2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Standardized Reporting System for CSBs (language only)

Item 316 #3c

Item 316 #3c

Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities

Page 305, after line 46, insert:
"NN.  The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB) and with input from the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, shall develop and maintain a reporting process to monitor implementation of (i) the new services funded in this item and (ii) changes to the civil commitment process included in Senate Bill 246, House Bill 499, House Bill 559 and House Bill 560 from the 2008 Session of the General Assembly.  The Department and VACSB shall identify specific data elements or performance measures that will be reported through this process.  The Commissioner shall submit a report on the implementation of these new services no later than December 1, 2008, and each year thereafter.  The Commissioner shall submit a report describing the reporting process to measure CSB performance on participation in the civil commitment process no later than December 1, 2008, and shall submit a report on that performance beginning no later than December 1, 2009, and
each year thereafter."

(This amendment requires the Commissioner to develop standardized reporting mechanisms for CSBs related to emergency mental health services, crisis stabilization, mandatory outpatient treatment, and outpatient mental health services.)