Within available funds, the secretary of the department of social and health services shall support blended funding projects for youth. To be eligible for blended funding a child must be eligible for services designed to address a behavioral, mental, emotional, or substance abuse issue from the department of social and health services and require services from more than one categorical service delivery system. Before any blended funding project is established by the secretary, any entity or person proposing the project shall seek input from the public health and safety network or networks established in the catchment area of the project. The network or networks shall submit recommendations on the blended funding project to the private-public initiative described in RCW 70.305.020. The private-public initiative shall advise the secretary whether to approve the proposed blended funding project. The network shall review the proposed blended funding project pursuant to its authority to examine the decategorization of program funds under *RCW 70.190.110, within the current appropriation level. The department shall document the number of children who participate in blended funding projects, the total blended funding amounts per child, the amount charged to each appropriation by program, and services provided to each child through each blended funding project and report this information to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1st of each year, beginning in December 1, 2000.
[2011 1st sp.s. c 32 § 10; 2000 c 219 § 2.]
| *Reviser's note: RCW 70.190.110 was repealed by 2011 1st sp.s. c 32 § 13, effective June 30, 2012.|
Transition plan -- Report to the legislature -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 32: See note following RCW 70.305.005.
Severability -- Effective date -- 2000 c 219: See notes following RCW 74.14A.020.