2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Eliminate Contingency for MH Discharge Assistance (language only)

Item 332 #2h

Item 332 #2h

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

Page 269, line 37, after "plans", strike "is contingent upon the" and insert "."
Page 269, strike lines 38 through 40.

(This amendment eliminates language in the introduced budget making the additional funding to discharge 77 long-term mental disabled patients from state facilities and treat with specialized services contingent upon the Governor's proposed tax plan. The introduced budget added $3.6 million general fund in the first year and $5.4 million general fund in the second year to allow for the discharge of 77 long-term rehabilitation patients who have been identified and are ready to be discharged from state mental health facilities. Funding, estimated at $70,000 per individual, will be used to provide specialized services for individuals who face extraordinary barriers to placement in the community. This is one of several amendments addressing contingency funding for Olmstead initiatives.)