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Acute psychiatric bed registry; information required to be reported.

Adds information about the (i) total number of licensed beds, (ii) total number of staffed beds, (iii) current bed utilization, (iv) change in bed utilization since the most recent update, (v) number of beds actually available, (vi) number of requests for admission received since the most recent update, (vii) number of individuals admitted since the most recent update, and (vii) number of requests for admission denied since the most recent update and the reason for each such denial to the list of information that must be submitted to the acute psychiatric bed registry (the registry) daily by each public and private inpatient psychiatric facility and every public and private residential crisis stabilization unit in the Commonwealth. The bill also directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to create a work group to evaluate the purpose, structure, and effectiveness of the registry and make recommendations for statutory, budgetary, or other actions necessary to redefine the purpose of the registry and improve its structure and effectiveness. The work group shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health, House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the Twenty-First Century by November 1, 2020.

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01/30/2020 Senate: Committee substitute printed 20106120D-S1 Open
01/08/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103050D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20106120D
    SENATE BILL NO. 739
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
    on January 30, 2020)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Deeds)
    A BILL to direct the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate and make recommendations related to the acute psychiatric bed registry.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. � 1. That the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) shall establish a work group to include representatives of such stakeholders as the Department may deem appropriate (i) to evaluate the role of the acute psychiatric bed registry (the registry) in collecting and disseminating information about the availability of acute psychiatric beds in the Commonwealth and collecting data and information to ensure adequate oversight of the process by which individuals are referred for acute psychiatric services, the structure of the registry, and the types of data required to be reported to the registry and (ii) to make recommendations for statutory, budgetary, or other actions necessary to redefine the purpose of the registry and improve its structure and effectiveness. The work group shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health, the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the Twenty-First Century by November 1, 2020.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    R. Creigh Deeds D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/30/2020 Senate Senate: Committee substitute printed 20106120D-S1
    01/30/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
    01/17/2020 Senate Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103050D
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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    Start Description.
    Adds information about the (i) total number of licensed beds, (ii) total number of staffed beds, (iii) current bed utilization, (iv) change in bed utilization since the most recent update, (v) number of beds actually available, (vi) number of requests for admission received since the most recent update, (vii) number of individuals admitted since the most recent update, and (vii) number of requests for admission denied since the most recent update and the reason for each such denial
    End Description.

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    Education
    739 AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health on January 30, 2020) (Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Deeds) A BILL to direct the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate and make recommendations related to the acute psychiatric bed registry

    Men
    The work group shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health, the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the Twenty-First Century by November 1, 2020

    Senate
    739 AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health on January 30, 2020) (Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Deeds) A BILL to direct the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate and make recommendations related to the acute psychiatric bed registry

    Health
    739 AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health on January 30, 2020) (Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Deeds) A BILL to direct the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate and make recommendations related to the acute psychiatric bed registry


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