|5095-0015||Inpatient Facilities and Community-Based Mental Health Services
For the operation of hospital facilities and community-based mental health services; provided, that in order to comply with the decision in Olmstead v. L.E. 527 U.S. 581 and to enhance care within available resources to clients served by the department, the department shall take steps to consolidate or close psychiatric hospitals managed by the department and shall endeavor within available resources to discharge clients residing in the inpatient facilities to residential services in the community when the following criteria are met: (a) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (b) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (c) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in inpatient care; provided further, that any client transferred to another inpatient facility as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better than the care that had been received at the closed facility; provided further, that the department may allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from this item to item 5046-0000, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at the centers and facilities; and provided further, that the department of mental health shall notify the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means 60 days prior to the closure of any inpatient state hospital beds or community mental health programs and shall report to the committees any associated cost savings of any such consolidation or closure
FMAP Budget Relief Fund 4.466%
Veto Explanation: I am vetoing this language and reducing this amount because none of the enhanced FMAP funds have been received from or committed by the federal government.