2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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SB 260 - Require State To Be Provider of Last Resort

Item 312 #1s

Item 312 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2015 $4,445,663 FY2016 $0 GF

Page 273, line 20, strike "$205,422,650" and insert "$209,868,313".
Page 273, line 27, before "Out", insert "A.".
Page 273, line 27, after line 31, insert:
"B.1.  Out of this appropriation, $4,070,663 the first year shall be used to provide additional inpatient bed capacity at Southwestern Mental Health Institute, Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, and Hiram Davis Medical Center.  Any funds that remain unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall be made available for the same purpose in the second year of the biennium.
2.  Out of this appropriation, $375,000 the first year shall be used for capital costs at Hiram Davis Medical Center to ensure sufficient medical capacity is available to serve patients with medical needs when the state becomes the facility of last resort."

(This amendment provides $4.4 million GF the first year to ensure sufficient bed and medical capacity is available at state mental health facilities to be the provider of last resort if an individual who is held under an emergency custody order is determined to need temporary detention and treatment and an appropriate facility cannot be located within a 24-hour period. The amendment adds $4.1 million GF the first year to create 30 beds at three state mental health facilities. Other amendments provide additional resources to reduce the reliance upon state mental health facilities for inpatient psychiatric treatment, therefore, funding is only provided in the first year. Any unexpended funds in FY 2015 for bed capacity can be carried forward until the next year. Funding included in the introduced budget added 20 acute mental health treatment beds at Eastern State Hospital. Finally, $375,000 GF the first year is included for infrastructure improvements at Hiram Davis Medical Center to ensure appropriate medical care is available if an individual is placed in a state mental health facility.)