2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ruff
COPN for Gero-Psychiatric Nursing Facility (language only)

Item 305 #5h

Item 305 #5h

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 237, after line 6, insert:
"E. The Commissioner of Health is directed to issue a Request for Applications for Planning District 19 for a certificate of public need for a 120-bed, gero-psychiatric nursing facility to provide specialized, nonacute care to serve consumers from whom psychiatric hospitalization is no longer necessary but who cannot be returned to the community in which they and/or their support system resides for any reason including, but not limited to, the nonavailability of community-based, nonacute, specialized, gero-psychiatric care.  Such facility shall be located adjacent to Piedmont Geriatric Hospital."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)