1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Study of Nursing Home Care for Geriatric Patients

Item 341 #9c

Item 341 #9c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $5,000 GF

Page 274, line 19, strike "$18,103,097" and insert "$18,108,097".
Page 278, after line 10, insert:
"M.1.  The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services shall conduct a study of the feasibility of contracting with a provider for the provision of specialized, nonacute psychiatric care in a nursing facility for current patients of Virginia's geriatric facilities or for persons who, absent the option of such nursing care, would become patients of Virginia's geriatric facilities.  
2.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department shall determine from this study if such an agreement can be operated at a cost savings to the Department.  The study should consider quality of care and the economic impact to the community of Burkeville.
3.  Establishment of a facility as described shall not be counted as part of the nursing home inventory in the Piedmont Planning District.
The Department shall complete its feasibility study and provide a written report on its results to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 1999."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)