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On August 2, 2005, Chapter 392 of the Laws of 2005 were signed, enacting the Out-of-State Placement (OSP) Committee. The law improves the monitoring of out-of-state residential placements, promotes coordination across all levels of government and establishes a process for identifying and considering in-state resources prior to making an out-of-state placement. This legislation is a direct outcome of the Report of the Interagency Work Group on Out-of-State Residential Placements (June 2005) and became effective October 31, 2005.
The legislation requires the following:
The Out-of-State Placement Committee has been organized into six subcommittees – Registries, Contract Parameters, Model Processes, Integrated Funding, Infrastructure and Technical Assistance/Public Awareness – to achieve these results. This work is coordinated by an OSP Work Group, led by the Council on Children and Families. In addition to the agencies identified above, the Division of the Budget, Commission on the Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, the statewide director of the Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative, and two family liaisons serve on the OSP Work Group.
The 2006 Annual Report provides greater detail of the work of the Out of State Placement Committee.