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SP0670, LD 1645, item 1, 127th Maine State Legislature

An Act To Address Employee Recruitment and Retention Issues at State Mental Health Institutions



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An Act To Address Employee Recruitment and Retention Issues at State Mental Health Institutions

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the state mental health institutions are an integral part of mental health care in the State; and

Whereas, employee recruitment and retention is important to the stability of the state mental health institutions; and

Whereas, this legislation provides for an increase in wages for certain personnel at the state mental health institutions beginning July 1, 2016; and

Whereas, the 90-day period will not expire until after July 1, 2016; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. Department to increase wages at state mental health institutions. The Department of Health and Human Services shall increase wages for select personnel at the state mental health institutions. Wages must be increased by $2 per hour for all Acuity Specialist positions, Licensed Practical Nurse positions, Mental Health Worker I positions, Mental Health Worker II positions and Mental Health Worker III positions. Wages must be increased by $4 per hour for all Nurse I positions, Hospital Nurse II positions, Hospital Nurse III positions, Hospital Nurse IV positions, Psychologist III positions and Psychologist IV positions.

Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)

 

Disproportionate Share - Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center 0734

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $4 per hour for all Nurse I positions, Hospital Nurse II positions, Hospital Nurse III positions, Hospital Nurse IV positions, Psychologist III positions and Psychologist IV positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


GENERAL FUND

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$177,815









GENERAL FUND TOTAL

$0

$177,815

 

 

Disproportionate Share - Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center 0734

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $2 per hour for all Acuity Specialist positions, Licensed Practical Nurse positions, Mental Health Worker I positions, Mental Health Worker II positions and Mental Health Worker III positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


GENERAL FUND

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$57,790









GENERAL FUND TOTAL

$0

$57,790

 

 

Disproportionate Share - Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $2 per hour for all Acuity Specialist positions, Licensed Practical Nurse positions, Mental Health Worker I positions, Mental Health Worker II positions and Mental Health Worker III positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


GENERAL FUND

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$212,785









GENERAL FUND TOTAL

$0

$212,785

 

 

Disproportionate Share - Riverview Psychiatric Center 0733

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $4 per hour for all Nurse I positions, Hospital Nurse II positions, Hospital Nurse III positions, Hospital Nurse IV positions, Psychologist III positions and Psychologist IV positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


GENERAL FUND

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$246,570









GENERAL FUND TOTAL

$0

$246,570

 

 

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center 0120

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $4 per hour for all Nurse I positions, Hospital Nurse II positions, Hospital Nurse III positions, Hospital Nurse IV positions, Psychologist III positions and Psychologist IV positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$321,385









OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL

$0

$321,385

 

 

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center 0120

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $2 per hour for all Acuity Specialist positions, Licensed Practical Nurse positions, Mental Health Worker I positions, Mental Health Worker II positions and Mental Health Worker III positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$104,450









OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL

$0

$104,450

 

 

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $4 per hour for all Nurse I positions, Hospital Nurse II positions, Hospital Nurse III positions, Hospital Nurse IV positions, Psychologist III positions and Psychologist IV positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$445,654









OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL

$0

$445,654

 

 

Riverview Psychiatric Center 0105

 

Initiative: Provides funds to increase wages by $2 per hour for all Acuity Specialist positions, Licensed Practical Nurse positions, Mental Health Worker I positions, Mental Health Worker II positions and Mental Health Worker III positions at the state mental health institutions.



 


OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

2015-16

2016-17

Personal Services

$0

$384,591









OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL

$0

$384,591

 

 


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)







DEPARTMENT TOTALS

2015-16

2016-17










GENERAL FUND

$0

$694,960

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

$0

$1,256,080









DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS

$0

$1,951,040

 

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect July 1, 2016.

 

SUMMARY



This bill increases wages for select personnel at the state mental health institutions.


SP0670, LR 2693, item 1, Session - 127th Maine Legislature, page


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