2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
CO - Planning Pool - DBHDS - Expedited Planning Central State Hospital (language only)

Item C-43.50 #1s

Item C-43.50 #1s

Central Appropriations
Central Capital Outlay


Page 538, after line 7, insert:

"E.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is authorized to proceed to full detailed planning for Central State Hospital.  To the extent possible, the Department should use the previously developed plans for Western State Hospital."


(This amendment, per a recommendation of Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century, provides for expedited authority for planning for the replacement of Central State Hospital, to include, but not limited to, utilizing plans for Western State Hospital.)