2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Allocate Funds for Western State Hospital for Discharge Assistance (language only)

Item 319 #1s

Item 319 #1s

Health and Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers


Page 286, line 10, after "services" insert "and for Discharge Assistance Planning (DAP) funds.  Fifty percent of the funding shall be allocated for DAP funds for Western State Hospital."  


(This amendment allocates half of the $2.5 million each year from the general fund that was included in the introduced budget for the purchase of private inpatient geriatric mental health services and designates half of the funding for Western State Hospital for Discharge Assistance Funding. Western State Hospital is in need of DAP funds in the hospital's catchment area. DAP funding provides critical assistance to patients who are ready to discharge in order to move back into the community. The 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.)