2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Favola
Restore Community Services Boards LIPOS Funds

Item 322 #2s

Item 322 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2021 $0 FY2022 $8,774,784 GF

Page 402, line 8, strike "$554,715,057" and insert "$563,489,841".

Page 405, line 50, after "GG." insert "1.".

Page 405, line 50 unstrike "$11,025,231" and strike "$2,250,447".

Page 405, after line 52, insert:

"2. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall assess the state, local and regional administration of the LIPOS program and services. In doing so, it shall meet with stakeholders including CSBs, state hospitals and private hospitals that provide contract beds, and patient advocates.  The department shall report to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by November 1, 2021 on any recommendations to improve LIPOS administration, efficiency and services."


(This amendment transfers $8.8 million general fund from the Central Office of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in Item 321 to Grants to Localities which provides funding to Community Services Boards for local inpatient purchase of services (LIPOS). The introduced budget had transferred this funding from Grants to Localities to the 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 admissions. In addition, budget language is added to assess the LIPOS program.)