HOUSE BILL 55

54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020

INTRODUCED BY

Elizabeth "Liz” Thomson and Joanne J. Ferrary

 

 

 

 

 

AN ACT

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT TO FUND SUPPORTS AND SERVICES RELATED TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

     SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.--

          A. The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2021:

                (1) two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) for the department's contract with New Mexico state university for the establishment and operation of a regional office on autism spectrum disorder;

                (2) three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) for the department's contract with New Mexico state university for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder who have not been allocated developmental disabilities medicaid waiver supports and services;

                (3) two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) for the department's contract with the center for development and disability at the university of New Mexico for the establishment of a regional office on autism spectrum disorder to align all systems of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder; for the center's assistance of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families; and for the analysis of autism spectrum disorder policies for recommendations to state agencies;

                (4) three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) for the department's contract with the center for development and disability at the university of New Mexico for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for youth and adults who do not receive developmental disabilities medicaid waiver supports and services;

                (5) four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) for the department's contract with the center for development and disability at the university of New Mexico for the development and implementation of diagnostic and clinical services for individuals who are over the age of twenty-one years and to fund autism spectrum disorder evaluations for children; and

                (6) one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for the department's contract with the center for development and disability at the university of New Mexico for research related to autism spectrum disorder and the establishment of a self-reported autism spectrum disorder registry.

          B. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance of an appropriation made pursuant to this section remaining at the end of fiscal year 2021 shall revert to the general fund.

     SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION--CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT.--

          A. The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the children, youth and families department for expenditure in fiscal year 2021:

                (1) three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) to fund the development and implementation of a high-fidelity wraparound supports and services model for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder who have a high acuity of need; and

                (2) five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to fund the department's contract with the center for development and disability at the university of New Mexico for the development of model services for a higher level of acuity of care for inpatient hospitalizations, residential treatment and specialized group home services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

          B. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2021 shall revert to the general fund.

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