2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Expand Service Capacity for Mentally Disabled Youth (language only)

Item 329 #11s

Item 329 #11s

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

Page 263, after line 6, insert:
"K.  The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) shall identify and create opportunities for public-private partnerships and the necessary incentives to establish and maintain an adequate supply of residential beds for the treatment of juveniles with mental health treatment needs, including those who are mentally retarded, aggressive, or sex offenders and those juveniles who need short-term crisis stabilization short of psychiatric hospitalization. The DMHMRSAS and the DJJ shall report their findings and actions to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by September 30, 2002."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)