Below is information about Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008, the landmark rate-setting law the Council and others worked to pass more than 10 years ago. The Council routinely attends public hearings and files testimony on human services rates.
Governor Baker’s budget proposal released Wednesday includes a record $160 million for the Chapter 257 and Human Services Reserve (1599‐6903) and the administration noted it intends to change the wayRead More
The Massachusetts state House and Senate overwhelming approved a $41.88 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget late Wednesday afternoon that includes about $340 million in additional spending due to higher-than-projected state tax revenues. It also includes a nearly $5 million boost for DCF Family Resource Centers (4800-0040) and a Chapter 257 Rate Reserve account (1599-6903) of $39.7 million.Read More
The Providers’ Council and other human services trade associations submitted testimony on Thursday, March 1, 2018 on 101 CMR 413.00: Payments for Youth Intermediate-Term Stabilization Services. You can download the testimony here.Read More