HCR058....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT - Stating findings of the Legislature and providing approval for the Board of Correction to enter into agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority to finance and develop a secure mental health treatment facility. 03/12 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/13 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 03/14 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/18 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 66-4-0 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(02), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Loertscher, Nielsen, Shepherd(08) Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Henbest Title apvd - To Senate 03/19 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/20 10th Ord - ADOPTED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Keough Title apvd - to House 03/21 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/24 Pres signed 03/25 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 58 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND PROVIDING APPROVAL FOR THE BOARD OF 3 CORRECTION TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH THE IDAHO STATE BUILDING AUTHOR- 4 ITY TO FINANCE AND DEVELOP A SECURE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FACILITY. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the State Board of Correction to 7 establish, operate and maintain the Idaho Security Medical Program for persons 8 displaying evidence of mental illness or psychological disorders and requiring 9 diagnostic services and treatment in a maximum security setting in accordance 10 with Section 66-1301, Idaho Code; and 11 WHEREAS, in 2007 the Legislative Interim Committee on Mental Health and 12 Substance Abuse Treatment endorsed to the members of the First Regular Session 13 of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature the proposal by the Department of Correc- 14 tion to build a 300-bed secure mental health facility in Idaho to support the 15 purposes of Chapter 13, Title 66, Idaho Code; and 16 WHEREAS, under current law, standards for appropriate mental health treat- 17 ment in the Idaho Security Medical Program shall be jointly developed by the 18 Department of Correction and the Department of Health and Welfare in accor- 19 dance with Section 66-1312, Idaho Code; and 20 WHEREAS, under current law the Department of Correction is authorized to 21 receive and admit patients of any institution or facility under the jurisdic- 22 tion of the Department of Health and Welfare to the Idaho Security Medical 23 Program if they have been determined by a court to be both dangerous and men- 24 tally ill as defined in Section 66-1305, Idaho Code; and 25 WHEREAS, patients admitted to the Idaho Security Medical Program may orig- 26 inate from civil commitments by the courts as unfit to proceed pursuant to 27 Section 18-212, Idaho Code; referrals by the courts for psychosocial diagnosis 28 and recommendations as part of the pretrial or presentence procedure of deter- 29 mination of mental competency to stand trial; mentally ill adult prisoners 30 from city, county and state correctional institutions for diagnosis, evalua- 31 tion or treatment; civil commitments by the courts pursuant to Section 66-329, 32 Idaho Code; and criminal commitments of the Idaho Department of Correction 33 requiring some form of specialized program not otherwise available; and 34 WHEREAS, residents coming to the Idaho Security Medical Program on the 35 basis of a civil commitment must first be found to be both dangerous and men- 36 tally ill, as defined in Section 66-1305, Idaho Code, in judicial proceedings 37 conducted in accordance with Section 66-329, Idaho Code; and 38 WHEREAS, the Department of Correction and the Department of Health and 39 Welfare have demonstrated the need for a secure mental health treatment facil- 40 ity for prisoners and for commitments to the Department of Health and Welfare; 41 and 42 WHEREAS, the Legislature has found that it is in the public interest and 43 to the economic benefit of the state of Idaho to provide for adequate govern- 44 mental facilities through the Idaho State Building Authority, pursuant to Sec- 2 1 tion 67-6404, Idaho Code; and 2 WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the state for the State Building 3 Authority to finance and provide a facility to house the Idaho Security Medi- 4 cal Program under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Correction. 5 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 6 sion of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and 7 the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature hereby authorizes and pro- 8 vides approval for the State Board of Correction to enter into such agreements 9 with the Idaho State Building Authority, under such terms and conditions as 10 may be reasonable and necessary, to provide for the financing and development 11 of a secure mental health treatment facility on state-owned land. 12 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution constitutes authorization to 13 enter into agreements required by the provisions of Section 67-6410, Idaho 14 Code. 15 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature supports that the secure men- 16 tal health facility operate at the highest level of efficiency possible. To 17 that end, and in an effort to provide for accountability, the Legislature 18 intends that the Board of Correction require operations staff to document val- 19 idated patient treatment methods, provide for and implement such treatment 20 methods, measure outcomes of such treatment methods, and report the results of 21 such outcomes of the methods used to the Legislature on an annual basis.
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This resolution provides authorization for the Board of Correction to enter into agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority to finance and build a secure mental health treatment facility on state-owned land as provided for in Section 67-6410, Idaho Code. This stand alone facility meets the intent of Chapter 13, Title 66 that directs the Board of Correction to establish, operate, and maintain a program for persons displaying evidence of mental illness or psychosocial disorders and requiring diagnostic services and treatment in a maximum security setting, and for other criminal commitments as determined by the Board of Correction or its designee.
During the 2007 legislative session the Interim Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse endorsed a proposal by the Department of Correction to build a 300-bed treatment facility. An appropriation of $3 million was provided in fiscal year 2008 in the Building Fund Advisory Council (Permanent Building Fund) to begin the planning process for a secure mental health facility. This facility has been designed jointly by the Department of Correction and the Department of Health and Welfare. Funding in the amount of $70 million was included in the Governor’s recommendation for the Building Fund Advisory Council in the Department of Administration.
This resolution authorizes the Board of Correction to enter into an agreement with the Idaho Building Authority to finance and build a facility that is projected to cost $70 million for construction. Funds remaining in the original fiscal year 2008 appropriation to the Building Fund Advisory Council for planning are committed for this project for site identification, site purchase, and site development. Future bond payments are estimated to begin in three years and will be paid for out of the General Fund.
Contact: Cathy Holland-Smith 334-4731
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
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