2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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

Item 323 #12h

Item 323 #12h

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

Page 253, after line 28, insert:
"J. The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services is authorized to enter into a contract with a private provider operating a 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, as well as consumers who, absent the availability of such specialized, nonacute, gero-psychiatric nursing care, would become consumers of the Department's geriatric facilities.  Such facility shall be located adjacent to Piedmont Geriatric Hospital."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)