Sec. 610. (1) In developing good cause criteria for the state emergency relief program, the department shall grant exemptions if the emergency resulted from unexpected expenses related to maintaining or securing employment.

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eligibility for state emergency relief, a group is considered to have sufficient income to meet ongoing housing expenses if their total housing obligation does not exceed 75% of their total net income.

(3) State emergency relief payments shall not be made to individuals who have been found guilty of fraud in regard to obtaining public assistance.

(4) State emergency relief payments shall not be made available to persons who are out-of-state residents or illegal immigrants.

(5) State emergency relief payments for rent assistance shall be distributed directly to landlords and shall not be added to Michigan bridge cards.

Sec. 611. The state supplementation level under the supplemental security income program for the living independently or living in the household of another categories shall not exceed the minimum state supplementation level as required under federal law or regulations.

Sec. 613. (1) The department shall provide reimbursements for the final disposition of indigent persons. The reimbursements shall include all of the following:

(a) The maximum allowable reimbursement for the final disposition is $840.00.

(b) The adult burial with services allowance is $765.00.

(c) The adult burial without services allowance is $530.00.

(d) The infant burial allowance is $210.00.

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take into consideration religious preferences that prohibit cremation.

Sec. 614. The department shall report to the senate and house of representatives appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices by January 15 of the current fiscal year on the number and percentage of state disability assistance recipients who were determined to be eligible for federal supplemental security income benefits in the previous fiscal year.

Sec. 615. Except as required by federal law or regulations, funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used to provide public assistance to a person who is not a United States citizen, permanent resident alien, or refugee. This section does not prohibit the department from entering into contracts with food banks, emergency shelter providers, or other human services agencies who may, as a normal part of doing business, provide food or emergency shelter.

Sec. 616. The department shall require retailers that participate in the electronic benefits transfer program to charge no more than $2.50 in fees for cash back as a condition of participation.

Sec. 618. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office the quarterly number of supervised individuals who have absconded from supervision and whom a law enforcement agency, the department of corrections, or the department is actively seeking according to section 84 of the corrections code of 1953, 1953 PA


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232, MCL 791.284.

Sec. 619. The department shall not deny title IV-A assistance and food assistance benefits under 21 USC 862a to any individual who has been convicted of a felony that included the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance, for which the act that resulted in the conviction occurred after August 22, 1996, if the individual is not in violation of his or her probation or parole requirements.

Sec. 620. (1) The department shall make a determination of Medicaid eligibility not later than 90 days after application if disability is an eligibility factor. For all other Medicaid applicants, including patients of a nursing home, the department shall make a determination of Medicaid eligibility within 45 days after application.

(2) The department shall provide quarterly reports to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house standing committees on families and human services, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office on the average Medicaid eligibility standard of promptness for each of the required standards of promptness under subsection (1) and for medical review team reviews achieved statewide and at each local office.

Sec. 645. An individual or family is considered homeless, for purposes of eligibility for state emergency relief, if living temporarily with others in order to escape domestic violence. For purposes of this section, domestic violence is defined and verified in the same manner as in the department's policies on good cause for not cooperating with child support and paternity requirements.


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Sec. 653. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for food assistance program benefits, an individual who is the victim of domestic violence or human trafficking and does not qualify for any other exemption may be exempt from the 3-month in 36-month limit on receiving food assistance under 7 USC 2015. This exemption can be extended an additional 3 months upon demonstration of continuing need.

Sec. 654. The department shall notify recipients of food assistance program benefits that their benefits can be spent with their bridge cards at many farmers' markets in the state. The department shall also notify recipients about the Double Up Food Bucks program that is administered by the Fair Food Network. Recipients shall receive information about the Double Up Food Bucks program, including information that when the recipient spends $20.00 at participating farmers' markets through the program, the recipient can receive an additional $20.00 to buy Michigan produce.

Sec. 655. Within 14 days after the spending plan for low-income home energy assistance program is approved by the state budget office, the department shall provide the spending plan, including itemized projected expenditures, to the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office.

