2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Require Survey and Report on State Facility Closures (language only)

Item 314 #1s

Item 314 #1s

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

Page 285, after line 18, insert:
"M.  At least six months prior to the closure of a state intellectual disabilities training center, the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall conduct a comprehensive survey of each individual residing in the facility slated for closure to determine the services and supports the individual will need to receive appropriate care in the community.  The survey shall also seek input from the individual’s authorized representative to determine the desired placement of the individual and how that desired placement will be accommodated.  The survey shall also determine the adequacy of the community to provide care and treatment for the individual, including but not limited to, the appropriateness of current provider rates, adequacy of waiver services, and availability of housing.  The Commissioner shall report quarterly findings to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees beginning October 1, 2013."

(This amendment requires the Commissioner of DBHDS to evaluate the needs of individuals residing in Intellectual Disabilities Training Centers at least 6 months prior to its closure. The survey is designed to assess the patients medical and care treatment needs and the capacity of the community to address those needs. The Commissioner is required to provide quarterly reports on his findings beginning October 1, 2013.)