1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Gartlan
Co-Patron(s): Walker, Woods
Study of Telemedicine Projects

Item 326 #1s

Item 326 #1s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $75,000 GF

Page 257, line 34, strike "$31,727,628" and insert "$31,802,628".
Page 258, after line 37, insert:
"F.  The Department of Health shall conduct a study of the cost effectiveness and medical efficacy of its telemedicine projects located in Lancaster County, Lee County, and the City of Danville.  The Department shall provide initial results of this study to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Commission on Health Care prior to December 1, 2000.  The final report shall be submitted prior to October 1, 2001."

(This amendment provides funds for the Department of Health to conduct an evaluation of its three telemedicine sites (Lancaster, Lee, and Danville) funded in 1998.)