2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Brink
Outpatient Compentency Restoration of Adults

Item 312 #6h

Item 312 #6h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2007 $0 FY2008 $360,000 GF

Page 345, line 20, strike "$277,367,145" and insert "$277,727,145".

(This amendment provides funding for outpatient competency restoration of adults. Title 19.2, Chapter 11 of the Code of Virginia requires restoration of competency to be completed on an outpatient basis unless inpatient treatment is required. Typically, outpatient restoration services are provided by staff of community services boards (CSBs), although funding is not specifically earmarked for this purpose. Lack of adequate funding results in mentally ill adults remaining in jails longer awaiting restoration services, particularly as the number of competency restoration orders received by CSBs has increased significantly in the last few years.)