|5930-1000||State Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled
For the operation of facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities; 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 intermittent care facilities for the individuals with intellectual disabilities, in this item called ICF/MRs, managed by the department and shall endeavor, within available resources, to discharge clients residing in the ICF/MRs to residential services in the community if 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 ICF/MRs; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICF/MR 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 ICF/MR; provided further, that the department may allocate funds from this item to items 5920-2000, 5920-2010, and 5920-2025, 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 ICF/MRs; provided further, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item; provided further, that the Secretary of Administration and Finance shall complete a study of the reductions and closings of the Glavin Regional Center, the Monson Development Center and the Templeton Development Center, including intensive individual supports, for the purpose of closing those state institutions? provided further, that no steps shall be taken to close said institutions through layoffs until the study is completed; provided further, that the study shall examine the costs and benefits of maintaining the institutions and shall identify alternative methods of providing the services currently provided by those institutions? provided further, that the study shall identify the number and names of all private nonprofit vendors who contract with the department to provide direct care in the community, the amount of state and federal resources paid to those vendors in fiscal years 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the amount of clients served by these private nonprofit vendors in each of those fiscal years? provided further, that nothing in this item shall preclude an individual from exercising his rights to transfer to a community based residential placement either state or vendor operated? provided further, that the secretary shall report its findings in and its recommendations to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 1, 2011? and provided further, that at least 6 months prior to closing each of the aforementioned ICF/MRs, the secretary of housing and economic development or his designee and the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance or his designee shall meet jointly with affected municipal officials and produce a plan for the timely demolition of buildings, remediation of hazardous materials and future use of the property, including disposition by the commonwealth for redevelopment or conservation, if appropriate
FMAP Budget Relief Fund 0.143%
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.