Sec. 669. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for family independence program, the department shall allocate $7,230,000.00 for the annual clothing allowance. The allowance shall be granted to all eligible children in a family independence program group.

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appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices by February 15 of the current fiscal year on department efforts to reduce inappropriate use of Michigan bridge cards and food assistance program trafficking. The department shall provide information on the number of recipients of services who used their electronic benefit transfer card inappropriately and the current status of each case, the number of recipients whose benefits were revoked, whether permanently or temporarily, as a result of inappropriate use, and the number of retailers that were fined or removed from the electronic benefit transfer program for permitting inappropriate use of the cards. The report shall also include the number of Michigan bridge card trafficking instances and overall welfare fraud referrals that includes such information as the number of investigations completed, fraud and intentional program violation dollar amounts identified, the number of referrals to prosecutors, the number of administrative hearing referrals and waivers, and the number of program disqualifications imposed. The report shall distinguish between savings and cost avoidance. Savings include receivables established from instances of fraud committed. Cost avoidance includes expenditures avoided due to front-end eligibility investigations and other preemptive actions undertaken in the prevention of fraud.

(2) If a fourth Michigan bridge card has been issued in a 12-month period, the department shall notify the household that they have reached the number of issued cards threshold. At their fifth and each subsequent card replacement request, a card will not be issued until the recipient has spoken directly to the local office district manager or county director. The district manager or county


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director may issue a new Michigan bridge card under their authority based on their assessment of the recipient's situation and explanation.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) "Food assistance trafficking" means the buying and selling of food assistance benefits for cash or items not authorized under the food and nutrition act, 7 USC 2036.

(b) "Inappropriate use" means not used to meet a family's ongoing basic needs, including food, clothing, shelter, utilities, household goods, personal care items, and general incidentals.

Sec. 677. (1) The department shall establish a state goal for the percentage of family independence program cases involved in employment activities. The percentage established shall not be less than 50%. The goal for long-term employment shall be 15% of cases for 6 months or more.

(2) The department shall provide semiannual reports to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices, and the state budget director on the number of cases referred to Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH), the current percentage of family independence program cases involved in PATH employment activities, an estimate of the current percentage of family independence program cases that meet federal work participation requirements on the whole, and an estimate of the current percentage of the family independence program cases that meet federal work participation requirements for those cases referred to PATH.

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and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office semiannual reports that include all of the following:

(a) The number and percentage of nonexempt family independence program recipients who are employed.

(b) The average and range of wages of employed family independence program recipients.

(c) The number and percentage of employed family independence program recipients who remain employed for 6 months or more.

Sec. 686. (1) The department shall confirm that individuals presenting personal identification issued by another state seeking assistance through the family independence program, food assistance program, state disability assistance program, or medical assistance program are not receiving benefits from any other state.

(2) The department shall confirm the address provided by any individual seeking family independence program benefits or state disability assistance benefits.

(3) The department shall prohibit individuals with property assets assessed at a value higher than $200,000.00 from accessing assistance through department-administered programs, unless such a prohibition would violate federal rules and guidelines.

(4) The department shall obtain an up-to-date telephone number during the eligibility determination or redetermination process for individuals seeking medical assistance benefits.

Sec. 687. (1) The department shall, in quarterly reports, compile and make available on its website all of the following information about the family independence program, state disability assistance, the food assistance program, Medicaid, and state emergency relief:


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(a) The number of applications received.

(b) The number of applications approved.

(c) The number of applications denied.

(d) The number of applications pending and neither approved nor denied.

(e) The number of cases opened.

(f) The number of cases closed.

(g) The number of cases at the beginning of the quarter and the number of cases at the end of the quarter.

(2) The information provided under subsection (1) shall be compiled and made available for the state as a whole and for each county and reported separately for each program listed in subsection (1).

(3) The department shall, in quarterly reports, compile and make available on its website the following family independence program information:

(a) The number of new applicants who successfully met the requirements of the 10-day assessment period for PATH.

