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Budget Summary FY2016

15991450 - Health Policy Commission Substance Abuse
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
1599-1450 Health Policy Commission Substance Abuse
For a reserve to be administered by the health policy commission in consultation with the department of public health; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to develop a pilot program to implement a fully integrated model of post-natal supports for families with substance exposed newborns, integrating obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, social work, early intervention providers, and social service providers to provide full family care; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to develop a pilot program to implement a fully integrated model of post-natal supports for families with substance exposed newborns, integrating obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, social work, early intervention providers, and social service providers to provide full family care; provided further, that the commission shall implement the program to provide care for substance exposed newborns and their families at up to 3 regional sites in the commonwealth to be selected by the commission through a competitive process in which applicants demonstrate community need and the capacity to implement the integrated model; provided further, that in developing the program, the commission shall consider evidence-based practices from successful programs implemented locally, nationally, or internationally and shall consult with the department of public health and the department of children and families; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to develop a training and technical assistance program to improve and expand the capacity and ability of primary care providers, including but not limited to providers seeking certification as patient centered medical homes, to prescribe Narcan to prevent deaths by opioid overdose in every county of the commonwealth; provided further, that the program shall include training of primary care providers in prescribing Narcan and educating family members of individuals struggling with opioid misuse or addiction about Narcan and its use; provided further, that providers who participate in said training may receive a supply of Narcan for use in their practices; provided further, that the commission shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 12 months following completion of the pilot program and the training and technical assistance program on the results of the programs, including their effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2017

0 600,000

Veto Explanation:   I am reducing earmarked funding for a program to the amount projected to be necessary. The reduction in the item incorporates the reduction in earmarked funds.