Budget Reduction Strategies

October 19, 2014

Fees have replaced taxes as the way to increase state revenue while avoiding the dreaded “T” word and the budget reduction strategies proposed by DBHDS include three new fees for providers:
  • A $15 charge for the use of the online “Knowledge Center” where the Supervisor’s Training for the ID Waiver is offered
  • An increase of $10 per request for the processing of Criminal Background Checks, and
  • An initial fee of $750 to apply for a DBHDS License and a fee of $500 per location to renew a license (effective February 1, 2015)
We are trying to get some sense of the impact of the Licensing Fee – please look for a survey link on the home page of the website and answer the two questions posed!