View Amendment Current Amendment: 36 to Bill 3720 Rep. PUTNAM proposes the following Amendment No. 36 to H.3720 as introduced by Ways & Means
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EXPLANATION: Requires DSS to study feasibility of implementing an updated and modern Case Management System

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 38, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 369, after line 25, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (DSS: Case Management System)      The Department of Social Services, in consultation with the Department of Administration, shall study the feasibility of implementing an Advanced Data Analytic Technology for Child Welfare Program to access, integrate, and analyze data sources to calculate a child's risk scores for abuse or neglect. The department shall solicit feedback from appropriate stakeholder representatives from child welfare services at the state and county levels. The Department of Administration shall provide technical and cost benefit analysis related to the proposed system.
     Based on the findings in the Department's study, the Deparment must submit a request for any necessary funding neededto implement this system in the agency's submittal of budget request decision packages to the Executive Budget Office.
     The study shall determine whether an Advanced Data Analytic Technology for Child Welfare Program should provide the ability to integrate data from various state and county sources and the capability to merge data from different databases, analyze social network and link relationships, and use the latest analytical techniques including Advanced modeling, complex pattern analysis, social network analysis, text mining, and geospatial analysis, to more accurately and precisely calculate child risk scores. The study must also review potential ability to regularly monitor data sources, provide alert mechanisms with risk factors exceed preset tolerance levels, and an intuitive interface for caseworkers to easily prioritize and visualize cases and related information about the child and his or her environment.
     Unless prohibited by state or federal statute or rules or regulations, state agencies shall make their data available to the Department of Social Services for the specific purpose of the study. Data sharing agreements or memoranda of understanding must be executed between agencies to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the data. The Department of Social Services shall submit recommendations and cost estimates on the implementation of the Advanced Data Analytic Technology for Child Welfare Program to the Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee by November 1, 2017.

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