52-2-309. Children's system of care account. (1) There is a children's system of care account in the state special revenue fund to the credit of the department. The fund must be used for the purpose of administering and delivering services to high-risk children with multiagency service needs and to provide for the children's care, protection, and mental, social, and physical development.
(2) The children's system of care account must consist of funds:
(a) transferred, to the extent possible within existing resources, by the agencies named in 52-2-303 from their agency appropriation;
(b) designated by the legislature; or
(c) received for the account from any other source.
(3) The department shall use funds from the children's system of care account to reimburse in-state or community-based providers of services for services that allow high-risk children with multiagency service needs to be placed or to remain in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting, to the extent that the services are not eligible for reimbursement from another source.