State Coordinating Council
The State Coordinating Council for Residential Placement of Disabled Children (SCC) and the Local Coordinating Councils (LCCs) were established in the 1980’s as a result of the State’s long-standing concern for children who are placed in residential treatment. The SCC is comprised of representatives of Maryland’s child-serving Agencies. The LCC included local representatives from each of the child-serving agencies and and often a parent from the community and/or a member of a local parent-advocacy group. LCC were abrogated effective June 30, 2011.
The goals of the SCC are to:
- Combine the resources of various agencies to improve services to children.
- Foster the development of resources necessary to serve children with intensive needs in Maryland.
- Promote interagency coordination in the provision of services.
- Ensure State funds for residential placement of children with special needs are allocated in accordance with Human Services Article §8-401-409 (previously Article 49D) (Annotated Code of Maryland), House Bill 1386 (2003 Session), and other relevant state and federal laws.
- Assure placement in the least restrictive environment appropriate.
- Recommend and facilitate the development of new and enhanced community-based programs to serve children with disabilities who might otherwise remain in restrictive placements that are geographically distant from their families and communities.
Below are links to reference materials and current forms. The SCC forms must be completed in Microsoft Word. Referrals to the SCC are accepted only from SCC member agencies.
- SCC Directory
- Quick Guide to the State Coordinating Councils (SCCs)
- COMAR 14.31.01 (SCC/LCC Regulations)
- State Coordinating Council Referral Form
Changes to the Human Services Article affecting the operation of the SCC and LCC; and establishing a Local Care Team in each jurisdiction were effective July 1, 2011.
For more information, go to http://goc.maryland.gov/LocalCareTeam.html