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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Introduced)

Grants to Localities

Item 305

Item 305 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Financial Assistance for Health Services (44500)$292,289,510$331,124,510
Community Substance Abuse Services (44501)FY2011 $95,871,968FY2012 $95,871,968
Community Mental Health Services (44506)FY2011 $166,206,270FY2012 $170,106,270
Community Developmental Disability Services (44507)FY2011 $30,211,272FY2012 $65,146,272
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $230,150,268FY2012 $268,950,268
SpecialFY2011 $459,795FY2012 $494,795
Federal TrustFY2011 $61,679,447FY2012 $61,679,447

Authority: Title 37.2, Chapters 5 and 6; Title 2.2, Chapter 53, Code of Virginia.


A. It is the intent of the General Assembly that community mental health, intellectual disability and substance abuse services are to be improved throughout the state. Funds provided in this Item shall not be used to supplant the funding effort provided by localities for services existing as of June 30, 1996.


B. Further, it is the intent of the General Assembly that funds appropriated for this Item may be used by Community Services Boards to purchase, develop, lease, or otherwise obtain, in accordance with §§ 37.2-504 and 37.2-605, Code of Virginia, real property necessary to the provision of residential services funded by this Item.


C. Out of the appropriation for this Item, funds are provided to Community Services Boards in an amount sufficient to reimburse the Virginia Housing Development Authority for principal and interest payments on residential projects for the mentally disabled financed by the Housing Authority.


D. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall make payments to the Community Services Boards from this Item in twenty-four equal semimonthly installments, except for necessary budget revisions or the operational phase-in of new programs.


E. Failure of a board to participate in Medicaid covered services and to meet all requirements for provider participation shall result in the termination of a like amount of state grant support.


F. Community Services Boards may establish a line of credit loan for up to three months' operating expenses to assure adequate cash flow.


G. Out of this appropriation $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to Grafton School for the continued operation and expansion of the Virginia Autism Resource Center.


H.1. Out of this appropriation, $7,203,366 the first year and $7,203,366 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for Virginia's Part C Early Intervention System for infants and toddlers with disabilities.


2. By October 1 of each year, the department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the (a) total revenues used to support Part C services, (b) total expenses for all Part C services, (c) total number of infants, toddlers and families served using all Part C revenues, and (d) services provided to those infants, toddlers, and families.


3. Any additional funds received by local early intervention systems pursuant to the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 for early intervention services through Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 shall be used to supplement, not supplant federal, state and local funding at the level in effect upon the date of enactment of the ARRA.


I. Out of this appropriation $6,148,128 the first year and $6,148,128 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for mental health services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and related disorders, with priority placed on those children who, absent services, are at-risk for custody relinquishment, as determined by the Family and Assessment Planning Team of the locality. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide these funds to Community Services Boards through the annual Performance Contract. These funds shall be used exclusively for children and adolescents, not mandated for services under the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth, who are identified and assessed through the Family and Assessment Planning Teams and approved by the Community Policy and Management Teams of the localities. The department shall provide these funds to the Community Services Boards based on an individualized plan of care methodology.


J. Beginning July 1, 2007, the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall allocate $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant for two specialized geriatric mental health services pilot programs. One pilot shall be located in Health Planning Region II and one shall be located in Health Planning Region V. The pilots shall serve elderly populations with mental illness who are transitioning from state mental health geriatric units to the community or who are at risk of admission to state mental health geriatric units.


K. Beginning July 1, 2007, the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall allocate $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year from the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant for consumer-directed pilot programs offering specialized mental health services that promote wellness, recovery and improved self-management.


L. The Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall work with Community Services Boards to ensure that fund allocation decisions for regional restructuring projects in the second year consider the service needs of individuals who are expected to be discharged into each region upon the downsizing of affected facilities.


M. Out of this appropriation, $2,400,000 the first year and $2,400,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used for treatment and support services for substance use disorders. Funded services shall focus on recovery models and the use of best practices.


N. Out of this appropriation, $2,780,645 the first year and $2,780,645 the second year from the general fund shall be used to provide outpatient clinician services to children with mental health needs. Each Community Services Board shall receive funding as determined by the commissioner to increase the availability of specialized mental health services for children. The department shall require that each Community Services Board receiving these funds agree to cooperate with Court Service Units in their catchment areas to provide services to mandated and nonmandated children, in their communities, who have been brought before Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and for whom treatment services are needed to reduce the risk these children pose to themselves and their communities or who have been referred for services through family assessment and planning teams through the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families.


O. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year from the general fund shall be used for start-up funding for the establishment of community residential services to support the Intellectual Disability Home and Community-Based Waiver Program.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall manage the distribution of these funds to Community Services Boards to support public and private sector implementation of service plans for individuals enrolled for those services under the expanded community waivers.


P.1. Out of this appropriation, $17,701,997 the first year and $17,701,997 the second year from the general fund shall be used to provide emergency services, crisis stabilization services, case management, and inpatient and outpatient mental health services for individuals who are in need of emergency mental health services or who meet the criteria for mental health treatment set forth pursuant to House Bill 559 and Senate Bill 246, 2008 Session of the General Assembly. Funding provided in this item also shall be used to offset the fiscal impact of (i) establishing and providing mandatory outpatient treatment, pursuant to House Bill 499 and Senate Bill 246, 2008 Session of the General Assembly; and (ii) attendance at involuntary commitment hearings by community services board staff who have completed the prescreening report, pursuant to House Bill 560 and Senate Bill 246, 2008 Session of the General Assembly.


Q. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to Holiday House of Portsmouth, Inc.


R.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB) and with input from the Department of Corrections and the Supreme Court shall examine the feasibility of expanding the use of community medical detoxification and opiate maintenance treatments to divert opioid dependent individuals from jails.  As part of its analysis, the department shall include efforts to maximize the utilization of existing benefits accessed through the Department of Medical Assistance Services.


S. If there is an extension through June 30, 2011 of increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5), the reduction of $2,100,000 from the general fund the first year in this item shall not become effective and the funding shall be provided for community mental health services for children. The Governor shall have authority to direct that the reduction referenced in this paragraph be imposed, either partially or in full, as he deems necessary in order to ensure that the costs to the Commonwealth of contingent restorations in various items within this act do not exceed the amount of funding made available due to an extension of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.


T. Out of this appropriation, $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to establish community crisis intervention services in each region for individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring mental health or behavioral disorders.


U. Out of this appropriation, $1,900,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to expand community-based services in Health Planning Region V. These funds shall be used for services intended to delay or deter placement, or provide discharge assistance for patients in a state mental health facility.


V. Out of this appropriation, $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to expand crisis stabilization and related services statewide intended to delay or deter placement in a state mental health facility.


W. Out of this appropriation, $30,000,000 from the general fund the second year shall be deposited to the Behavioral Health Services and Developmental Services Trust Fund to transition individuals from state training centers to community-based settings.