2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Restore Funding for Pilot Programs for State Facility Census Reduction

Item 320 #5c

Item 320 #5c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,750,000 GF

Page 393, line 43, strike "$110,804,911" and insert "$114,554,911".

Page 398, line 33, unstrike "$7,500,000" and strike "$3,750,000".

Page 398, line 35, after "hospital care", insert:

"or to increase capacity in the community for patients on the Extraordinary Barriers List".


(This amendment provides $3.8 million the second year from the general fund to fully restore funding for alternative inpatient options to state behavioral health hospital care through the establishment of two-year pilot projects to reduce census pressures on state hospitals. A total of $7.5 million each year was approved in the 2020 Regular Session, but the funding was unallotted in April, 2020 due to the revenue impact from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Half the funding was restored in Chapter 56, 2020 Special Session I, Virginia Acts of Assembly and this amendment restores the remaining amount in the second year. The amendment also clarifies that pilot projects could also include the option to build community capacity for patients on the Extraordinary Barriers List in order to relieve census pressure.)