Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-1064

EPS 1064

Civil Commitments - Hampden County

Messrs. Welch, Lesser, Humason and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 8910-1000 the following item:  “8910-XXXX for the operations of the only Regional Section 35 program in Western Massachusetts for the counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Franklin, and Berkshire which provides involuntary commitment to a treatment facility for up to ninety days of an individual who has an addiction to alcohol and/or legal or illegal drugs; provided that the program shall be located in Hampden County to provide treatment, case management, medical and mental health services, withdrawal management and ongoing monitoring, medication addiction treatment (MAT) and safety and security staffing as well as release planning and after care services; provided further that additional costs associated with the Section 35 program includes medication, food, clothing, medical needs and psychiatric services.”…...........………$5,933,500