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May 10, 2013
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Committees OK adding $3M to Health Division budgets

Lawmakers rejected Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to have non-state workers provide three-quarters of Early Intervention Services to children, citing concerns that the necessary community providers might not be there. Thursday’s decision means the state will have to add 37 more developmental specialists to the EIS program to cover costs of maintaining the 50-50 split between community and state providers. That will cost the general fund an additional $2.26 million over the biennium. Staffers advised lawmakers that testimony in the joint subcommittee indicated that, while there are providers in certain specialties to help the medically fragile children who need EIS, there …

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