1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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VCU Sanction on Gen. Initiative (language only)

Item 189 #14c

Item 189 #14c

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Commonwealth University

Page 142, line 48, after "amounts.", insert:
"Funding from the general fund for this item shall not be continued in the 2000-02 biennium unless the university has met the goals identified below for the Generalist Initiative by 2000.  The university shall report its progress to the Secretary of Education and the State Council of Higher Education annually by October 1.  The State Council shall report on the status of the Generalist Initiative to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees at their regularly scheduled meetings in November."

(This amendment requires the medical school to meet the goals of the Generalist Initiative by the year 2000 or lose its general fund support. The goals are: (i) at least 50 percent of Virginia medical school graduates shall enter generalist practice; and, (ii) at least 50 percent of Virginia medical school graduates entering generalist practice shall enter practice in Virginia upon completion of residency training.)