2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Louderback
Access to Children's MH Services (language only)

Item 329 #1h

Item 329 #1h

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

Page 262, line 48, strike "and".
Page 262, line 49, insert:
"and representatives from community policy and management teams representing various regions of the Commonwealth, including Shenandoah County".
Page 262, line 57, after "improvement.", insert:
"The plan shall also examine funding restrictions of the Comprehensive Services Act which impede rural localities from developing local programs for children who are often referred to private day and residential treatment facilities for services and make recommendations regarding how rural localities can improve prevention, intervention, and treatment for high-risk children and families, with the goal of broadening treatment options and improving quality and cost effectiveness."

(This amendment adds language to broaden the scope of a integrated policy and plan for improving access by children to mental health and mental retardation treatment services, and services provided under the Comprehensive Services Act. It includes local community policy and management teams (CPMTs) from various regions in the development of the plan, specifically Shenandoah County.)