2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Streamline Responsibility and Reporting from CSBs (language only)

Item 305 #3s

Item 305 #3s

Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities

Page 215, strike lines 18 through 21 and re-letter the remaining paragraphs.
Page 215, strike lines 29 through 32 and re-letter the remaining paragraphs.
Page 216, strike lines 1 through 4 and re-letter the remaining paragraphs.
Page 216, strike lines 17 through 54 and re-letter the remaining paragraphs.
Page 217, strike lines 1 through 17 and re-letter the remaining paragraphs.
Page 218, strike lines 9 through 18 and re-letter the remaining paragraphs.
Page 218, after line 27, insert:
"GG.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall submit an annual 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 CSB or state facility 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 FY 2010.

(This amendment removes budget language related to duplicative reporting requirements, obsolete references, or administrative responsibilities. In light of recent budget reductions, which 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 304 makes similar modifications.)