2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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

Item 313 #3s

Item 313 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2017 $1,467,030 FY2018 $1,775,061 GF

Page 278, line 14, strike "$79,468,375" and insert "$80,935,405".
Page 278, line 14, strike "$79,458,942" and insert "$81,234,003".

Page 285, after line 20, insert:

"GG.  Out of this appropriation, $1,467,030 the first year and $1,775,061 the second year from the general fund is provided for Discharge Assistance Planning for patients at Western State Hospital."


(This amendment provides $1.5 million GF the first year and $1.8 million GF the second year 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.)