Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-410

EHS 410

Increased Behavioral Health Support for School-Based Health Centers

Messrs. Timilty, Moore and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4590-0250, by adding the following words after the phrase “mental health care”:- “provided further, that $500,000 shall be allocated to the office of school-based health within the department of public health to administer a competitive grant program to eligible school-based health centers in the Commonwealth to ensure their ability to (a) preserve and expand access to pediatric mental health care to address the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, (b) develop innovative approaches to address the ongoing impacts of systemic racism and injustice on children, and (c) create stronger pathways to long-term primary and behavioral health care for children";

and by striking out the figure "$14,373,583" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$14,873,583".