2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Additional Medical Facilities (language only)

Item 387 #3c

Item 387 #3c

Public Safety
Department Of Corrections

Page 339, after line 52, insert:
"G. The Department of Corrections shall provide a planning report on alternatives for developing additional medical, mental health and geriatric facilities.  The report 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 an interim report, including a scope statement and work plan, shall be provided by October 16, 2006, and a final report by April 30, 2007, to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees."

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