2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Report on Treatment of Brain Injury (language only)

Item 307 #5s

Item 307 #5s

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

Page 287, after line 3, insert:
"N. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report on the number of individuals with traumatic brain injury exhibiting behavioral/mental health problems requiring services in state mental health facilities and/or community services boards and to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1 of each year.  The report shall provide, to the extent possible, the following information: (i) the general fund and nongeneral fund cost of the services provided to individuals; and (ii) the types and amounts of services received by these individuals."

(This amendment requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to report on the number and costs of individuals being treated in state facilities or community services boards with a traumatic brain injury. Information on numbers of individuals seeking services and receiving them may be useful in determining the gap in services for this population.)