Maine LD 236: An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Health and Human Services and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015

LD 236 (subjects: , )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=236&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Margaret Rotundo of Lewiston: (D – District 59) — e-mail | Facebook

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Hamper of Oxford, REFERRED to the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, in concurrence.
3/31/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-27) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-27).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/31/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-27) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-27), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/31/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 9
(Yeas 146 – Nays 1 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/31/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 236 as originally introduced. L.D. 236 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-27) .

An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Health and Human Services and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the 90-day period may not terminate until after the beginning of the next fiscal year; and

Whereas, certain obligations and expenses incident to the operation of state departments and institutions will become due and payable immediately; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

PART A

Sec. A-1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)

Consent Decree Z163

Initiative: Provides funding for unmet needs identified in the core services of the Consent Decree program.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$1,133,051 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,133,051 $0 $0

Developmental Services Waiver – MaineCare 0987

Initiative: Adjusts funding to properly align anticipated service provider tax revenues.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
($445,677) $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL ($445,677) $0 $0

Developmental Services Waiver – Supports Z006

Initiative: Adjusts funding to properly align anticipated service provider tax revenues.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
($260,087) $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL ($260,087) $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for repair of sidewalks around Riverview Psychiatric Center.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$34,218 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $34,218 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for Riverview Psychiatric Center to upgrade the current duress system.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Capital Expenditures
$30,020 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $30,020 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for locum tenens cost overruns due to physician vacancies.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$345,421 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $345,421 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Reorganizes 2 Mental Health Worker II positions to Acuity Specialist positions to address the needs of the hospital.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$1,308 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,308 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for additional survey work performed by the Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation requested by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$4,166 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $4,166 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for staff training.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$7,624 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $7,624 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for one full-time contracted pharmacist.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$55,477 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $55,477 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes 3 Nurse I positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$22,503 $0 $0
All Other
$1,419 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $23,922 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes 3 Hospital Nurse II positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$23,493 $0 $0
All Other
$1,419 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $24,912 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes 12 Acuity Specialist positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$75,416 $0 $0
All Other
$5,678 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $81,094 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes one Office Assistant II position and provides funding in All Other to support the position.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$4,956 $0 $0
All Other
$473 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $5,429 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding to upgrade the current video recording system at Riverview Psychiatric Center.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$9,688 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $9,688 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes 2 Hospital Nurse III positions and provides funding for related All Other costs.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$16,910 $0 $0
All Other
$946 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $17,856 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for additional contracted nursing staff.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$27,301 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $27,301 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Provides funding for a new electronic medical record system for Riverview Psychiatric Center and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$273,676 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $273,676 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes 2 Mental Health Worker I positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$11,494 $0 $0
All Other
$947 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $12,441 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes one Field Investigator position in order to streamline the investigative process and provides funding in All Other to support the position.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$6,491 $0 $0
All Other
$474 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $6,965 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes one Social Services Program Specialist II to serve as a recruiting specialist and provides funding for related All Other costs.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$7,550 $0 $0
All Other
$474 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $8,024 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes one Public Service Coordinator I position to oversee performance improvement activities in the hospital and provides funding for related All Other costs.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$6,662 $0 $0
All Other
$474 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $7,136 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes one Public Service Manager II position and provides funding for related All Other costs.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$9,851 $0 $0
All Other
$474 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $10,325 $0 $0

Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

Initiative: Establishes 2 Mental Health Worker II positions and provides funding for related All Other costs.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$10,893 $0 $0
All Other
$947 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $11,840 $0 $0

Medicaid Services – Developmental Services 0705

Initiative: Adjusts funding to properly align anticipated service provider tax revenues.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$445,677 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $445,677 $0 $0

Medicaid Services – Developmental Services 0705

Initiative: Adjusts funding to properly align anticipated service provider tax revenues.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$260,087 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $260,087 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for repair of sidewalks around Riverview Psychiatric Center.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$55,782 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $55,782 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for Riverview Psychiatric Center to upgrade the current duress system.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Capital Expenditures
$48,980 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $48,980 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for locum tenens cost overruns due to physician vacancies.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$568,809 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $568,809 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Reorganizes 2 Mental Health Worker II positions to Acuity Specialist positions to address the needs of the hospital.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$2,118 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $2,118 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for renovations of the Lower Saco unit of the Riverview Psychiatric Center.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Capital Expenditures
$40,000 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $40,000 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for a lease agreement for the Office of Outpatient Services.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$60,864 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $60,864 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for additional survey work performed by the Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation requested by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$6,764 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $6,764 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for staff training.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$12,396 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $12,396 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for one full-time contracted pharmacist.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$90,055 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $90,055 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes 3 Nurse I positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
3.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$36,684 $0 $0
All Other
$2,856 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $39,540 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes 3 Hospital Nurse II positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
3.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$38,307 $0 $0
All Other
$2,878 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $41,185 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes 12 Acuity Specialist positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
12.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$140,600 $0 $0
All Other
$11,334 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $151,934 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes one Office Assistant II position and provides funding in All Other to support the position.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$8,077 $0 $0
All Other
$895 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $8,972 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding to upgrade the current video recording system at Riverview Psychiatric Center.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$16,011 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $16,011 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes 2 Hospital Nurse III positions and provides funding for related All Other costs.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
2.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$27,568 $0 $0
All Other
$1,660 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $29,228 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for additional contracted nursing staff.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$45,123 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $45,123 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Provides funding for a new electronic medical record system for Riverview Psychiatric Center and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$452,330 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $452,330 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes 2 Mental Health Worker I positions and provides funding in All Other to support the positions.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
2.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$18,734 $0 $0
All Other
$1,822 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $20,556 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes one Field Investigator position in order to streamline the investigative process and provides funding in All Other to support the position.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$10,585 $0 $0
All Other
$929 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $11,514 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes one Social Services Program Specialist II position to serve as a recruiting specialist and provides funding for related All Other costs.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$12,309 $0 $0
All Other
$944 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $13,253 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes one Public Service Coordinator I position to oversee performance improvement activities in the hospital and provides funding for related All Other costs.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$10,860 $0 $0
All Other
$933 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $11,793 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes one Public Service Manager II position and provides funding for related All Other costs.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$16,062 $0 $0
All Other
$1,005 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $17,067 $0 $0

