Training center residents; quality of care. (SB136)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; training center residents; quality of care. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to ensure that, before any training center resident is transferred to another facility or placed in community-based care, adequate resources are in place to guarantee the receiving facility provides an equal or better quality of care as compared to the resident's current training center. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102442D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
12/30/2013Introduced bill reprinted 14102442D
01/31/2014Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N)


spotter writes:

One would hope that a bill of this sort would not be necessary. However, just look at what happened to DBHDS/CSB clients released from state psychiatric facilities for a glimpse of what can go wrong when budgets are cut without regard to human suffering.