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State Training Centers, The Special Joint Subcommittee to Consult on the Plan to Close

  • Description: M.1. A joint subcommittee of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, in collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, shall continue to monitor and review the closure plans for the three remaining training centers scheduled to close by 2020. As part of this review process the joint subcommittee may evaluate options for those individuals in training centers with the most intensive medical and behavioral needs to determine the appropriate types of facility or residential settings necessary to ensure the care and safety of those residents is appropriately factored into the overall plan to transition to a more community-based system. In addition, the joint subcommittee may review the plans for the redesign of the Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability and Day Support Waivers. 2. To assist the joint subcommittee, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide a quarterly accounting of the costs to operate and maintain each of the existing training centers at a level of detail as determined by the joint subcommittee. The quarterly reports for the first, second and third quarter shall be due to the joint subcommittee 20 days after the close of the quarter. The fourth quarter report shall be due on August 15 of each year. 3. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide an update to the Special Joint Subcommittee to Consult on the Plan to Close State Training Centers no later than June 30, 2019, regarding any Public-Private Partnerships for CVTC that may allow continued operation in some form, whether such proposal has been officially proposed or not. The Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide all information and analysis related to any proposals received under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act to the Joint Subcommittee. 4. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall provide a report to the Joint Subcommittee regarding all remaining residents at Central Virginia Training Center by April 30, 2019. The report shall provide data that provides details on the needs of those individuals that remain and what services they would need in the community. The department shall also provide data regarding the number of behavioral specialists in the Commonwealth available to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities in Virginia's waiver program and an update on the overall crisis system for children and adults with developmental disabilities, including data regarding the need for these services, current services available, and outcomes for those using the current system.
  • Report Date: The quarterly reports shall be submitted (by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) to the joint subcommittee 20 days after the close of each quarter with the first report due 10/20/2015 and every three months thereafter.
  • Staff Contact:

    Susan Massart, House Appropriations Staff, 804-698-1590
    Michael Tweedy, Senate Finance Staff, 804-698-7480

All members appointed by Chair of House Appropriations . Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable Riley E. Ingram
The Honorable R. Steven Landes
The Honorable T. Scott Garrett
The Honorable Mark D. Sickles
All members appointed by Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name
The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
The Honorable Janet D. Howell
The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 4 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 4 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 0
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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