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Budget Summary FY2016

50425000 - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
5042-5000 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
For child and adolescent services, including the costs of psychiatric and related services provided to children and adolescents determined to be medically-ready for discharge from acute hospital units or mental health facilities and who are experiencing unnecessary delays in being discharged due to the lack of more appropriate settings; provided, that for the purpose of funding those services, the commissioner of mental health may allocate funds from the amount appropriated in this item to other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the department shall not refer or discharge a child or adolescent to the custody or care of the department of children and families until the department of mental health forwards its assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent is appropriate for foster care or, due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the Northwestern Juvenile Fire Intervention Response Education and Safety Partnership, Inc. for a juvenile firesetter intervention and prevention program in Hampshire and Franklin counties, the town of Athol and the city of Holyoke; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $3,600,000 for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project; provided further, that not less than $500,000 of this sum shall be expended to expand the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms statewide to address mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women; provided further, that amounts expended from this item for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project that are related to services provided on behalf of commercially insured clients shall be assessed by the commissioner of mental health on surcharge payors, as defined in section 64 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, and shall be collected in a manner consistent with the department of mental health's regulations; provided further, that the department shall develop and conduct an anonymous survey of all legal guardians of children or adolescents for whom it provides services in calendar year 2015 for the purpose of developing future programming, determining gaps in service and modernizing the overall distribution of services to meet the needs of families instead of county structures; provided further, that the department shall report not later than March 1, 2016 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse on the results of the survey and any identified changes the department shall need to address in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $150,000 for the Arlington Youth Counseling Center

80,420,672 87,034,610

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.