2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Modify Workgroup Analysis of Dementia Services (language only)

Item 321 #5c

Item 321 #5c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


Page 401, line 39, after "hospitalizations.", insert:

"The workgroup shall also include as part of its analysis, an evaluation of the Northern Virginia Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team (RAFT) and determine the feasibility of replicating the RAFT model elsewhere in the Commonwealth to support persons living with dementia with disruptive behaviors or severe and persistent behavioral health conditions."

Page 401, line 41, after "Committee", insert:

"and the Chair of the Joint Commission on Health Care".


(This amendment modifies language in the introduced budget related to the creation of and reporting by a workgroup to make recommendations on dementia services to divert and discharge individuals from state behavioral health hospitals.)