2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Allocate Training Center Savings in DBHDS Trust Fund (language only)

Item 306 #1h

Item 306 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of

Page 284, strike lines 37 through 45 and insert:
"C.  Notwithstanding § 4-5.12 and § 4-5.09 of this act and paragraph C. of § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall allocate $30 million each year from the DBHDS Trust Fund from the savings associated with downsizing the state training centers to be used to increase the capacity of the intellectual and developmental disability community services system to address the needs of individuals with complex support needs in the most integrated settings as defined by the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement."

(This amendment modifies language related to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Trust Fund to require DBHDS to allocate $30 million each year from the proceeds of the sales of surplus land at state-owned behavioral health and intellectual disability facilities which is required to be placed into a revolving trust fund. Current language allows use of the trust fund for expenses associated with restructuring such facilities, with remaining proceeds dedicated to continuing services for current patients as facility services are restructured. Thereafter, the fund is to be used to enhance services to individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, and substance abuse problems. Changes would require dedication of $30 million each year in the trust fund to be used to expand community capacity to meet the complex support needs of individuals with intellectual disability in the most integrated settings.)