2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Yost
Crisis Response Treatment Pilot Programs

Item 308 #18h

Item 308 #18h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $4,124,000 FY2016 $4,124,000 GF

Page 270, line 5, strike "$353,662,156" and insert "$357,786,156".
Page 270, line 5, strike "$361,349,536" and insert "$365,473,536".

(This amendment adds $4.1 million each year from the general fund to implement two crisis response treatment pilot programs. Funding would be used to transform the Code-mandated Community Services Board (CSB)/Behavioral Health Authority (BHA) emergency services and crisis continuum in Virginia to one that is person-centered, and community treatment focused, coordinates needs with services, and promotes the individual’s acceptance of treatment preferences. The pilot programs, one in a rural area and one in an urban/suburban area, will transform and expand the crisis continuum in each pilot area by: (i) reducing the numbers of involuntary and voluntary hospitalizations and the need for temporary detention orders by assuring enhanced emergency response services to all individuals experiencing emotional/psychiatric emergencies within the pilot area, (ii) providing services 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, seven days a week, (iii) substantially reducinc time and involvement of public safety officers in any psychiatric crisis, (iv) triaging and addressing treatment needs within a crisis situation, (v)· helping individuals manage through crises into stable follow-up community services, and (vi) using person-centered, evidence based and best practice intervention and treatment services in intervening with individuals prior to crises. Each Pilot Project will include the following elements and services: (i) assessment center-based licensed mental health crisis clinicians, (ii) center-based/mobile licensed mental health crisis clinicians, (iii) intensive case management during the crisis and follow-up in the community, (iv) nursing services, (v) psychiatric and/or telepsychiatry services, (vi) peer support services, (vii) housing supports and transitional rent supplements, and (viii) outpatient detox services. Each of the two pilots will be funded at $2,062,000.)