2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Fully Fund STEP-VA Outpatient Services

Item 312 #6h

Item 312 #6h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2019 $0 FY2020 $15,000,000 GF

Page 357, line 37, strike "$502,170,491" and insert "$517,170,491".

Page 361, line 32, strike "$15,000,000" and insert "30,000,000".


(This amendment adds $15.0 million from the general fund the second year to fully fund outpatient mental health and substance abuse services pursuant to the System Transformation, Excellence and Performance in Virginia (STEP-VA) process and Chapters 607 and 683, 2017 Acts of Assembly. Chapter 2, Special Session I, provided $15 million to accelerate implementation of these services. This additional funding will increase capacity at Community Services Boards to meet the legislative mandate for the implementation of these services and ensure that the Same Day Access metric of offering a first appointment for clinical services within 10 days of the individual's initial assessment can be maintained.)