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Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Item 307

Item 307

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Administrative and Support Services (49900)$71,541,230$72,181,716
General Management and Direction (49901)FY2015 $11,793,663FY2016 $12,015,165
Information Technology Services (49902)FY2015 $27,836,043FY2016 $26,567,527
Architectural and Engineering Services (49904)FY2015 $2,508,805FY2016 $2,508,805
Collection and Locator Services (49905)FY2015 $2,739,740FY2016 $2,739,740
Human Resources Services (49914)FY2015 $1,768,261FY2016 $1,768,261
Planning and Evaluation Services (49916)FY2015 $369,062FY2016 $369,062
Program Development and Coordination (49933)FY2015 $24,525,656FY2016 $26,213,156
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $41,067,438FY2016 $43,950,681
SpecialFY2015 $19,611,359FY2016 $17,368,602
Federal TrustFY2015 $10,862,433FY2016 $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 § 4-5.09 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, $2,059,930 the first year and $2,419,930 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for services for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators including the following: (i) 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) conditional release services, including treatment, and (iii) 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. 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.


K. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used for a comprehensive statewide suicide prevention program. The Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), in collaboration with the Departments of Health, Education, Veterans Services, Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and other partners shall develop and implement a statewide program of public education, evidence-based training, health and behavioral health provider capacity-building, and related suicide prevention activity.


L.1. Beginning October 1, 2013, the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide quarterly reports to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on progress in implementing the plan to close state training centers and transition residents to the community. The reports shall provide the following information on each state training center:  (i) the number of authorized representatives who have made decisions regarding the long-term type of placement for the resident they represent and the type of placement they have chosen; (ii) the number of authorized representatives who have not yet made such decisions; (iii) barriers to discharge; (iv) the general fund and nongeneral fund cost of the services provided to individuals transitioning from training centers; and (v) the use of increased Medicaid reimbursement for congregate residential services to meet exceptional needs of individuals transitioning from state training centers.


2. At least six months prior to the closure of a state intellectual disabilities training center, the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall complete a comprehensive survey of each individual residing in the facility slated for closure to determine the services and supports the individual will need to receive appropriate care in the community. The survey shall also determine the adequacy of the community to provide care and treatment for the individual, including but not limited to, the appropriateness of current provider rates, adequacy of waiver services, and availability of housing. The Commissioner shall report quarterly findings to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.


3. The department shall convene quarterly meetings with authorized representatives, families, and service providers in Health Planning Regions I, II, III and IV to provide a mechanism to (i) promote routine collaboration between families and authorized representatives, the department, community services boards, and private providers; (ii) ensure the successful transition of training center residents to the community; and (iii) gather input on Medicaid waiver redesign to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disability.


4. In the event that provider capacity cannot meet the needs of individuals transitioning from training centers to the community, the department shall work with community services boards and private providers to explore the feasibility of developing (i) a limited number of small community group homes or intermediate care facilities to meet the needs of residents transitioning to the community, and/or (ii) a regional support center to provide specialty services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose medical, dental, rehabilitative or other special needs cannot be met by community providers. The Commissioner shall report on these efforts to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees as part of the quarterly report, pursuant to paragraph L.1.


M. The State Comptroller shall provide the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services an interest-free anticipation loan not to exceed $3,100,000 to serve as an advance stream of funds in anticipation of Medicare Meaningful Use funds related to successful implementation of the Electronic Health Records project at state-operated behavioral health and intellectual disability facilities. The loan will be repaid no later than June 30, 2015.