2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restriction of COPN for Additional Psychiatric Beds in PD 8 (language only)

Item 285 #2s

Item 285 #2s

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 187, after line 17, insert:
"E. The Commissioner of Health shall not approve any Certificate of Public Need requests for additional psychiatric hospital beds in response to a Request for Applications issued for beds in Planning District 8.  The Northern Virginia Regional partnership, established by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in coordination with the Department of Health, shall revise and amend its plan for mental health services, including public and private inpatient hospital beds, crisis stabilization and other non-hospital beds, partial hospitalization services, and community based acute care services.  The plan shall address needs for detentions and commitments.  The plan shall be provided to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, who shall provide it, along with any additional information, to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 1, 2010."

(This amendment adds language prohibiting the Commissioner of Health from approving any psychiatric hospital beds requested through a Certificate of Public Need in Planning District 8 in Northern Virginia. It also requires the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership to develop a revised plan for mental health services and submit it to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, who in turn will submit it to the Governor and chairmen of the money committees.)