2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:826 — Community and family support system fund

§826.  Community and Family Support System Fund

A.  There is hereby created, as a special fund in the state treasury, the Community and Family Support System Fund, hereafter sometimes referred to as "the fund".

B.(1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, after compliance with the requirements of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana relative to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund, and after a sufficient amount is allocated from that fund to pay all of the obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within any fiscal year, the treasurer shall pay an amount equal to the amount collected by the state attributable to the sale or lease of all or part of any movable and immovable property previously operated by the office for citizens with developmental disabilities within the Department of Health and Hospitals.

(2)  Monies appropriated from the fund shall be used solely as provided by Subsection C of this Section and only in the amounts appropriated by the legislature.  All unexpended and unencumbered monies in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund.  The monies in the fund shall be invested by the state treasurer in the same manner as monies in the state general fund, and interest earned on the investment of these monies shall be credited to the fund following compliance with the requirements of Article VII, Section 9(B) relative to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund.

C.(1)  Subject to annual appropriation by the legislature, the monies in the Community and Family Support System Fund shall be used solely to improve the capacity of the state to meet the varying and complex needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, with emphasis on increasing the number of recipients of waiver services.

(2)  The monies in the fund shall not be used to displace, replace, or supplant appropriations from the state general fund for the state and Medicaid community-based developmental services below the amount of state general fund appropriations for the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year.

(3)  For the purposes of this Section "waiver services" means Medicaid services provided under the New Opportunities Waiver, the Children's Choice Waiver, or any other Medicaid home and community based waiver for persons with developmental disabilities as promulgated by rule by the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Acts 2006, No. 555, §1.

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