2014 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5002 (Chapter 2)

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Item 278

Item 278

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Administrative and Support Services (79900)$672,239$673,257
General Management and Direction (79901)FY2015 $672,239FY2016 $673,257
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2015 $672,239FY2016 $673,257

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2; Article 6, and § 2.2-200, Code of Virginia.

A.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 six 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.

B.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall provide the Governor and the Chairs of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees a quarterly written assessment of the progress made by the Health Care Reform program office to implement new information technology systems as described in Item 424 D.2. of this Act. This report shall provide a program-level assessment, including a description of the expenditures that have been made and the activities to which any State or contract staff are assigned. The report shall also include a program-level description of steps taken to ensure that (i) individual projects and the use of project resources are prioritized across the program, (ii) a coordinated approach to program management across all projects is undertaken through the use of formal structures and processes, (iii) program governance and communication activities are sufficient to achieve benefit and stakeholder management objectives, and (iv) any changes in program and project-level objectives and resource needs are identified.  This reporting requirement shall cease at such time as new program management standards are promulgated by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.