2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Brink
Co-Patron(s): Eisenberg, Watts
Purchase of Community Inpatient Mental Health Svs.

Item 312 #5h

Item 312 #5h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2007 $0 FY2008 $2,780,000 GF

Page 345, line 20, strike "$277,367,145" and insert "$280,147,145".
Page 350, after line 32, insert:
"FF.  Out of this appropriation, $2,780,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to Community Services Boards in Health Planning Region II for the purchase of additional community inpatient hospital services for individuals with mental illness."

(This amendment provides additional funding for the purchase of inpatient hospital services in Community Services Boards (CSBs) located in Health Planning Region II, Northern Virginia. Funding will allow the CSBs to meet current expenses for psychiatric inpatient beds in the region and to purchase an additional seven beds from a willing private hospital. Over the past two years, 51 acute care inpatient beds have been lost in this region, due to closures and economic decisions of community hospitals. An additional 400 individuals could be served in the community with this funding, thereby decreasing the demand on state mental health hospitals for services.)