Budget cuts: Mental Health & Developmental Services
November 11, 2008
The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Team in Southern Nevada will be eliminated. As a result, 48 seriously mentally ill clients will not be served.
Improved revenue billing and collections will save the General Fund $3.58 million in Southern Nevada.
Westcare Triage Services will be cut by $270,000 per year. Housing support for 85 clients in Southern Nevada will be eliminated, saving $1.1 million per year. Funding for the North Las Vegas Clinic will be eliminated, saving $4.4 million. A total of 96.81 positions will be eliminated from the Rawson-Neal hospital in Las Vegas based on revised staffing ratios, saving $13.3 million. Similarly, 13.11 positions will be eliminated from the Dini-Townsend hospital in Reno saving $1.7 million. Medication Clinic growth (85 clients) and PAS is reduced in Reno saving $2.4 million and the Reno Triage Center funding will be cut by $150,000 per year.