2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Community Psychiatrists

Item 329 #4c

Item 329 #4c

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2001 $500,000 FY2002 $1,000,000 GF

Page 254, line 31, strike "$219,175,719" and insert "$219,675,719".
Page 254, line 31, strike "$219,175,719" and insert "$220,175,719".

(This amendment provides funding to hire full-time psychiatric staff in local Community Services Boards (CSBs). In cases where a CSB lacks a medical director, funds could be used for that purpose. Rural CSBs could also use the funding for the development or expansion of tele-behavioral psychiatry services. The additional staff will permit CSBs to reduce delays for psychiatric appointments and allow for better medication management. Funding for the first year reflects the cost of initial recruitment and phasing in the hiring of the new staff. Funding for the second year reflects the annualized cost of adding new psychiatry positions.)