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Residential psychiatric placement and services; SOE, et al., to establish work group.

Directs the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to study the current process for approval of residential psychiatric services for children and adolescents and requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020.

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02/04/2020 Senate: Printed as engrossed 20104744D-E Open
01/08/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104744D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104744D
    SENATE BILL NO. 734
    Senate Amendments in [ ] � February 4, 2020
    A BILL to direct the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to study the current process for approval of residential psychiatric services. Report.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Deeds
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    Referred to Committee on Rules
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. � 1. That the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources shall establish a work group [ , co-chaired by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Director of Medical Assistance Services, ] to consist of the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Superintendent of Public Education, the Director of Medical Assistance Services, the Commissioner of Social Services, and the Director of the Office of Childrens Services, or their designees, and representatives of hospitals providing services to children and adolescents, providers of residential psychiatric services for children and adolescents, community services boards, and behavioral health advocacy groups to (i) review the current process for approval of residential psychiatric placements and barriers to timely approval of residential psychiatric services for [ adults, ] adolescents [ , ] and children, (ii) develop recommendations for improving such process and ensuring timely approval of residential psychiatric placements and services for [ adults, ] adolescents [ , ] and children, and (iii) develop recommendations for a process to expedite approval of requests for residential psychiatric placements and services for [ adults, ] adolescents [ , ] and children who are receiving acute inpatient psychiatric services [ and for whom residential psychiatric placement and services are appropriate within seven days of receipt of such request ] . The work group shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020.

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    R. Creigh Deeds D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Rules with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104744D
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
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    Start Description.
    Directs the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to study the current process for approval of residential psychiatric services for children and adolescents and requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020.
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    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Appropriations
    The work group shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020

    Education
    734 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 8, 2020 A BILL to direct the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to study the current process for approval of residential psychiatric services

    Men
    The work group shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020

    Senate
    The work group shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020


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