2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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Review of Training Centers (language only)

Item 307 #2c

Item 307 #2c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Page 287, after line 3, insert:
"N.1. A joint subcommittee of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, in collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, shall continue to monitor and review the closure plans for the three remaining training centers scheduled to close by 2020.  As part of this review process the joint subcommittee may evaluate options for those individuals in training centers with the most intensive medical and behavioral needs to determine the appropriate types of facility or residential settings necessary to ensure the care and safety of those residents is appropriately factored into the overall plan to transition to a more community-based system.  In addition, the joint subcommittee may review the plans for the redesign of the Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability and Day Support Waivers.
2. To assist the joint subcommittee, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide a quarterly accounting of the costs to operate and maintain each of the existing training centers at a level of detail as determined by the joint subcommittee.  The quarterly reports shall be submitted to the joint subcommittee 20 days after the close of each quarter with the first report due October 20, 2015 and every three months thereafter."

(This amendment directs a joint subcommittee created to monitor the closure of the state training centers to continue those efforts and to evaluate any options deemed necessary to ensure that the appropriate supports and safeguards are in place for individuals that transition from training centers into the community. A reporting requirement is also added for the subcommittee to receive more detailed information on the current costs of operating the training centers.)