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2016 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Mental Health Treatment Centers

Item 319

Item 319

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
State Health Services (43000)$234,305,479$233,563,146
Geriatric Care Services (43006)FY2017 $48,175,300FY2018 $48,175,300
Inpatient Medical Services (43007)FY2017 $19,264,424FY2018 $19,264,424
State Mental Health Facility Services (43014)FY2017 $166,865,755FY2018 $166,123,422
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $182,990,270FY2018 $182,247,937
SpecialFY2017 $51,315,209FY2018 $51,315,209

Authority: Title 37.2, Chapters 1 through 11, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, $700,000 the first year and $700,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to continue operating up to 13 beds at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (NVMHI) that had been scheduled for closure in fiscal year 2013. The Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall ensure continued operation of at least 123 beds.


B. Out of this appropriation, $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000 the second year from the general fund shall be made available for the purchase of private inpatient geriatric mental health services. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report annually to the Secretary of Finance and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the number of individuals served and the types of services provided.


C.1. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year from the general fund shall be used to plan for the closure of Catawba Hospital. Prior to expending planning funds, the Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, shall submit proposed expenditures to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Finance for review.


2. Pursuant to § 37.2-316 of the Code of Virginia, the Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, shall establish a state and community consensus and planning team.


3. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall develop a detailed closure plan, including the costs associated with closure of the hospital and community resources necessary to accommodate individuals served by the hospital, for consideration in the 2017 session of the General Assembly.


4. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is authorized to implement a progressive staff retention plan at Catawba Hospital on July 1, 2016 to reduce high turnover associated with the planned closure. The ongoing costs of the retention plan shall be included in the detailed plan.