2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Funds for Local Inpatient Purchase of Service (LIPOS)

Item 308 #4s

Item 308 #4s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $750,000 FY2016 $1,500,000 GF

Page 270, line 5, strike "$353,662,156" and insert "$354,412,156".
Page 270, line 5, strike "$361,349,536" and insert "$362,849,536".
Page 272, after line 48, insert:
"CC.  Out of this appropriation, $750,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year
from the general fund shall be used to increase mental health inpatient treatment purchased in community hospitals.
Priority shall be given to regions that exhaust available resources before the end of the year in order to ensure treatment is provided in the community and do not result in more restrictive placements."

(This amendment provides $750,000 the first year and $1.5 million the second year from the general fund for local inpatient purchase of service dollars to allow community services boards to contract with private hospitals for acute and sub-acute mental health treatment. Funding will be used to contract for additional inpatient bed days at local hospitals in regions throughout the Commonwealth that are currently experiencing a shortfall in funding. Additional resources for LIPOS may result in fewer inpatient hospital admissions to state mental health facilities at a time when additional bed capacity within state facilities is limited.)