2010 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 874)

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Item 273

Item 273

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Administrative and Support Services (79900)$1,534,700$1,534,700
General Management and Direction (79901)FY2011 $1,534,700FY2012 $1,534,700
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2011 $1,534,700FY2012 $1,534,700

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2; Article 6, and § 2.2-201A, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of this appropriation, $900,000 from the general fund each year shall be used to sustain statewide services provided through child advocacy centers. The Secretary, with assistance from relevant Health and Human Resources agencies, shall (i) develop a request for proposal to distribute 67 percent of the allocated funds for accredited child advocacy centers and 30 percent for associate/developing child advocacy centers, as recognized and in good standing with the National Children's Alliance, with input from Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia (CACVA); (ii) allocate through contract three percent to Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia, the recognized chapter of National Children's Alliance for Virginia's child advocacy centers, for the purpose of assisting and supporting the development, continuation and sustainability of community-coordinated, child-focused services delivered by children's advocacy centers; and (iii) distribute any non-allocated funding equally to accredited and associate/developing child advocacy centers awarded funding in section (i) of this paragraph.

B.1. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General and the Secretary of Public Safety, shall present a six-year forecast of the adult offender population presently incarcerated in the Department of Corrections and approaching release who meet the criteria set forth in Chapter 863 and Chapter 914 of the 2006 Acts of Assembly, and who may be eligible for evaluation as sexually violent predators (SVPs) for each fiscal year within the six-year forecasting period. As part of the forecast, the secretary shall report on:  (i) the number of Commitment Review Committee (CRC) evaluations to be completed; (ii) the number of eligible inmates recommended by the CRC for civil commitment, conditional release, and full release; (iii) the number of civilly committed residents of the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation who are eligible for annual review; and (iv) the number of individuals civilly committed to the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation and granted conditional release from civil commitment in a state SVP facility. The secretary shall complete a summary report of current SVP cases and a forecast of SVP eligibility, civil commitments, and SVP conditional releases, including projected bed space requirements, to the Governor and Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1 of each year.

2. As part of the forecast process, the Department of Corrections shall administer a STATIC-99 screening to all potential Sexually Violent Predators eligible for civil commitment pursuant to § 37.2-900 et seq., Code of Virginia, within 6 months of admission to the Department of Corrections. The results of such screenings shall be provided to the commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) on a monthly basis and used for the SVP population forecast process.

3. The Office of the Attorney General shall also provide to the commissioner of DBHDS, on a monthly basis, the status of all SVP cases pending before their office for purposes of forecasting the SVP population.

C. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in consultation with the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, shall develop a reporting system to collect relevant information on emergency custody orders (ECOs), involuntary commitment orders (TDOs), and mental health commitment hearings by fiscal year. The data collected shall include, but not be limited to, the number of ECOs, TDOs, and commitment hearings that occur each fiscal year by locality, and the estimated cost, duration, location, and disposition of each proceeding. The information collected shall comply with all relevant state and federal health privacy laws and shall not include any personal identifiable information. The data collected shall be reported to the Governor, the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, and the Supreme Court each year.

D. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources, with the cooperation of the Department of Social Services, shall examine options and incentives for workload simplification, structure and efficiencies of the local human services delivery system, which may include public/private partnerships, shared services, and regional services. The Secretary shall communicate his findings to the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring established by Executive Order 2 (2010) and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 15, 2010.

E. On October 1 of each year, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall prepare and submit fund balance statements to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees for agencies within the secretariat that oversee funds that generate annual revenues in excess of $1.0 million in the prior fiscal year. At a minimum, the Secretary shall report annual revenues, expenditures, and transfers for each fund subject to these criteria. The Secretary shall consult with the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee staff to develop a format to report this information.

F. By July 1, 2010, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee on the status of grants that have already been awarded, and by December 1, 2010, on the status of the Health Information Exchange Grant process.