2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ware
Add Funding for Medical Detox Beds

Item 315 #9h

Item 315 #9h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $3,072,645 GF

Page 285, line 35, strike "$325,471,560" and insert "$328,544,205".

(This amendment provides $3.1 million from the general fund the second year to provide funding for medical detox beds for at least 2,048 individuals. Funding will replace the loss of medical detox beds in the Commonwealth and reduce (i) the demand for off-hour uncompensated emergency room care, (ii) the number of substance-exposed newborns, and (iii) the number of individuals with substance use disorders who are homeless due to their addiction problems. The loss of medical detox beds has left localities with limited or no access for individuals who are in need of this service, which assures medically-supervised withdrawal.)