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Mental Hygiene, Department of

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Mission

The Department of Mental Hygiene operates through three independent agencies – the Office of Mental Health, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. All three agencies provide services directly to their clients through State-operated facilities and receive reimbursement for these services, primarily through Medicaid funds.

Organization and Staffing

The Department of Mental Hygiene does not employ staff.

Budget Highlights

Patient revenues are pledged first to the payment of debt service on outstanding Mental Hygiene bonds. The FY 2020 Executive Budget recommends $600 million in new appropriations from the General Fund – the same level of funding as FY 2019. These appropriations may be distributed to any of the three agencies, or the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, in order to access additional revenues made available, or through a decreased set-aside for debt service resulting from planned debt management actions.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

There are no programs delivered or administered by the Department of Mental Hygiene.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 600,000,000 600,000,000 0 0
Total 600,000,000 600,000,000 0 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 0 600,000,000 600,000,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 600,000,000 0 (600,000,000)
Total 600,000,000 600,000,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Department of Mental Hygiene Employee Fringe Benefits
General Fund 0 600,000,000 600,000,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 600,000,000 0 (600,000,000)
Total 600,000,000 600,000,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total
Amount Change
Department of Mental Hygiene Employee Fringe Benefits 600,000,000 600,000,000
Total 600,000,000 600,000,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Maintenance Undistributed
Amount Change
Department of Mental Hygiene Employee Fringe Benefits 600,000,000 600,000,000
Total 600,000,000 600,000,000

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total
Amount Change
Department of Mental Hygiene Employee Fringe Benefits 0 (600,000,000)
Total 0 (600,000,000)

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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