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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department of Medical Assistance Services

Item 298

Item 298

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Pre-Trial, Trial, and Appellate Processes (32100)$15,069,989$15,742,428
$16,807,820
Reimbursements for Medical Services Related to Involuntary Mental Commitments (32107)FY2015 $15,069,989FY2016 $15,742,428
$16,807,820
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $15,069,989FY2016 $15,742,428
$16,807,820

Authority: § 37.2-809, Code of Virginia.


A. Any balance, or portion thereof, in Reimbursements for Medical Services Related to Involuntary Mental Commitments (32107), may be transferred between Items 40, 41, 42, and 298 as needed, to address any deficits incurred for Involuntary Mental Commitments by the Supreme Court or the Department of Medical Assistance Services.


B. Out of this appropriation, payments may be made to licensed health care providers for medical screening and assessment services provided to persons with mental illness while in emergency custody pursuant to § 37.2-808, Code of Virginia.


C. To the extent that the appropriation in this Item is insufficient, the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer general fund appropriation from Items 300, 301, and 303 to this Item, if available.


D. The Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, shall review the current rate that is paid for medical costs associated with involuntary mental health commitments. The review shall assess whether the current rate paid for medical services is adequate to serve individuals who may require highly specialized staffing and treatment needs while under detention. The director shall report his findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2014.