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Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Plan for Right Sizing Mental Health Hospital System (language only)

Item 310 #5s

Item 310 #5s

Procedures for Prepayment of Civil Penalties in an Executive Order
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Language

Page 356, after line 19, insert:

"Z.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall prepare a plan to "right size" the state hospital system, including appropriate capacity and distribution of capacity, and the steps to transition from the current system to the right-sized system.  The department shall submit the plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by September 15, 2019."



Explanation

(This amendment directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to prepare a plan to "right size" the state hospital system, including appropriate capacity and distribution of capacity, and the steps to transition from the current system to the right-sized system. This is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century.)