1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Recommendations on Special Transportation (language only)

Item 305 #1c

Item 305 #1c

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 of the elderly, the disabled, and other citizens throughout Virginia 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, and evaluate state reimbursement rates for their adequacy.  The Secretaries shall provide a report by December 20, 1998, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.  The report shall include recommendations for service expansions, changes, cooperation, coordination, and funding."

(This amendment requires an evaluation of services for persons with special transportation needs.)