2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Crisis Receiving Centers (language only)

Item 313 #5s

Item 313 #5s

Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities


Page 363, line 1, after "SS." insert "1.".

Page 363, after line 6, insert:

"2. Out of the amounts appropriated in paragraph SS.1. of this Item, an amount necessary to develop and implement a crisis receiving center serving adults ages 18 and older in the Region 2000 area (Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, and Lynchburg City) to evaluate Emergency Custody Orders outside of the hospital emergency department shall be allocated for this purpose by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, which shall contract with Horizon Behavioral Health to implement the crisis receiving center.  As part of the contract with Horizon Behavioral Health, the department shall require the establishment of an advisory board with law enforcement representatives from the Region 2000 localities to oversee and provide governance of the crisis receiving center.

3. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall ensure that health systems, hospitals, and other community providers are eligible to participate in developing and implementing 23-hour crisis receiving or observation centers."


(This amendment designates from the funding included in the introduced budget an allocation for the Lynchburg area to implement a 23-hour crisis receiving center and requires an advisory board of local law enforcement to oversee such center. In addition, language clarifies that a variety of community organizations are eligible to establish 23-hour crisis receiving or observation centers.)