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Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Item 314

Item 314

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Administrative and Support Services (49900)$61,710,488
$64,939,952
$55,929,229
$60,026,435
General Management and Direction (49901)FY2013 $6,770,350
$6,999,814
FY2014 $6,969,091
$7,811,949
Information Technology Services (49902)FY2013 $26,933,506
$27,683,506
FY2014 $20,953,506
$21,207,854
Architectural and Engineering Services (49904)FY2013 $2,465,094FY2014 $2,465,094
Collection and Locator Services (49905)FY2013 $2,584,316FY2014 $2,584,316
Human Resources Services (49914)FY2013 $1,685,838FY2014 $1,685,838
Planning and Evaluation Services (49916)FY2013 $356,956FY2014 $356,956
Program Development and Coordination (49933)FY2013 $20,914,428
$23,164,428
FY2014 $20,914,428
$23,914,428
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2013 $32,828,084
$36,014,066
FY2014 $30,546,825
$34,470,102
SpecialFY2013 $18,019,971
$18,063,453
FY2014 $14,519,971
$14,693,900
Federal TrustFY2013 $10,862,433FY2014 $10,862,433

Authority: Title 16.1, Article 18, and Title 37.2, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, and Title 2.2, Chapters 26 and 53 Code of Virginia; P.L. 102-119, Federal Code.


A. The Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental 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 or his designee shall give notice of the fact to all sheriffs.


B. The Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall work in conjunction with community services boards to develop and implement a graduated plan for the discharge of eligible facility clients to the greatest extent possible, utilizing savings generated from statewide gains in system efficiencies.


C. Notwithstanding § 4-5.12 § 4-5.09 of this act and paragraph C of § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is hereby authorized to deposit the entire proceeds of the sales of surplus land at state-owned behavioral health and intellectual disability facilities into a revolving trust fund. The trust fund may initially be used for expenses associated with restructuring such facilities. Remaining proceeds after such expenses shall be dedicated to continuing services for current patients as facility services are restructured. The trust fund will receive any savings resulting from facility restructuring. Thereafter, the fund will be used to enhance services to individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability and substance abuse problems.


D. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall identify and create opportunities for public-private partnerships and develop the incentives necessary to establish and maintain an adequate supply of acute-care psychiatric beds for children and adolescents.


E. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice, where appropriate, shall identify and create opportunities for public-private partnerships and develop the incentives necessary to establish and maintain an adequate supply of residential beds for the treatment of juveniles with behavioral health treatment needs, including those who are mentally retarded, aggressive, or sex offenders, and those juveniles who need short-term crisis stabilization but not psychiatric hospitalization.


F. Out of this appropriation, $656,538 the first year and $656,538 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for placement and restoration services for juveniles found to be incompetent to stand trial pursuant to Title 16.1, Chapter 11, Article 18, Code of Virginia.


G. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to pay for legal and medical examinations needed for individuals living in the community and in need of guardianship services.


H. Out of this appropriation, $1,388,423 the first year and $1,388,423 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for services for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators as follows: (i) $642,700 the first year and $642,700 the second year for clinical evaluations and court testimony for sexually violent predators who are being considered for release from state correctional facilities and who will be referred to the Clinical Review Committee for psycho-sexual evaluations prior to the state seeking civil commitment, (ii) $529,465 the first year and $529,465 the second year for conditional release services, including treatment, and (iii) $216,528 the first year and $216,258 the second year for the costs associated with contracting with a Global Positioning System service to closely monitor the movements of individuals who are civilly committed to the sexually violent predator program but conditionally released.


I. Out of this appropriation, $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to operate a real-time reporting system for public and private acute psychiatric beds in the Commonwealth.


J.1. The Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall work in collaboration with the Health Planning Region (HPR) V Community Services Boards to plan, develop and implement transitional mental health services to qualified individuals discharged from the Eastern State Hospital.


2. The HPR V Community Services Boards shall involve local and regional partners, including local governments, in the planning and development of these programs and services.


K. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall submit a report to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than December 1 of each year for the preceding fiscal year that provides information on the operation of Virginia's publicly-funded behavioral health and developmental services system.  The report shall include a brief narrative and data on the numbers of individuals receiving state facility services or CSB services, including purchased inpatient psychiatric services, the types and amounts of services received by these individuals, and CSB and state facility service capacities, staffing, revenues, and expenditures.  The annual report also shall describe major new initiatives implemented during the past year and shall provide information on the accomplishment of systemic outcome and performance measures during the year.


L.  The Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide a plan to the General Assembly, developed in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, related to the closure of state training centers by the end fiscal year 2021, in compliance with the settlement agreement relating to United States of America v. Commonwealth of Virginia (Civil Action No. 312cv0059-JAG), subject to judicial approval.  In developing the plan, the Commissioner shall solicit input from all relevant stakeholders including, but not limited to, individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or their guardians, and public and private providers.  The plan shall be completed within one year of the effective date of the settlement agreement.