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FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES

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AMENDMENTS

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2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Wayne A. Harper

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Senate Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends the Services to People With Disabilities chapter of the Utah Human
             11      Services Code by removing the reporting and review requirements and the repealer
             12      provisions from the Pilot Program for the Provision of Family Preservation Services.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    removes the reporting and review requirements from the Pilot Program for the
             16      Provision of Family Preservation Services; and
             17          .    removes the repealer provisions relating to the Pilot Program for the Provision of
             18      Family Preservation Services.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          62A-5-103.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             26          63I-1-262, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 136 and renumbered and
             27      amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             30          Section 1. Section 62A-5-103.2 is amended to read:
             31           62A-5-103.2. Pilot Program for the Provision of Family Preservation Services.
             32          (1) There is established a pilot program for the provision of family preservation
             33      services to a person with a disability and that person's family, beginning on July 1, 2007, and
             34      ending on July 1, 2009.
             35          (2) The family preservation services described in Subsection (1) may include:
             36          (a) family skill building classes;
             37          (b) respite hours for class attendance; or
             38          (c) professional intervention.
             39          (3) The division shall make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             40      Administrative Rulemaking Act, as necessary for the implementation and administration of
             41      this section.
             42          (4) In accordance with Subsection (5), within funds appropriated by the Legislature
             43      for the pilot program described in this section, the division shall provide family preservation
             44      services to a person with a disability, and that person's family, if that person:
             45          (a) is eligible to receive services from the division;
             46          (b) has applied for, and is willing to receive, services from the division;
             47          (c) is not receiving other ongoing services from the division;
             48          (d) is not able to receive sufficient family preservation services from other sources;
             49          (e) is determined by the division to be a person who would substantially benefit from
             50      the provision of family preservation services; and
             51          (f) does not require the provision of other ongoing services from the division in order
             52      to substantially benefit from the provision of family preservation services.
             53          (5) (a) The division shall provide family preservation services under this section
             54      outside of the prioritization criteria established by the division for the receipt of other services
             55      from the division.
             56          (b) The division shall establish criteria to determine the priority, between persons
             57      eligible for services under this section, for receiving services under this section.


             58          (6) It is the intent of the Legislature that the services provided under the pilot program
             59      described in this section:
             60          (a) shall be provided separately from the Medicaid program described in Title XIX of
             61      the Social Security Act;
             62          (b) may not be supported with Medicaid funds;
             63          (c) may not be provided as part of a Medicaid waiver;
             64          (d) do not constitute an entitlement of any kind; and
             65          (e) may be withdrawn from a person at any time.
             66          [(7) The director of the division shall report to the Health and Human Services Interim
             67      Committee during the 2008 interim regarding:]
             68          [(a) the operation and accomplishments of the pilot program described in this section;]
             69          [(b) whether the Legislature should convert the pilot program to an ongoing program
             70      within the division; and]
             71          [(c) recommendations for changes, if any, related to the pilot program.]
             72          [(8) During the 2008 interim, the Health and Human Services Interim Committee
             73      shall:]
             74          [(a) hear or review the report described in Subsection (7); and]
             75          [(b) determine whether the pilot program described in this section should be converted
             76      into an ongoing program within the division.]
             77          Section 2. Section 63I-1-262 is amended to read:
             78           63I-1-262. Repeal dates, Title 62A.
             79          [(1)] Section 62A-5-103.1 , Program for provision of supported employment services,
             80      is repealed July 1, 2013.
             81          [(2) Section 62A-5-103.2 , Pilot program for family preservation services, is repealed
             82      July 1, 2009.]


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