HB2192 would transform Catawba Hospital into a state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment and recovery services facility.
HB2192 has cleared a major hurdle toward passage with unanimous, bipartisan support of the Health, Welfare and Institutions subcommittee. (More HERE on Cardinal News: “House panel unanimously backs Catawba transformation project“) The “Catawba Hospital; substance abuse treatment and recovery services” bill, with Del. Sam Rasoul of Roanoke as patron, Del. Joseph P. McNamara of Salem as chief co-patron, and Del. Chris Head of Botetourt County among several more co-patrons, “Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to transform Catawba Hospital into a state-of-the-art facility at which a continuum of substance abuse treatment and recovery services is provided in addition to the array of behavioral health and other services currently provided to geriatric individuals in need of mental health care.”