2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kory
Virginia Association of Recovery Residences

Item 321 #2h

Item 321 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $10,000,000 GF

Page 399, line 42, strike "$61,270,529" and insert "$71,270,529".

Page 401, line 22, strike the second "$250,000" and insert "$10,250,000".


(This amendment adds $10.0 million the second year from the general fund to the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences (VARR) for its members to deliver evidence based lived experience peer managed residential services to consumers with substance use disorder (SUD). VARR members provide immediate access to substance use disorder recovery services which significantly increases positive outcomes for their consumers. Current Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) overdose response incident data clearly shows a rising rate of substance use disorders in Virginia, with accompanying social impacts and costs. Expanded evidence based recovery programs that can be accessed immediately by consumers with SUD will save lives and tax dollars.)