2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Co-Patron(s): Hanger
Discharge Assistance Planning Funds

Item 308 #1s

Item 308 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2015 $0 FY2016 $579,500 GF

Page 118, line 2, strike "$379,715,193" and insert "$380,294,693".

Page 121, after line 16, insert:

"EE.  Out of this appropriation, $579,500 the second year from the general fund is provided for Discharge Assistance Planning for patients at Western State Hospital."


(This amendment provides $579,500 the second year from the general fund to increase funding for Discharge Assistance Planning (DAP) funds in the Western State Hospital catchment area. This funding provides critical assistance to patients who are ready to discharge in order to move them back into the community. This funding is necessary to avoid an increase in the extraordinary barriers to discharge list, which reflects patients continuing to be hospitalized due to the lack of community supports.)