Increases rates for Behavioral Rehabilitation Services to reflect actual costs of care, effective July 1, 2018.
Directs the Caseload Forecast Council to forecast the number of youth expected to receive Behavioral Rehabilitation Services while involved in the foster care system.
Behavioral Rehabilitation Services placements must be forecasted and budgeted as maintenance level costs.
The substitute notes that
•Requires the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) to facilitate a workgroup to design a rate payment methodology for behavioral rehabilitation services (BRS) that is based on actual costs of care. The workgroup must report their findings to the Legislature by November 1, 2018.
•Requires the Caseload Forecast Council (CFC) to forecast the number of youth expected to receive BRS
•Requires expenditures for BRS to be forecasted and budgeted as maintenance level costs.