2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Newman
Delay Closure of Northern Virginia Training Center Pending a Report on Alternate Strategy (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 not close Northern Virginia Training Center prior to July 1, 2016, and shall not declare the property surplus.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall develop a plan that identifies three training centers that shall not be subject to closure and will remain open and continue to accept admission of individuals with intellectual disabilities for whom the level of care in a training center is appropriate.  This report shall include an estimate of costs required to maintain the three training centers based on operating smaller facilities than existing and consistent with the expected number of individuals that would be served in the three training centers.  The report shall be submitted by November 1, 2015 to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."

(This amendment delays the closure of the Northern Virginia Training Center until July 1, 2016, and directs that the Secretary of Health and Human Resources submit a report by November 1, 2015 to the General Assembly on the costs of continuing to operate three training centers on a smaller scale. This delay will allow the General Assembly time to consider the appropriate strategy.)