2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Virginia Mental Health Access Program

Item 312 #4s

Item 312 #4s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $7,900,000 GF

Page 401, line 4, strike "$167,062,449" and insert "$174,962,449".

Page 402, line 30, after "first year and", strike "$6,885,488" and insert "$14,785,488".


(This amendment provides $7.9 million the second year from the general fund to support the continued implementation and management of the expansion of Virginia Mental Health Access (VMAP) program to early childhood (ages zero to five). Funds would include the addition of regional early childhood specialists and new training of primary care providers. Funds will also allow VMAP to plan, implement, and manage expansion to pregnant and postpartum mothers. VMAP will train both the OB/GYNs and pediatric clinicians on screening and early recognition of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).