2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Co-Patron(s): BaCote
Fund Specialized Nurses in CSBs

Item 308 #16h

Item 308 #16h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $3,380,000 FY2016 $3,380,000 GF

Page 270, line 5, strike "$353,662,156" and insert "$357,042,156".
Page 270, line 5, strike "$361,349,536" and insert "$364,729,536".

(This amendment adds $3.4 million each year from the general fund to provide a specialized nurse in each Community Services Board (CSB) to be available for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (ID/DD) with complex medical needs, especially those transitioning from state training centers, to assist community providers in dealing with the medical needs of individuals, and to provide training and oversight/monitoring for providers in aspects of necessary care. Additionally, the CSB nurse will be a resource for medical practitioners in the community who are going to serve or who are serving individuals with ID/DD. Finally, the CSB nurse will help develop the medical practitioner pool within each community so that medical practitioners become used to serving individuals with severe disabilities. This will assist in the successful implementation of the DOJ Settlement Agreement.)