2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Specialized Geriatric Mental Health Services

Item 315 #2s

Item 315 #2s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $100,000 GF

Page 285, line 35, strike "$325,471,560" and insert "$325,571,560".
Page 286, line 47, after "J." insert "1.".
Page 286, after line 53, insert:
"2.  Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used for the
specialized geriatric mental health services programs located in Health Planning Region II (Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team) to serve additional elderly individuals with mental illness who are transitioning from state mental health geriatric units to the community or who are at risk of admission to state mental health geriatric units."

(This amendment provides $100,000 GF the second year to expand services to elderly individuals with severe mental illness who require assisted living services to discharge or divert individuals from placement in state psychiatric hospitals.)