2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Northwestern Crisis Response Center

Item 312 #2c

Item 312 #2c

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 crisis response center 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.)