2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Community Mental Health Svs. for ESH to Dischg. & Diversion

Item 305 #2c

Item 305 #2c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($500,000) GF

Page 275, line 8, strike "$303,624,510" and insert "$303,124,510".
Page 277, line 26, strike "2,400,000" and insert "1,900,000".
Page 277, line 28, after "placement", insert:
", or provide discharge assistance for patients".

(This amendment reduces $500,000 from the general fund the second year, thereby providing $1.9 million for community mental health services in Health Planning Region V (Hampton Roads and Tidewater) to assist in diverting or discharging patients at Eastern State Hospital (ESH). The hospital has been recently rebuilt and downsized from 280 to 150 adult civil mental health beds. The introduced budget included $2.4 million to provide flexible funding for community-based mental health services in the region served by ESH.)