(b) The number of new applicants who did not meet the requirements of the 10-day assessment period for PATH.

(c) The number of cases sanctioned because of the school truancy policy.

(d) The number of cases closed because of the 48-month and 60-month lifetime limits.

(e) The number of first-, second-, and third-time sanctions.

(f) The number of children ages 0-5 living in family independence program-sanctioned households.

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additional $20.01 payment to each food assistance program case that is not currently eligible for the standard utility allowance to enable each case to receive expanded food assistance benefits through the program commonly known as the heat and eat program.

 

CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY - JUVENILE JUSTICE

Sec. 701. Unless required from changes to federal or state law or at the request of a provider, the department shall not alter the terms of any signed contract with a private residential facility serving children under state or court supervision without written consent from a representative of the private residential facility.

Sec. 706. Counties shall be subject to 50% chargeback for the use of alternative regional detention services, if those detention services do not fall under the basic provision of section 117e of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.117e, or if a county operates those detention services programs primarily with professional rather than volunteer staff.

Sec. 707. In order to be reimbursed for child care fund expenditures, counties are required to submit department-developed reports to enable the department to document potential federally claimable expenditures. This requirement is in accordance with the reporting requirements specified in section 117a(12) of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.117a.

Sec. 708. (1) As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1 for the child care fund line item, by October 15 of the current fiscal year, counties shall have an approved service spending plan for the current fiscal year. Counties must submit the service spending plan for the following fiscal year to the department by August 15 of the current fiscal year for approval.


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Upon submission of the county service spending plan, the department shall approve within 30 calendar days after receipt of a properly completed service plan that complies with the requirements of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.1 to 400.119b. The department shall notify and submit county service spending plan revisions to any county whose county service spending plan is not accepted upon initial submission. The department shall not request any additional revisions to a county service spending plan outside of the requested revision notification submitted to the county by the department. The department shall notify a county within 30 days after approval that its service plan was approved.

(2) Counties must submit amendments to current fiscal year county service plans to the department no later than August 30. Counties must submit current fiscal year payable estimates to the department no later than September 15.

(3) The department shall submit a report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office by February 15 of the current fiscal year on the number of counties that fail to submit a service spending plan by August 15 of the previous fiscal year and the number of service spending plans not approved by October 15. The report shall include the number of county service spending plans that were not approved as first submitted by the counties, as well as the number of plans that were not approved by the department after being resubmitted by the county with the first revisions that were requested by the department.

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from denying a referral for placement of a youth, or terminating a youth's placement, if the youth's assessed treatment needs are in alignment with the facility's residential program type, as identified by the court or the department. In addition, the master contract shall require that youth placed in juvenile justice residential foster care facilities must have regularly scheduled treatment sessions with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, or both, and access to the licensed psychologist or psychiatrist as needed.

Sec. 715. (1) As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1 for raise the age fund, by deadlines established and advised by the department, counties shall have an approved budget plan for the current fiscal year. Counties must submit the budget plan for the following fiscal year to the department by deadlines established and advised by the department in the current fiscal year for approval. The budget plan shall specifically identify the types of costs to be reimbursed, estimated costs for each item, and the total estimated cost to be reimbursed. The types of costs to be reimbursed must comply with the requirements of section 117i of the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.117i.

(2) County reimbursement from the raise the age fund is limited to eligible youth and items specifically identified in approved budget plans and shall not exceed the total estimated cost included in the approved budget plan.

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(4) As used in this section, "eligible youth" includes both of the following:

(a) Pre-Adjudication Eligible Youth: A youth for whom a petition has been filed alleging commission of a status or criminal offense on or after his or her reaching the age of 17, before reaching the age of 18.

(b) Post-Adjudication Eligible Youth: A youth who has been adjudicated for a status or criminal offense for which a petition was filed alleging commission of a status or criminal offense on or after his or her reaching the age of 17, before reaching the age of 18.

