2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
JCHC-Adult Care Residence Licensing

Item 388 #1h

Item 388 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2001 $480,000 FY2002 $480,000 GF
FY2001 12.00 FY2002 12.00 FTE

Page 282, line 43, strike "$10,672,291" and insert "$11,152,291".
Page 282, line 43, strike "$10,499,341" and insert "$10,979,341".

(This amendment adds funding and 12 additional licensing positions within the Department of Social Services (DSS) to allow DSS, in consultation with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, to increase its oversight of services for mentally disabled residents living in adult care residences (ACRs). A 1997 JLARC study found that 47 percent of the public pay clients in ACRs had a behavioral health diagnosis. A 1999 Joint Commission on Health Care study found that 74 percent of the community services boards believed DSS’s enforcement of ACR regulations was inadequate to protect the health and safety of mentally disabled residents. The additional funding and positions will enable DSS to better protect the health and safety of the mentally disabled residents of ACRs. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)