2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Career Path for Direct Care Associates

Item 461 #12s

Item 461 #12s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2007 $148,658 FY2008 $811,861 GF

Page 396, line 1, strike "$124,835,526" and insert "$124,984,184".
Page 396, line 1, strike "$172,094,188" and insert "$172,906,049".
Page 403, following line 38, insert:
"Q. Out of the amounts for Compensation Supplements shall be paid
$148,658 the first year and $811,861 the second year from the general fund shall be used to implement a developmental career path program for direct service associates at mental health treatment centers and mental retardation training centers. The funds shall be used to provide training and educational programs and to increase salaries to qualifying direct service associates.  The department shall submit a quarterly report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources on the progress of the program, including the number of direct service associates participating at each facility.  Such Non-general fund amounts as are required to carry out the purpose of this paragraph are hereby appropriated."

(This amendment provides $148,658 GF the first year and $811,861 GF the second year for implementation of a developmental career path for direct care associates at the Department of Mental Health.)