2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Northwestern Crisis Response Center

Item 312 #2h

Item 312 #2h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2023 $2,500,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 354, line 29, strike "$76,272,531" and insert "$78,772,531".

Page 357, after line 9, insert:

"Q. Out of this appropriation, $2,500,000 the first year from the general fund shall be provided for one-time start-up costs for the Northwestern Crisis Response Center to provide crisis services for 23 hours per day, seven days per week to individuals with a mental illness."


(This amendment provides $2.5 million the first year from the general fund for crisis response center services in northwest Virginia (Winchester). The CRS will be located at the Winchester Medical Center to provide a safe space necessary for oversight of patients having a mental health crisis while also keeping these patients out of the emergency department.)