 

FIELD OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Sec. 801. (1) The department shall report monthly to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the most recent food assistance program error rate derived from the active cases, reported to the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

(2) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report on the progress of the corrective action taken utilizing the funds appropriated for food assistance reinvestment in lowering the food assistance program error rate and improving program payment accuracy.

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board members and county department directors to attend statewide meetings of the Michigan County Social Services Association.

Sec. 807. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Elder Law of Michigan MiCAFE contract, the department shall allocate not less than $350,000.00 to the Elder Law of Michigan MiCAFE to assist this state's elderly population in participating in the food assistance program. Of the $350,000.00 allocated under this section, the department shall use $175,000.00, which are general fund/general purpose funds, as state matching funds for not less than $175,000.00 in United States Department of Agriculture funding to provide outreach program activities, such as eligibility screening and information services, as part of a statewide food assistance hotline.

Sec. 808. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide a report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and house policy offices, and the state budget office on the nutrition education program. The report shall include requirements made by the agriculture improvement act of 2018, Public Law 115-334, such as how the department shall use an electronic reporting system to evaluate projects and an accounting of allowable state agency administrative costs. The report shall also include documentation of the steps the department shall take to ensure that projects and subgrantee programs are evidence-based, appropriated for, and meet the criteria for an eligible individual as that term is defined in section 2036a(a) of the food and nutrition act, 7 USC 2036, and quantitative evidence that the programs contribute to a reduction in obesity or an increase in the consumption of healthy foods.


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Additionally, the report shall include planned allocation and actual expenditures for the supplemental nutrition assistance program education funding, planned and actual grant amounts for the supplemental nutrition assistance program education funding, the total amount of expected carryforward balance at the end of the current fiscal year for the supplemental nutrition assistance program education funding and for each subgrantee program, a list of all supplemental nutrition assistance program education funding programs by implementing agency, and the stated purpose of each of the programs and each of the subgrantee programs.

Sec. 809. (1) The purpose of the pathways to potential program is to reduce chronic absenteeism, increase graduation rate, and decrease the number of students who repeat grades for schools that are current or future participants in the pathways to potential program. Before any deployment of resources into a participant school, the department and the participant school shall establish performance objectives for each participant school based on a 2-year baseline prior to pathways to potential being established in the participant school and shall evaluate the progress made in the above categories from the established baseline. By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices a report listing all participant schools, the number of staff assigned to each school by participant school, and the percentage of participating schools that achieved improved performance in each of the 3 outcomes listed above compared to the previous year, by each individual outcome. It is the intent of the legislature that after a 2-year period without attaining an


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increase in success in meeting the 3 listed outcomes from the established baseline, the department shall work with the participant school to examine the cause of the lack of progress and shall seek to implement a plan to increase success in meeting the identified outcomes. It is the intent of the legislature that progress or the lack of progress made in meeting the performance objectives shall be used as a determinant in future pathways to potential resource allocation decisions.

(2) As used in this section, "baseline" means the initial set of data from the center for educational performance and information in the department of technology, management, and budget of the 3 measured outcomes as described in subsection (1).

Sec. 825. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide individuals not more than $500.00 for vehicle repairs, including any repairs done in the previous 12 months. However, the department may in its discretion pay for repairs up to $900.00. Payments under this section shall include the combined total of payments made by the department and work participation program.

(2) By November 30 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the senate and house policy offices a report detailing the total number of payments for repairs, the number of payments for repairs that exceeded $500.00, the number of payments for repairs that cost exactly $500.00, and the number of payments for repairs that cost exactly $900.00 in the previous fiscal year.

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mental health agencies, nursing homes, adult placement and independent living settings, federally qualified health centers, and hospitals unless a community-based organization, community mental health agency, nursing home, adult placement and independent living setting, federally qualified health centers, or hospital requests that the program be discontinued at its facility.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for donated funds positions, the department shall enter into contracts with agencies that are able and eligible under federal law to provide the required matching funds for federal funding, as determined by federal statute and regulations.