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

Initiative: Establishes 2 Mental Health Worker II positions and provides funding for related All Other costs.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – LEGISLATIVE COUNT
2.000 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$17,758 $0 $0
All Other
$1,809 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $19,567 $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
GENERAL FUND
$2,232,758 $0 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$1,662,977 $0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $3,895,735 $0 $0

Sec. A-2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services Z036

Initiative: Reorganizes one Social Service Program Specialist II position to a Social Service Manager I position.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$234 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $234 $0 $0

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$125 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $125 $0 $0

General Assistance – Reimbursement to Cities and Towns 0130

Initiative: Provides funding in order to meet projected obligations in the General Assistance – Reimbursement to Cities and Towns program.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$1,559,753 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,559,753 $0 $0

Low-cost Drugs To Maine’s Elderly 0202

Initiative: Adjusts funding in the Medical Care – Payments to Providers program and the Low-cost Drugs To Maine’s Elderly program to reflect a redistribution of funding within the Fund for a Healthy Maine.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$416,736 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $416,736 $0 $0

FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
($416,736) $0 $0
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FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE TOTAL ($416,736) $0 $0

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Provides continued funding for health homes for individuals with one or more chronic conditions due to the elimination of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s enhanced federal match of 90/10 that expired on December 31, 2014.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$1,856,002 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,856,002 $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
($1,856,002) $0 $0
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL ($1,856,002) $0 $0

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Provides funding to replace expiring federal funds that support enhanced funding levels for primary care physicians, as implemented by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The enhanced federal reimbursement rate from the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for these services ended on December 31, 2014. Increased General Fund support will supplant the loss of 100% federal funding.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$1,520,087 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,520,087 $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$2,459,198 $0 $0
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $2,459,198 $0 $0

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Provides funding due to a change in cash management.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$20,000,000 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $20,000,000 $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$32,356,021 $0 $0
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $32,356,021 $0 $0

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Adjusts funding in the Medical Care – Payments to Providers program and the Low-cost Drugs To Maine’s Elderly program to reflect a redistribution of funding within the Fund for a Healthy Maine.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
($7,196,570) $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($7,196,570) $0 $0

FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$7,196,570 $0 $0
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FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE TOTAL $7,196,570 $0 $0

Medical Care – Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Provides funding to repay the Federal Government for a portion of an audit finding included in a federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General report (Report No. CIN: A-01-12-00001).

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$4,000,000 $0 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $4,000,000 $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
($4,000,000) $0 $0
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL ($4,000,000) $0 $0

Medical Use of Marijuana Fund Z118

Initiative: Reorganizes one Social Service Program Specialist II position to a Social Service Manager I position.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$1,083 $0 $0
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $1,083 $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
GENERAL FUND
$22,156,242 $0 $0
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$28,959,217 $0 $0
FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE
$6,779,834 $0 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$1,208 $0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $57,896,501 $0 $0

PART B

Sec. B-1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)

Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 0679

Initiative: Provides funding for the approved reclassification of one Substance Abuse Program Specialist position to a Comprehensive Health Planner II position retroactive to September of 2013.

FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$7,381 $0 $0
All Other
$171 $0 $0
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FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND TOTAL $7,552 $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND
$7,552 $0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $7,552 $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention 0143

Initiative: Provides funding for the approved reclassification of one Senior Geologist position to a Senior Environmental Hydrogeologist position retroactive to August of 2012.

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$15,318 $0 $0
All Other
$564 $0 $0
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $15,882 $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$15,882 $0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $15,882 $0 $0

SECTION TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$15,882 $0 $0
FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND
$7,552 $0 $0
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SECTION TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $23,434 $0 $0

PART C

Sec. C-1. PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. WWW, 1 is repealed.

Sec. C-2. Transfer of funds. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for fiscal year 2014-15 only, the Department of Health and Human Services may transfer available balances from the State-funded Foster Care/Adoption Assistance program, All Other line category to the Office of Child and Family Services – Central and the Office of Child and Family Services – District programs to fund Personal Services or All Other expenditures that are incurred due to the cost of administering the child welfare program. These amounts may be transferred by financial order upon the recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor. These transfers are not considered adjustments to appropriations.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

summary

This bill adjusts appropriations and allocations from the General Fund and other funds for the expenditures of the Department of Health and Human Services and changes certain provisions of the law necessary to the proper operations of State Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

The bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to transfer funds between the programs within the Office of Child and Family Services related to the child welfare program.

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This information about LD 236 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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