1998 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

Item 341

Item 341

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Administrative and Support Services (44900)$13,376,237$14,559,337
General Management and Direction (44901)FY1999 $5,945,057FY2000 $7,071,612
Computer Services (44902)FY1999 $2,674,283FY2000 $2,694,711
Architectural and Engineering Services (44904)FY1999 $676,109FY2000 $681,989
Collection and Locator Services (44905)FY1999 $3,154,933FY2000 $3,175,362
Personnel Services (44914)FY1999 $925,855FY2000 $935,663
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $11,747,136FY2000 $12,930,236
SpecialFY1999 $1,104,901FY2000 $1,104,901
Federal TrustFY1999 $524,200FY2000 $524,200

Authority: Title 37.1, Chapter 1, Articles 1 and 2, Code of Virginia.

A. The Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services shall, at the beginning of each fiscal year, establish the current capacity for each facility within the system. When a facility becomes full, the Commissioner shall give notice of the fact to all sheriffs and shall designate the hospital to which they shall transport such persons.

B. The Department, with input from the State Board, Community Services Boards, consumers and family members, advocates, and local governments, shall identify priority populations and related funding strategies and develop and implement Community Services Board performance measures that assess outputs and outcomes. Performance measures shall be developed for all services, and outcome measures shall be identified for selected priority populations. These output and outcome measures shall be developed, implemented, and evaluated on a pilot basis in fiscal year 1999 and fully implemented as part of all Community Services Board performance contracts in fiscal year 2000.

C.1. No facility operated by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services shall be sold, privatized, or converted to any other use without the approval of the General Assembly.

2. The Department shall notify the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees of any plans for privatization or contractual initiatives, other than that prohibited by C.1. above, thirty days before implementation of such initiatives. Notification shall include a formal analysis which shall include, but not be limited to, the following components: (i) definition of activity and scope of work to be privatized; (ii) estimated amount and duration of the contract; (iii) number of employees impacted to include position title, grade, length of service and projected severance costs; (iv) options for retraining and/or alternate placements for displaced employees and potential retention rights with prospective contractors; (v) standards and outcome measures to assure maintenance of present levels of service and quality; (vi) comprehensive "make or buy" analysis including all costs of present and proposed service and projected short- and long-term savings; and (vii) options for application of contracts on a statewide basis or on a local option basis for facilities with unique geographical and/or service characteristics.

3. These provisions shall not apply to capital outlay services.

4. These provisions shall not extend authority to the Commissioner beyond that granted by the Code of Virginia.