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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Enrolled)

Department of Medical Assistance Services

Item 300

Item 300

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Pre-Trial, Trial, and Appellate Processes (32100)$18,239,618$17,991,740
Reimbursements for Medical Services Related to Involuntary Mental Commitments (32107)FY2019 $18,239,618FY2020 $17,991,740
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $18,239,618FY2020 $17,991,740

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 41, 42, 43, and 300 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 appropriation in this Item are insufficient, the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer general fund appropriation, as needed, from Children's Health Insurance Program Delivery (44600), Medicaid Program Services (45600), and Medical Assistance Services for Low Income Children (46600), if available, into this Item.


D. The Department of Medical Assistance Services, in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall examine options, including financial incentives and disincentives, for increasing the participation of community hospitals in the provision of medical services for individuals subject to temporary detention orders (TDOs). The department shall report on the options to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by September 30, 2018.