Sec. 161. In conjunction with community mental health services programs, the department must conduct annually and forward to the governor and the house of representatives and senate appropriations committees, and the senate and house of representatives committees with legislative oversight of human services and mental health, an evaluation
of the family support subsidy program that shall include, but is not limited to, all
of the following:
(a) The impact of the family support subsidy program upon children covered by this
act in facilities and residential care programs including, to the extent possible,
sample case reviews of families who choose not to participate.
(b) Case reviews of families who voluntarily terminate participation in the family
support subsidy program for any reason, particularly if the eligible minor is placed out of the family home, including the involvement of
the department and community mental health services programs in offering suitable
(c) Sample assessments of families receiving family support subsidy payments including
adequacy of subsidy and need for services not available.
(d) The efforts to encourage program participation of eligible families.
(e) The geographic distribution of families receiving subsidy payments and, to the
extent possible, eligible minors presumed to be eligible for family support subsidy
(f) Programmatic and legislative recommendations to further assist families in providing
care for eligible minors.
(g) Problems that arise in identifying eligible minors through diagnostic evaluations
performed under rules promulgated by the department of education.
(h) The number of beds reduced in state facilities and foster care facilities serving
severely mentally, multiply, and autistic impaired children when the children return
home to their natural families as a result of the family support subsidy program.
(i) Caseload figures by eligibility category as described in section 100a(29). 1
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