2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Opiate Addiction Treatment Services

Item 308 #9h

Item 308 #9h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $0 FY2016 $7,000,000 GF

Page 287, line 20, strike "$369,373,536" and insert "$376,373,536".

(This amendment provides $7.0 million the second year from the general fund for the statewide expansion of services to fill gaps in the existing continuum of care for opiate addition treatment. The funds will go to each of the seven Health Planning Regions in the Commonwealth to allow each region to target gaps in the existing service systems. A standardized, statewide approach to the treatment of opiate addiction and associated deaths is necessary in order to immobilize the opiate epidemic and associated negative community impacts.)