Adjusted Executive Legislative
Approp. Request Approp.
2000-01 2001-02 2001-02 Change
General Fund 3,134,000 2,987,000 2,987,000 0
Special Rev.-Fed. 4,147,000 5,166,000 5,166,000 0
Special Rev.-Other 2,484,000 2,694,000 2,694,000 0
Enterprise 20,000 20,000 20,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS: 9,785,000 10,867,000 10,867,000 0
AID TO LOCALITIES
General Fund 95,000 95,000 95,000 0
Special Rev.-Other 373,000 373,000 373,000 0
AID TO LOCALITIES: 468,000 468,000 468,000 0
The three-member Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled
(CQC) is an oversight agency intended to be independent of the State mental
hygiene agencies. The CQC employs a staff of 93 to monitor the care of persons
served by the mental hygiene system, as well as to investigate complaints of
abuse and reports of injuries and deaths of persons who are served in that
system. In addition, the CQC administers the Surrogate Decision-Making
Committee program which acts on behalf of persons in the mental hygiene system
who are not competent to make medical care decisions for themselves. Federal
funds support agency staff and contracts with not-for-profit agencies to
implement protection and advocacy programs for the developmentally disabled,
persons with mental illness and those with severe disabilities. As part of
its oversight function the agency also conducts provider audits which have
generated savings for the mental hygiene system.
The Executive recommends an All Funds budget of $11,335,000, an increase of
$1,082,000, or 10.5 percent. This change reflects General Fund savings from
shifting two positions to Special Revenue Other support; a Federal funds
increase due primarily to an anticipated grant for the Ticket to Work
program; and a Special Revenue Other increase for the transfer of two
positions from the General Fund, a collective bargaining adjustment, and
fringe benefit savings.
The Assembly makes no changes to the Executive's proposal.