RD546 - Annual Report on the Implementation of Senate Bill 1005 and House Bill 1549 and Item 315. GG. – December 1, 2017
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) is submitting this report in response to the requirements in Senate Bill 1005 and House Bill 1549 which amended and added to sections of the Code of Virginia related to services to be provided by the community services boards (CSBs) and behavioral health authorities. The fourth enactment clause of this legislation reads as follows for both SB1005 and HB1549:
“4. That the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report by December 1 of each year to the General Assembly regarding progress in the implementation of the provisions of this act."
This report is also in response to Item 315 GG. of the 2017 Appropriations Act that requires DBHDS to report on the use of funds allocated to CSBs to implement Same Day Access.
“GG. Out of this appropriation, $4,895,651 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to Community Service Boards and Behavioral Health Authorities to implement same day access for community behavioral health services. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report on the disbursement of the funds to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2017, and on any results from the boards who implemented same day access and where other boards stand with respect to assessment, consultation, and implementation. Annually, thereafter on October 1, the department shall report to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the effectiveness and outcomes of the program funding."
As of December 1, 2017, Same Day Access is the only service required in SB1005 and HB1549. For that reason, a report on the implementation of SB1005 and HB1549 is a report on the implementation of the Same Day Access funds.