(3) A contract for an assistance payments donated funds position must include, but not be limited to, the following performance metrics:

(a) Meeting a standard of promptness for processing applications for Medicaid and other public assistance programs under state law.

(b) Meeting required standards for error rates in determining programmatic eligibility as determined by the department.

(4) The department shall only fill additional donated funds positions after a new contract has been signed. That position shall also be abolished when the contract expires or is terminated.

(5) The department shall classify as limited-term FTEs any new employees who are hired to fulfill the donated funds position contracts or are hired to fill any vacancies from employees who transferred to a donated funds position.

(6) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall submit a report to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal


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agencies and policy offices, and the state budget office detailing information on the donated funds positions, including the total number of occupied positions, the total private contribution of the positions, and the total cost to the state for any nonsalary expenditure for the donated funds position employees.

Sec. 851. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for adult services field staff, the department shall seek to reduce the number of older adults who are victims of crime and fraud by increasing the standard of promptness in every county, as measured by commencing an investigation within 24 hours after a report is made to the department, establishing face-to-face contact with the client within 72 hours after a report is made to the department, and completing the investigation within 30 days after a report is made to the department.

(2) The department shall report no later than March 1 of the current fiscal year to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the house and senate policy offices on the services provided to older adults who were victims of crime or fraud in the previous fiscal year. The report shall include, but is not limited to, the following by county: the percentage of investigations commenced within 24 hours after a report is made to the department, the number of face-to-face contacts established with the client within 72 hours after a report is made to the department, the number of investigations completed within 30 days after a report is made to the department, and the total number of older adults that were victims of crime or fraud in the previous fiscal year and were provided services by the department as a result of being victims of crime or fraud.


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DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES

Sec. 890. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for disability determination services, the department shall maintain the unit rates in effect on September 30, 2019 for medical consultants performing disability determination services, including physicians, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists.

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

Sec. 901. The funds appropriated in part 1 are intended to support a system of comprehensive community mental health services under the full authority and responsibility of local CMHSPs or PIHPs in accordance with the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1001 to 330.2106, the Medicaid provider manual, federal Medicaid waivers, and all other applicable federal and state laws.

Sec. 902. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, final authorizations to CMHSPs or PIHPs shall be made upon the execution of contracts between the department and CMHSPs or PIHPs. The contracts shall contain an approved plan and budget as well as policies and procedures governing the obligations and responsibilities of both parties to the contracts. Each contract with a CMHSP or PIHP that the department is authorized to enter into under this subsection shall include a provision that the contract is not valid unless the total dollar obligation for all of the contracts between the department and the CMHSPs or PIHPs entered into under this subsection for the current fiscal year does not exceed the amount of money appropriated in part 1 for the contracts authorized under this subsection.

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house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget director if either of the following occurs:

(a) The department enters into any new contracts with CMHSPs or PIHPs that would affect rates or expenditures.

(b) The department amends any contracts the department has entered into with CMHSPs or PIHPs that would affect rates or expenditures.

(3) The report required by subsection (2) shall include information about the changes to the contracts and their effects on rates and expenditures.

Sec. 904. (1) By May 31 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide a report on the CMHSPs, PIHPs, and designated regional entities for substance use disorder prevention and treatment to the members of the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director that includes the information required by this section.

(2) The report in subsection (1) shall contain information for each CMHSP, PIHP, and designated regional entity for substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and a statewide summary, each of which shall include at least the following information:

(a) A demographic description of service recipients that, minimally, shall include reimbursement eligibility, client population, age, ethnicity, housing arrangements, and diagnosis.

(b) Per capita expenditures in total and by client population group and cultural and ethnic groups of the services area, including the deaf and hard of hearing population.

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description of funding authorized; expenditures by diagnosis group, service category, and reimbursement eligibility; and cost information by Medicaid, Healthy Michigan plan, state appropriated non-Medicaid mental health services, local funding, and other fund sources, including administration and funds specified for all outside contracts for services and products. Financial information must include the amount of funding, from each fund source, used to cover clinical services and supports. Service category includes all department-approved services.

