2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Martin
SJR 440-Clinical Guidelines (language only)

Item 408 #2s

Item 408 #2s

Public Safety
Corrections, Central Activities, Department of

Page 308, line 1, insert:
"E.  The State Board of Corrections and the State Board of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, in conjunction with the Virginia Sheriffs' Association, the Virginia Regional Jails Association, and the Virginia  Association of Community Services Boards, shall develop (i) minimum guidelines for the provision of mental health and substance abuse treatment services in local and regional jails that reflect an adequate continuum of services, including the availability of atypical antipsychotic medications; and (ii) a plan, including  the necessary fiscal and staff resources for meeting the guidelines.  The Boards shall report their findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Joint Commission on Behavioral Health Care by September 30, 2002."

(This amendment is one of a series of amendments implementing recommendations of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Treatment Options for Offenders with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Disorders (SJR 440).)