HB 5

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in House May 22, 2024
  • Passed House May 16, 2024
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Reimbursement Of School-Based Behavioral Health Services.

Abstract

The State’s Medicaid Plan still limits the reimbursement of Medicaid-covered, school-based behavioral health services to those provided under an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), despite federal policy changes that allow for these services to be provided as a medical necessity without IEP or IFSP documentation. This bill would charge the Department of Health & Social Services to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a State Plan Amendment that would allow for reimbursement of medically necessary behavioral health services without IEP or IFSP documentation. Local education agencies must use the reimbursed funds to further invest in school-based behavioral health supports. This House Substitute differs from the original HB 5 in that the deadline for application for a State Plan Amendment is extended to January 1, 2025. It also allows the Department of Education, the administrator of all reimbursements, to retain up to 5% of federal reimbursement dollars in order to defray administrative costs. Remaining funds shall be reimbursed to the local education agencies providing the services.

Bill Sponsors (21)

Votes


May 16, 2024

Actions


Jun 12, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Finance

May 22, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Education

Senate

Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

May 16, 2024

House

Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Passed In House by Voice Vote

House

Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT

Senate

Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Education

Apr 17, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Apr 11, 2024

House

Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Mar 07, 2024

House

Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Mar 06, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 3 Favorable, 13 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Education

Feb 29, 2024

House

Adopted in lieu of the original bill HB 5, and Assigned to Education Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Education

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Bill Text PDF HTML
HA 1 to HS 1 for HB 5 HTML PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note PDF

Sources

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