House Bill 1599
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Role of department of child services. Beginning in 2008: (1) consolidates the county family and children's fund, children's psychiatric residential treatment services fund, county medical assistance to wards fund, and children with special health care needs county fund into a new child welfare fund; (2) limits the levy that may be imposed for the child welfare fund; (3) requires money in the child welfare fund to be deposited in the state child welfare fund; and (4) transfers responsibility for paying child welfare expenses to the state. Allows the department of child services (DCS) to file a report objecting to services ordered in a dispositional decree entered by the juvenile court. Allows the DCS to charge back to a county the difference, if any, in the cost between the services ordered by the juvenile court in a dispositional decree and the services recommended by the DCS in the objection to services report.
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