Bill No.
35-17
Concerning: Finance - Payments to
Service Providers
Revised: 12/04/2017
Draft No. 5
Introduced:
October 31. 2017
Enacted:
December 12.2017
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
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Ch. _ _ Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Berliner
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers Leventhal, EIrich, Katz, Floreen, Rice, Hucker, Council Vice-
President Riemer and Councilmember Navarro
AN
ACT to:
(1) provide for an annual payment to certain providers of direct services to persons
with developmental disabilities;
(2) require the Director of [[Finance]] Health and Human Services to consider certain
factors in [[setting]] recommending the amount of the payment;
(3) establish eligibility standards for a provider to receive the payment; and
(4) generally amend the law governing payments to service providers.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 20, Finance
Article XVI, Payments to Service Providers
Section 20-83
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Article XVI (Section 20-83) is added to Chapter 20 as follows:
ARTICLE XVI. Payments to Service Providers.
20-83.
Payment to providers of direct services to persons with
developmental disabilities.
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Definitions.
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this Section:
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Developmental disability
means developmental disability as
dermed in Section 7-101 of the Health : General Article of the
Maryland Code.
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Direct service worker
means an employee of
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service provider
that provides direct treatment or services to persons with
developmental disabilities for at least 50[[%]] percent of their
work hours.
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[[Director
means the Director of the Department of Finance.
Service provider
means an organization providing direct
residential,
meaningful
day
(including
employment
and
community development services) or support services to clients
through the Developmental Disabilities Administration of the
Maryland Department of Health.
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Payment.
Each year, to the extent that funds are appropriated, the
Director of Finance must make
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payment to each eligible service
provider in recognition of the higher cost of living in Montgomery
County compared to other parts of Maryland.
.(£}
[Amount] Recommended amount
Q[
payment.
[[In
calculating the
payment, the]] The Director of Health and Human Services must..
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February 1 of each year. recommend to the Executive and Council the
amount of the payment. [[consider]] considering:
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the State reimbursement rates to service providers; [[and]]
the total cost of providing services. including wages; and
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the additional operating support needed to allow each service
provider to 00 direct service workers, on average, 125[[%]]
percent of the County minimum wage.
Eligibility fOr payment.
To receive
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payment under this Section,
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service provider must:
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demonstrate to the Department of Health and Human Services
that it
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direct service workers at
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rate specified in the
Council's current operating budget resolution; and
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meet any other eligibility standards set in regulation.
Regulations.
The Executive may issue regulations under Method
ill
to
implement this Section.
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No. 35-17
Approved:
Hans
D.
Riemer. President,
Approved:
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Date
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Bill No.
35-17
Concerning: Finance - Payments to
Service Providers
Revised: 12/04/2017
Draft No. 5
Introduced:
October 31. 2017
Enacted:
December 12.2017
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
~N=on""'e=__
_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _ Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
I
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Berliner
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers Leventhal, EIrich, Katz, Floreen, Rice, Hucker, Council Vice-
President Riemer and Councilmember Navarro
AN
ACT to:
(1) provide for an annual payment to certain providers of direct services to persons
with developmental disabilities;
(2) require the Director of [[Finance]] Health and Human Services to consider certain
factors in [[setting]] recommending the amount of the payment;
(3) establish eligibility standards for a provider to receive the payment; and
(4) generally amend the law governing payments to service providers.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 20, Finance
Article XVI, Payments to Service Providers
Section 20-83
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 35-17
[
1
Sec
1.
Article XVI (Section 20-83) is added to Chapter 20 as follows:
ARTICLE XVI. Payments to Service Providers.
20-83.
Payment to providers of direct services to persons with
developmental disabilities.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
W
Definitions.
In
this Section:
ill
Developmental disability
means developmental disability as
dermed in Section 7-101 of the Health : General Article of the
Maryland Code.
ill
Direct service worker
means an employee of
~
service provider
that provides direct treatment or services to persons with
developmental disabilities for at least 50[[%]] percent of their
work hours.
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
ill
ill]]
[[Director
means the Director of the Department of Finance.
Service provider
means an organization providing direct
residential,
meaningful
day
(including
employment
and
community development services) or support services to clients
through the Developmental Disabilities Administration of the
Maryland Department of Health.
(Q)
Payment.
Each year, to the extent that funds are appropriated, the
Director of Finance must make
~
payment to each eligible service
provider in recognition of the higher cost of living in Montgomery
County compared to other parts of Maryland.
.(£}
[Amount] Recommended amount
Q[
payment.
[[In
calculating the
payment, the]] The Director of Health and Human Services must..
~
February 1 of each year. recommend to the Executive and Council the
amount of the payment. [[consider]] considering:
ill
ill
the State reimbursement rates to service providers; [[and]]
the total cost of providing services. including wages; and
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No. 35-17
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the additional operating support needed to allow each service
provider to 00 direct service workers, on average, 125[[%]]
percent of the County minimum wage.
Eligibility fOr payment.
To receive
~
payment under this Section,
~
service provider must:
ill
demonstrate to the Department of Health and Human Services
that it
~
35
36
37
38
39
direct service workers at
~
rate specified in the
Council's current operating budget resolution; and
ill
ill
meet any other eligibility standards set in regulation.
Regulations.
The Executive may issue regulations under Method
ill
to
implement this Section.
-3-
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BILL
No. 35-17
Approved:
Hans
D.
Riemer. President,
Approved:
~
Date
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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