2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Streamline Responsibility and Reporting from CSBs (language only)

Item 304 #1c

Item 304 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of

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"R.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall submit a report to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than December 1 of each year for the preceding fiscal year that provides information on the operation of Virginia's publicly-funded behavioral health and developmental services system.  The report shall include a brief narrative and data on the numbers of individuals receiving state facility services or CSB services, including purchased inpatient psychiatric services, the types and amounts of services received by these individuals, and CSB and state facility service capacities, staffing, revenues, and expenditures.  The annual report also shall describe major new initiatives implemented during the past year and shall provide information on the accomplishment of systemic outcome and performance measures during the year.  The first annual report shall be submitted no later than December 1, 2010 for fiscal year 2010."

(This amendment removes budget language related to duplicative reporting requirements, obsolete references, or administrative responsibilities. In light of recent budget reductions that have eliminated significant Central Office and CSB administrative capacity, continuation of these reporting requirements will be difficult to support. Further, the reports already submitted have documented effective implementation of the System Transformation and Mental Health Law Reform initiatives. The proposed new reporting requirement will provide more meaningful and useful data about the system’s performance. A companion amendment to Item 305 makes similar modifications.)