1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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PACT Services at MHMR Facilities (language only)

Item 327 #6h

Item 327 #6h

Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of

Page 234, after line 3, insert:
"I.  Out of the appropriation for this item, the Department shall initiate a Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) pilot project at one or more of the state facilities to provide services to adults with serious mental illnesses in the community in order to reduce hospitalizations.  The pilot project shall be established, administered, and evaluated by the Department.  A report on the status of the pilot project shall be made to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Publicly Funded Mental Health System, by November 1, 1997."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)