Community services board; adds crisis stabilization, outpatient, etc. to list of core services. (SB64)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community services boards; core services. Adds crisis stabilization, outpatient, respite, in-home, and residential and housing services to the list of core services required to be provided by community services boards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084535248
12/21/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Care
01/23/2008Assigned Education sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB64)
01/31/2008Left in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Subject matter referred to Commission on Mental Health Law Reform pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)


L. William Yolton writes:

Nice -- if there exists a CSB that can afford these services. Unfunded mandate. I would add intensive case management, such as PACTs...(and I'm not a fan), and consumer governed and operated services.

Alison Hymes writes:

PACT is not recovery oriented nor consumer driven as practiced in Virginia (or any state that I know of). It is also extremely expensive and if PACT was added there would be no money at all for basic outpatient services. We have to stop operating our CSB's as triage centers. We need to offer services to folks before they get to the point of qualifiying for a PACT program. Consumers want outpatient counseling/therapy in huge numbers as evidenced by the waiting lists at every CSB in the state that has outpatient counseling, that is consumer driven, not offering more PACT.