2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Remove Funding to Expand Catawba Hospital by 56 Beds

Item 326 #1c

Item 326 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2021 ($9,345,066) FY2022 ($10,376,276) GF
FY2021 $5,000,000 FY2022 $0 NGF
FY2021 -60.00 FY2022 -60.00 FTE

Page 341, line 19, strike "$294,924,705" and insert "$290,579,639".
Page 341, line 19, strike "$296,722,460" and insert "$286,346,184".

Page 341, after line 37, insert:

"D.  Out of this appropriation, $5,000,000 the first year from special funds is provided for the temporary operation of beds at Catawba Hospital until such time as the additional beds are no longer needed."


(This amendment eliminates $9.4 million the first year and $10.4 million the second year from the general fund and 60 positions provided in the introduced budget to support the expansion of 56 beds at Catawba Hospital. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services made the decision to add 56 beds to the hospital during fiscal year 2020 to deal with census issues without consulting the General Assembly or proposing to add the beds through the normal budget process. This amendment does provide up to $5.0 million in special fund appropriation for costs related to transitioning patients from those beds.)