2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Crisis Stabilization Services

Item 334 #5s

Item 334 #5s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2005 $0 FY2006 $2,200,000 GF

Page 327, line 34, strike "$232,879,878" and insert "$235,079,878".
Page 330, after line 3, insert:
"R.  Of this appropriation, $3.3 million from the general fund the second year shall be used to address the increased demand for and reduced availability of acute, in-patient services and to assist communities in responding to the lack of available in-patient psychiatric beds for persons detained on a "Temporary Detention Order" (TDO).  These funds shall be used to establish six, 6-bed community-based, crisis stabilization units in designated regions determined by the Commissioner."

(This amendment provides an additional $2.2 million from the general fund the second year to establish six crisis stabilization programs in areas of the Commonwealth experiencing severe shortages of available inpatient treatment beds. The introduced budget included $1.1 million for two locations. Crisis stabilization services have proven effective in assisting individuals in crisis, providing needed stabilization and treatment, and averting more costly hospital placements. These programs will increase the availability of less restrictive, recovery-oriented, 24-hour programs as alternatives to in-patient psychiatric hospitalization. These units would provide intensive intervention, stabilization and/or residential services for individuals who would otherwise be voluntarily or involuntarily (TDO) admitted to a psychiatric hospital.)