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2012 Statute


39-1811.Community developmental disability services; maximization of federal financial participation; use of revenue derived therefrom; report to legislature. (a) In carrying out the provisions of subsection (b)(2) of K.S.A. 39-1804, and amendments thereto, the secretary shall ensure annually that all available state funds appropriated for community developmental disability services are used as match or certified match to secure federal financial participation to the maximum extent feasible.

(b) In addition, the secretary shall ensure that funding provided to any community developmental disability organization or any affiliate thereof by any taxing subdivision of the state is utilized as certified match for federal financial participation to the maximum extent feasible. Any public funding identified under this section shall be retained at the local level and the authority for the use of such revenues shall be subject to the statutory authority under which such funds are collected and expended and to any agreements entered into by the local authority with the community service provider or community developmental disability organization to which such funds have been granted, appropriated or otherwise transferred. No community developmental disability organization or affiliate shall use any funding received pursuant to this section to supplant funds previously received from any taxing subdivision of the state. In the event that such funding provided by any taxing subdivision of the state becomes unavailable for any reason, the state shall have no obligation, except as otherwise provided by law, to provide funding in the amount no longer available in order to retain the same level of federal financial participation.

(c) All actions of the secretary to maximize the availability of federal financial participation shall be in accordance with applicable federal statutes and regulations.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in this section, revenue derived from the maximization of federal financial participation shall be used exclusively (1) to increase the reimbursement rate above the state fiscal year 2001 levels for the home and community based services developmental disabilities waiver for day, residential, and individual and family supports, provided on or after July 1, 2001, based on an apportionment agreed to by the secretary and the community developmental disability organizations; or (2) for other medicaid reimbursable services for persons with developmental disabilities based upon an agreement entered into by the secretary and community developmental disability organizations by written contract. The secretary shall not be required to utilize more than $15,000,000 in funding provided to community developmental disability organizations and their affiliates by any taxing subdivision of the state as match for additional federal financial participation in any state fiscal year.

(e) The secretary shall require that the council of community members in each service area convene representatives of the community developmental disability organization, community service providers, families, consumers and other community stakeholders to develop and implement community capacity building plans annually, to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery. Each such local plan shall: (1) Identify strengths within the local service area, including natural and community supports; (2) identify barriers to meeting the independence, productivity, integration and inclusion goals of the developmental disabilities reform act; and (3) identify key goals that will be addressed in the service area to develop and maintain such community capacity.

(f) The secretary shall report to the legislature on or before the 15th day of each regular session on the results of plans to maximize federal financial participation and on the results of community capacity building plans developed and implemented within each service area.

(g) This section shall be construed to be part of and supplemental to the developmental disabilities reform act.

History: L. 2001, ch. 197, § 5; L. 2002, ch. 197, § 1; July 1.