S1471............................................................by FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT - Appropriates an additional $2,000,000 to the Department of Health and Welfare for the Community Mental Health Program for fiscal years 2007 and 2008; recognizes the recommendations of the Mental Health Task Force and the Mental Health Facilities Development Plan; and provides legislative intent regarding the coordination of planning on the use of funding. 03/24 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/27 Rpt prt - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/28 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/29 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett(Clark), Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Lodge Title apvd - to House 03/30 House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 59-6-5 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills NAYS -- Barrett, Lake, McKague, Moyle, Nonini, Wood Absent and excused -- Black, Crow, McGeachin, Smylie, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Henbest Title apvd - to Senate 03/31 To enrol 04/03 Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed 04/04 To Governor 04/07 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 396 Effective: 07/01/06
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1471 BY FINANCE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE FOR 3 THE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS 2007 AND 2008; RECOG- 4 NIZING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE; RECOGNIZING 5 THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT PLAN; AND 6 PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE TO COORDINATE 7 PLANNING ON THE USE OF THE FUNDING. 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 9 SECTION 1. In addition to any other appropriation provided by law, there 10 is hereby appropriated $2,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of 11 Health and Welfare for the Community Mental Health Program, to be deposited in 12 the Cooperative Welfare Fund for trustee and benefit payments for the period 13 July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2008. 14 SECTION 2. The Mental Health Task Force is a partnership of the Idaho 15 Academy of Family Physicians, the Idaho College of Emergency Physicians, the 16 Idaho Hospital Association, the Idaho Medical Association, the Idaho Psychiat- 17 ric Association, the Idaho Psychological Association, the Idaho Association of 18 Counties, the Idaho Department of Correction, the Idaho Department of Health 19 and Welfare, the State Supreme Court, the Mountain States Group and the 20 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, who joined together to survey 21 stakeholders in health care, criminal justice, and county/state government to 22 create a prioritized list of the needs in the mental health system. These 23 findings were presented and accepted by the Mental Health Subcommittee of the 24 Legislative Health Care Task Force. In priority order their recommendations 25 included: more short-term beds for children and adults with mental illness; 26 more long-term beds for children and adults with mental illness; more outpa- 27 tient services for children and adults with mental illness; focus on early 28 intervention and prevention of mental illness for adults and children; address 29 court and legal issues; and workforce development issues. 30 SECTION 3. The Department of Health and Welfare presented the Mental 31 Health Facilities Development Plan to the Mental Health Subcommittee of the 32 Legislative Health Care Task Force. The plan is the result of a study that was 33 conducted to determine the future infrastructure needs necessary to support 34 the ongoing operations of mental health programs within the State of Idaho. 35 The primary focus of this study was to evaluate current and projected demand 36 for community based residential beds, crisis intervention and inpatient psy- 37 chiatric hospital beds. In priority order the recommendations were as follows: 38 to improve recruitment and retention of professional staff; to develop crisis 39 respite facilities in Regions I, III, VI, and VII; to construct a forensic 40 facility; and to develop public-private partnerships to develop and operate 41 new facilities. 2 1 SECTION 4. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of 2 Health and Welfare shall coordinate with regional mental health boards to 3 encourage community partners to develop and propose plans and apply for grants 4 to develop twenty-four (24) hour emergency psychiatric services, short-term 5 psychiatric beds, transitional housing and detoxification facilities and other 6 mental health services as provided for in Section 39-3128, Idaho Code. All 7 grants shall be provided on a one-time basis and consideration shall be given 8 to those projects that exhibit community support with matching funding and a 9 commitment to ongoing operational costs.
|Statement of Purpose|
This is a trailer appropriation to the Department of Health and Welfare for the Community Mental Health Program. This bill provides funding for mental health development grants authorized in Senate Bill 1389 as amended. These grants are on a one-time basis and must be coordinated through the Regional Mental Health Boards to the Department of Health and Welfare. These grants can be used to build capacity in the mental health services system as authorized in Sections 39-3128 and 39-3134A, Idaho Code.
Sections 2. and 3. recognize the studies conducted jointly by the executive and judicial branches of state government, health professional associations, county government, and consumer and family representatives of the mentally ill. These studies were presented to the Mental Health Subcommittee of the Health Care Task Force and were subsequently useful to craft the mental health reform incorporated into Senate Bill 1389a.
Section 4. provides guidance based upon Idaho Code as to how the funds will be used.
This bill provides $2 million from the General Fund on a one-time basis to be granted over a two-year period beginning July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2008.
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|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. S1471|