Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-616-R1

Redraft EPS 616

Bridgewater Monitoring

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Disability Law Center, Inc. to monitor the efficacy of service delivery reforms at Bridgewater state hospital, including units at the Old Colony correctional center and the treatment center; provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. may investigate the physical environment of those facilities, including infrastructure issues, and may use methods, including, but not limited to, testing and sampling the physical and environmental conditions, whether or not they are utilized by patients or inmates; provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. may monitor the continuity of care for Bridgewater state hospital persons served who are discharged to county correctional facilities or department of mental health facilities, including assessment of the efficacy of admission, discharge and transfer planning procedures and coordination between the department of correction, Wellpath LLC, the department of mental health and county correctional facilities; provided further, that not less than once every 6 months, the Disability Law Center, Inc. shall report on the impact of these reforms on those served at Bridgewater state hospital to the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery, the joint committee on the judiciary, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8900-0001, by striking out the figure “$696,357,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$696,482,000”.