2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Price
Pilot Program for Crisis Support in Hampton Roads

Item 322 #2h

Item 322 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2021 $0 FY2022 $200,000 GF

Page 402, line 8, strike "$554,715,057" and insert "$554,915,057".

Page 407, after line 21, insert:

"PP.  Out of this appropriation, $200,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to implement a pilot program in Region 5 to provide reimbursement for Peer Support Specialists or Qualified Mental Health Professionals to accompany individuals subject to a temporary detention order that are waiting for a facility placement."


(This amendment provides $200,000 the second year form the general fund for a pilot program in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region that would pay Peer Support Specialists and Qualified Mental Health Professionals to accompany persons who are waiting to be assigned a bed in a facility but may be spending their wait time alone in the hospital. The presence of someone qualified to talk with them and offer them support can help de-escalate a crisis until they can receive the care and help they need.)