2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Hayes
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare 20-bed Psychiatric Unit

Item 303 #1h

Item 303 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $0 FY2022 $6,200,000 GF

Page 336, line 19, strike "$21,849,583" and insert "$28,049,583".

Page 340, after line 30, insert:

"X. Out of this appropriation, $6,200,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to contract with Chesapeake Regional Healthcare to establish a 20-bed acute, inpatient psychiatric unit."


(This amendment provides $6.2 million the second year from the general fund to build a 20-bed acute, inpatient psychiatric unit by Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. This facility is the only locally owned hospital in the Commonwealth. Funding would be used for architectural and engineering fees, site preparation costs, equipment and furnishings and roughly $4.2 million for construction. These additional beds would provide critically needed acute psychiatric services in Chesapeake and the surrounding localities.)