2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Yost
Add Four PACT Teams

Item 308 #23h

Item 308 #23h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $1,500,000 FY2016 $1,500,000 GF

Page 270, line 5, strike "$353,662,156" and insert "$355,162,156".
Page 270, line 5, strike "$361,349,536" and insert "$362,849,536".
Page 272, line 37, strike "950,000" and insert "2,850,000".
Page 272, line 37, strike "1,900,000 and insert "3,800,000".

(This amendment adds $1.9 million each year from the general fund for four new Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT). This amount brings the total new funding to $2.9 million in fiscal year 2015 and $3.9 million in fiscal year 2016 for a total of six new PACT teams in the 2014-16 biennium. PACT is an evidence-based program yielding excellent outcomes in Virginia. A PACT program is a self-contained interdisciplinary team of at least 10 full-time equivalent clinical staff, including a full- or part-time psychiatrist who provides intensive service to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and at high risk for hospitalization, emergency room intervention, arrest, and displacement from housing due to their need for intensive outreach and treatment. PACT service recipients typically have severe symptoms and impairments not effectively remedied by other available treatments or who, because of reasons related to their mental illness, resist or avoid involvement with mental health services.)