2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Puckett
Co-Patron(s): Houck, Reynolds
Restore Funding for the Adolescent Unit at SWVMHI in Marion

Item 322 #2s

Item 322 #2s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2009 $0 FY2010 $1,378,666 GF
FY2009 0.00 FY2010 28.00 FTE

(This amendment restores $1.4 million GF the second year to maintain state funding for the adolescent unit at Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute located in Marion. The introduced budget proposed the closure of this 16-bed unit by March 1, 2009. Language is also eliminated that would have transferred $2.1 million the second year from the general fund from the Commonwealth Center For Children and Adolescents (CCCA) to the community to provide inpatient mental health services for indigent children previously served by the CCCA and the Adolescent Unit at SWVMHI. Companion amendments in Items 315 and 322 remove the funding in the central office for the community care of CCCA and Adolescent Unit patients and modify language to effect these changes. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the restoration of this funding shall be properly accounted for in calculating the revised amount of savings from executive management actions contained in Items 322.05 and §4-1.08 during the enrollment of HB 1600/SB 850, as adopted by the 2009 General Assembly.)