2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents (language only)

Item 304 #3s

Item 304 #3s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 214, strike lines 34 through 48 and insert:
"Q.  The Commissioner
of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall establish a state and community planning team for the purpose of developing a plan to continue providing acute, inpatient mental health treatment for children and adolescents at the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents.  The team, under the direction of the commissioner, shall develop a plan to ensure funding is provided at the CCCA to serve children who require the care provided at the facility.  The team shall also explore and develop new treatment models including but not limited to community-based crisis stabilization and inpatient bed purchases at private facilities, to minimize the need for care at the CCCA.  The team shall consist of Department staff and representatives of affected consumers, local government officials, advocates, state hospital employees, community services boards, behavioral health authorities, and public and private child and adolescent mental health service providers, and other interested persons, as determined by the commissioner. In addition, members of the House of Delegates and the Senate representing the localities served by the hospital may serve on the state and community planning team. The commissioner shall report interim findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2010 and a final report by November 1, 2011."

(This amendment removes language that proposed the closure of the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents in the introduced budget. New language is added that requires the Commissioner to develop a plan to continue operating the CCCA and develop new treatment models to minimize the need for care at the CCCA.)