2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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Create Two PACT Programs

Item 308 #3s

Item 308 #3s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $0 FY2016 $2,100,000 GF

Page 287, line 20, strike "$369,373,536" and insert "$371,473,536".
Page 290, line 1, strike "$3,800,000" and insert "$5,900,000".
Page 290, line 3, after "(PACT)", insert "in the first year and two additional in the second year".

(This amendment adds $2.1 million to create two additional Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) in FY 2016. PACT is an evidence-based program that is a self-contained interdisciplinary team of at least 10 full-time equivalent clinical staff, including a full or part-time psychiatrist who provides intensive service to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and who are at high risk for hospitalization, emergency room intervention, arrest, and displacement from housing due to their need for intensive outreach and treatment. PACT service recipients typically have severe symptoms and impairments not effectively remedied by other available treatments or who, because of reasons related to their mental illness, resist or avoid involvement with mental health services.)