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§ 15-130. Seriously emotionally disturbed individuals; funding

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: May 8, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Medical and Pharmacy Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 8, 2020
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-130
§ 15-130. Seriously emotionally disturbed individuals; funding
Seriously emotionally disturbed defined
(a) In this section, “seriously emotionally disturbed” means a condition that is:
(1) Manifest in an individual younger than 18 years or, if the individual is in a residential treatment center, younger than 21 years;
(2) Diagnosed according to the current diagnostic classification system that is recognized by the Secretary; and
(3) Characterized by a functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the child's role or functioning in the family, school, or community activities.
Federal funds
(b)(1) The Department shall apply to the Health Care Financing Administration of the federal Department of Health and Human Services for a home- and community-based services waiver under § 1915(c) of the federal Social Security Act1 in order to receive federal matching funds for services to seriously emotionally disturbed individuals who would otherwise require institutionalization in a residential treatment center.
(2) The Department shall apply to the Health Care Financing Administration of the federal Department of Health and Human Services for a home- and community-based services waiver under § 1915(c) of the federal Social Security Act in order to receive federal matching funds for services to autistic children aged 1 through 21 years who would otherwise require institutionalization in an institution for the developmentally disabled.
Services provided
(c) In accordance with subsection (b)(1) and (2) of this section, the services to be provided for seriously emotionally disturbed individuals or autistic children may include:
(1) Respite services;
(2) Family training and education;
(3) Day treatment services;
(4) Therapeutic integration services;
(5) Intensive individual support services;
(6) Therapeutic living services;
(7) Intensive in-home intervention services; and
(8) Specialized case management services.
Funds for autistic children
(d) The State matching funds required to cover the Medicaid costs under the waiver for autistic children shall be certified or otherwise provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, local school systems, and local lead agencies.
Funds for seriously emotionally disturbed individuals
(e) The State matching funds required to cover the Medicaid costs under the waiver for seriously emotionally disturbed individuals shall be certified or otherwise provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, local school systems, local lead agencies, and the Behavioral Health Administration.
Repealed
(f) Repealed by Acts 2009, c. 656, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 134, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 1999, c. 446, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2009, c. 656, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2014, c. 45, § 5; Acts 2020, c. 628, § 1, eff. May 8, 2020.

Footnotes

Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, codified at 42 U.S.C.A. § 301 et seq.
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-130, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-130
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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