(d) Data describing service outcomes that include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of consumer satisfaction, consumer choice, and quality of life concerns including, but not limited to, housing and employment.

(e) Information about access to CMHSPs, PIHPs, and designated regional entities for substance use disorder prevention and treatment that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(i) The number of people receiving requested services.

(ii) The number of people who requested services but did not receive services.

(f) The number of second opinions requested under the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1001 to 330.2106, and the determination of any appeals.

(g) Lapses and carryforwards during the previous fiscal year for CMHSPs, PIHPs, and designated regional entities for substance use disorder prevention and treatment.

(h) Performance indicator information required to be submitted to the department in the contracts with CMHSPs, PIHPs, and designated regional entities for substance use disorder prevention and treatment.


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(i) Administrative expenditures of each CMHSP, PIHP, and designated regional entity for substance use disorder prevention and treatment that include a breakout of the salary, benefits, and pension of each executive-level staff and shall include the director, chief executive, and chief operating officers and other members identified as executive staff.

(3) The report in subsection (1) shall contain the following information from the previous fiscal year on substance use disorder prevention, education, and treatment programs:

(a) The expenditures stratified by department-designated community mental health entity, by central diagnosis and referral agency, by fund source, by subcontractor, by population served, and by service type.

(b) The expenditures per state client, with data on the distribution of expenditures reported using a histogram approach.

(c) The number of services provided by central diagnosis and referral agency, by subcontractor, and by service type. Additionally, data on length of stay, referral source, and participation in other state programs.

(d) The collections from other first- or third-party payers, private donations, or other state or local programs, by department-designated community mental health entity, by subcontractor, by population served, and by service type.

(4) The department shall include data reporting requirements listed in subsections (2) and (3) in the annual contract with each individual CMHSP, PIHP, and designated regional entity for substance use disorder prevention and treatment.

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CMHSPs, PIHPs, and designated regional entities for substance use disorder prevention and treatment.

Sec. 907. (1) The amount appropriated in part 1 for community substance use disorder prevention, education, and treatment shall be expended to coordinate care and services provided to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorder diagnoses.

(2) The department shall approve managing entity fee schedules for providing substance use disorder services and charge participants in accordance with their ability to pay.

(3) The managing entity shall continue current efforts to collaborate on the delivery of services to those clients with mental illness and substance use disorder diagnoses with the goal of providing services in an administratively efficient manner.

Sec. 909. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for health homes, the department shall use available revenue from the marihuana regulatory fund established in section 604 of the medical marihuana facilities licensing act, 2016 PA 281, MCL 333.27604, to improve physical health, expand access to substance use disorder prevention and treatment services, and strengthen the existing prevention, treatment, and recovery systems.

Sec. 910. The department shall ensure that substance use disorder treatment is provided to applicants and recipients of public assistance through the department who are required to obtain substance use disorder treatment as a condition of eligibility for public assistance.

Sec. 911. (1) The department shall ensure that each contract with a CMHSP or PIHP requires the CMHSP or PIHP to implement programs to encourage diversion of individuals with serious mental


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illness, serious emotional disturbance, or developmental disability from possible jail incarceration when appropriate.

(2) Each CMHSP or PIHP shall have jail diversion services and shall work toward establishing working relationships with representative staff of local law enforcement agencies, including county prosecutors' offices, county sheriffs' offices, county jails, municipal police agencies, municipal detention facilities, and the courts. Written interagency agreements describing what services each participating agency is prepared to commit to the local jail diversion effort and the procedures to be used by local law enforcement agencies to access mental health jail diversion services are strongly encouraged.

Sec. 912. The department shall contract directly with the Salvation Army Harbor Light program to provide non-Medicaid substance use disorder services if the local coordinating agency or the department confirms the Salvation Army Harbor Light program meets the standard of care. The standard of care shall include, but is not limited to, utilization of the medication assisted treatment option.

Sec. 913. (1) From the funds appro