2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Co-Patron(s): Hanger
HJR 225-Evaluate Human Rights Advocates (language only)

Item 323 #6s

Item 323 #6s

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 services 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."

(This amendment is self-explanatory. This is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Future Delivery of Publicly Funded Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.)