2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Additional Medical Facilities (language only)

Item 387 #3s

Item 387 #3s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 339, following line 52, insert:
"G. The Department of Corrections shall conduct a planning study of alternatives for developing additional medical, mental health and geriatric facilities.  The study shall consider the potential for cost savings through the expansion or replacement of the medical unit at Powhatan Correctional Center, the optimum mix of services and facilities at other facilities, the use of contract services, requirements for mental health services, requirements for geriatric services for older inmates, and financing options.  Copies of the report shall be provided to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 16, 2006."

(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to study the need for medical, mental health and geriatric facilities.)