2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Black
Co-Patron(s): Colgan, Stuart
Restore Funding for 19 Beds at Northern Virginia MHI

Item 319 #2s

Item 319 #2s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2013 $2,000,000 FY2014 $2,100,000 GF
FY2013 35.00 FY2014 35.00 FTE

Page 246, line 24, strike "$189,911,094" and insert "$191,911,094".
Page 246, line 24, strike "$189,911,094" and insert "$192,011,094".

(This amendment adds $2.0 million GF the first year and $2.1 million GF the second year and 35 positions to restore funding for 19 beds at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (NVMHI) that was eliminated in FY 2010 as a result of budget reductions. Northern Virginia has the fewest number of state-funded mental health treatment beds per capita in the Commonwealth. The reduction of beds has caused a shortage of psychiatric beds for all Northern Virginia jurisdictions when seeking emergency hospitalizations. The lack of available mental health treatment beds can result in the release of individuals from custody who meet criteria for detention when they are a danger to themselves or others.)