Central State Advisory Committee

The Central State Advisory Committee (CSAC) was created by P.L. 40-1994. The Committee is charged with the responsibility of delivering the best use of the Central State property. The CSAC is to act upon any recommendations of the Governor as to selling, leasing or transferring possession of any part of the real property constituting the grounds of Central State Hospital. SB 215-1998 amended the original legislation to require the Committee to obtain the following information:
    (1) The number of adults with mental illness or mental retardation.
    (2) The number of adults with mental illness or mental retardation confined by the Department of Correction (DOC).
    (3) The number of adults with mental illness or mental retardation who will be released by the DOC and require services for mental illness or mental retardation.
    (4) The number of adults with mental illness or mental retardation in county jails.
    (5) The number of adults with mental illness or mental retardation who will require services for mental illness.
    (6) The number of adults with mental illness who require services but will not receive adequate services and the reasons for the lack of needed services.
    (7) The requirements for services, including the types of placements needed for all adults with mental illness.
    (8) The number of beds required to serve adults with mental illness.

SB 215-1998 also requires the Committee to do the following:
    (1) Study funding and other fiscal issues related to providing appropriate service to adults with mental illness.
    (2) Study the need for institutional care for adult individuals with mental illness at the site of Central State Hospital.
    (3) Study alternative forms of treatment and sentencing for adult offenders with mental retardation in correctional facilities or other facilities.