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2022 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Mental Health Treatment Centers

Item 317

Item 317

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
State Health Services (43000)$304,888,516$301,774,574
Geriatric Care Services (43006)FY2023 $51,321,415FY2024 $51,321,415
Inpatient Medical Services (43007)FY2023 $18,484,201FY2024 $18,484,201
State Mental Health Facility Services (43014)FY2023 $235,082,900FY2024 $231,968,958
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2023 $278,251,773FY2024 $275,137,831
SpecialFY2023 $26,636,743FY2024 $26,636,743

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. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report by November 1 of each year to the Secretary of Finance and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees on the number of individuals served through discharge assistance plans and the types of services provided.


C. Out of this appropriation, $137,000 the first year and $137,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to provide transition services in alternate settings for children and adolescents who can be diverted or discharged from state facilities.


D. In order to avoid and manage COVID-19 outbreaks at state facilities, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall coordinate its testing and surveillance activities with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and local health districts for the purpose of accessing federal ELC Enhancing Detection Expansion grant funding provided to VDH through the Centers for Disease Control. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report quarterly to the Secretary of Finance and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees the expense of these funds, including the number of tests administered.


E. Out of this appropriation, $5,062,489 the first year and $5,062,489 the second year from the general fund is provided to expand therapeutic intervention and discharge planning services to seven days a week at Central State Hospital and Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute. The Department shall report to the Governor and the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees on the impact on length of stay, number of discharges occurring during the expanded service time, and overall impact on discharge planning and the census of the affected facilities by August 1, 2023, and each year thereafter.