2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reid
Eliminate Transfer of LIPOS Funding to DBHDS Central Office

Item 321 #1h

Item 321 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($8,774,784) GF

Page 399, line 42, strike "$61,270,529" and insert "$52,495,745".


(This amendment eliminates the transfer of local inpatient purchase of service (LIPOS) funding from the Community Services Boards in Item 322 to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Central Office. Community Services Boards (CSBs) rely on LIPOS funding to purchase private behavioral health hospital bed days to divert individuals in their communities from state hospital admission. Transferring this funding to the DBHDS Central Office negatively impacts local public/private partnerships, and clinical review of appropriateness of care and coordination of services through each locality's Emergency Service and Discharge Planning team. It will also likely increase administrative expenses, admissions and the length of stay resulting in additional costs. A companion amendment in Item 322 restores this funding for Community Services Boards.)