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HCR047.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS IDAHO STATE SCHOOL/HOSPITAL - CONSTRUCTION OF LIVING FACILITY - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the Department of Health and Welfare to enter into agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority to construct living facilities at the Idaho State School and Hospital, subject to approval of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. 03/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/09 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel 03/10 Rpt out - to Approp
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 47 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, IDAHO STATE SCHOOL AND HOS- 3 PITAL, TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH THE IDAHO STATE BUILDING AUTHORITY TO 4 FINANCE CONSTRUCTION OF A LIVING FACILITY. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho State School and Hos- 7 pital, a licensed intermediate care facility for persons with mental retarda- 8 tion, is required to provide services, programs and living facilities which 9 will enhance the client's independence, self-sufficiency, and provide for 10 their health needs and personal development in a safe and secure environment; 11 and 12 WHEREAS, the legislative interim committee appointed to study this and 13 related issues determined that the clients now being referred and admitted for 14 treatment, stabilization and transitional services are individuals with the 15 most difficult behavioral challenges without options for community care in the 16 private sector because they are too dangerous and aggressive or their medical 17 needs are too complex and demanding; and 18 WHEREAS, the living units at the Idaho State School and Hospital were not 19 designed or built to house clients with these complex behavioral challenges, 20 the facilities are not a safe living environment for either clients or staff, 21 and the facilities do not allow for alternatives in health care licensure to 22 achieve efficiencies and economies in treatment and staffing or alternatives 23 in treatment strategies; and 24 WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Welfare commissioned an architec- 25 tural study which determined the need to replace two functionally obsolete 26 buildings which house the majority of the clients with a new multibed facility 27 that meets current standards established for this type of facility together 28 with infrastructure and site improvements to accommodate and enhance services 29 to clients now served; and 30 WHEREAS, it is imperative and necessary that this facility be placed in 31 service at the earliest possible time to meet the public health and safety 32 needs. 33 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 34 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and 35 the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature hereby authorizes and pro- 36 vides approval for the Department of Health and Welfare to enter into an 37 agreement or agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority, under such 38 terms and conditions as may be reasonable and necessary, to provide such 39 facilities and financing thereof on the site of the existing campus of the 40 Idaho State School and Hospital. This authorization shall be subject to 41 approval of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee by formal adoption of a 42 motion recorded in its minutes. 43 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution constitutes authorization 44 required by the provisions of Section 67-6410, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS10243C1 Authorizes the department of Health and Welfare, Idaho State School and Hospital, to enter into agreements with the Idaho State building authority to finance construction of a living facility. FISCAL NOTE Estimated total building costs would be approximately 13.5 million. State general fund would be responsible for 6.5 million and the rest would be raised through bonds. CONTACT: Representative Deal Senator Thorne (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE HCR 47