1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Recommendations on Special Transportation Services (language only)

Item 305 #1h

Item 305 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 200, after line 28 insert:
C.  The Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Transportation shall review existing data and information pertaining to the adequacy of public transportation services to meet the needs throughout Virginia of the elderly, the disabled and other citizens for whom basic transportation is a serious challenge.  The Secretaries also shall consult with organizations with special knowledge of this issue, review efforts by organizations to coordinate and cooperate in the delivery of transportation services, consider models used in other states to provide special transportation services, evaluate state reimbursement rates for their adequacy, and shall make an interim report by September 1, 1998, to the Co-Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and shall make a final report with specific recommendations for service expansions or changes, funding and service cooperation, and coordination to the above Co-Chairmen by December 20, 1998."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)