2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Puller
Outpatient Competency Restoration for Adults

Item 316 #13s

Item 316 #13s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2009 $410,000 FY2010 $410,000 GF

Page 299, line 40, strike "$309,436,879" and insert "$309,846,879".
Page 299, line 40, strike "$316,936,879" and insert "$317,346,879".

(This amendment provides $410,000 from the general fund each year to fund 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, but no funding is provided. Funding is provided for juvenile outpatient restoration. Outpatient restoration services are typically provided by staff of community services boards. The Joint Commission has found that the lack of 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.)