2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Scott, J.M.
Prior Year NVMHI Nurse Salary Adjustment

Item 317 #3h

Item 317 #3h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2007 $154,656 FY2008 $154,656 GF

Page 286, line 5, strike "$81,237,456" and insert "$81,392,112".
Page 286, line 5, strike "$81,237,456" and insert "$81,392,112".

(This amendment provides additional funding each year to adjust salaries of nurses at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (NVMHI). A 2004 study by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services found the salaries of 17 Registered Nurses at NVMHI to be out of alignment. Funding provided by the 2005 General Assembly corrected this problem. However, the salary adjustments would have had to have been much higher, but for a previous adjustment that NVMHI had made in 2001 to stem the loss of nurses. This funding was made available out of the NVMHI budget at the cost of other necessary budget items such as equipment upgrades, information systems enhancements and other necessary items. This additional funding will allow repay NVMHI the cost of this early salary adjustment and allow the facility to purchase necessary equipment and cover operating costs.)