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2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Increase Salaries for Direct Care Staff at DBHDS Facilities

Item 474 #2h

Item 474 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2019 $5,083,333 FY2020 $12,200,000 GF

Language
Page 411, line 7, strike "$34,064,453" and insert "$39,147,786".
Page 411, line 7, strike "$140,835,833" and insert "$153,035,833".

Page 419, after line 28, insert:

"U. The appropriations in this item includes $5,083,333 the first year and $12,200,000 the second year from the general fund to support the cost of increasing the salaries for direct service associates, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses employed in facilities of the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services to within three percent of the market median effective January 10, 2019."



Explanation

(This amendment provides $5.1 million the first year and $12.2 million the second year from the general fund to support salary adjustments for direct care staff who are employees of DBHDS facilities effective January 10, 2019. A portion of this funding shall be transferred to the Department of Medical Assistance Services to support increased Medicaid payments to these facilities as a result of the salary increase.)