2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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No Closure of SVMHI (language only)

Item 355 #1h

Item 355 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute

Page 338, after line 14, insert:
"No structure, land, or tangible property operated by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services at Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute shall be sold, privatized, closed, or converted to any other use without the approval of the General Assembly.  The Department shall continue to operate Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute for the care and treatment of seriously mentally ill individuals.  Any plan to reduce appropriations or the capacity for Southern Virginia Mental Health Institutue shall be submitted to the General Assembly for approval."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)