2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Evaluation of Human Rights Advocates (language only)

Item 323 #7c

Item 323 #7c

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

Page 253, after line 28, insert:
"J. The Department shall evaluate the number, qualifications, competencies, and service of state facility and regional human rights advocates to ensure that each consumer in a state facility or community program has sufficient access, in terms of timeliness, geography, cultural competence, and community modalities, to a knowledgeable and skilled advocate.  The Department shall ensure that these advocates are recruited, hired, trained, and supervised by the Office of Human Rights.  The Department shall report on the results of this evaluation by December 15, 2000, to the Governor and General Assembly."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)