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Budget Summary FY2016

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45900915 - Public Health Hospitals
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
4590-0915 Public Health Hospitals
For the maintenance and operation of Tewksbury hospital, Massachusetts hospital school, Lemuel Shattuck hospital and the hospital bureau, including the state office of pharmacy services; provided, that reimbursements received for medical services provided at the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of houses of correction not managed by private health care vendors shall be credited to item 4590-0903 of section 2B; provided further, that Tewksbury hospital shall maintain the same number of beds in fiscal year 2016 as was maintained in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts hospital school Summer Day Program; provided further, that the Massachusetts hospital school shall maintain not less than 120 beds for clients in its inpatient setting to the extent feasible within the appropriation; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall seek to obtain federal financial participation for care provided to inmates of the department of correction and to inmates of houses of correction who are treated at the public health hospitals

151,138,715 158,136,217

Veto Explanation:   I am striking this language because the requirement is unduly burdensome.