2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Plan for Information & Referral (language only)

Item 293 #2c

Item 293 #2c

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 229, after line 3, insert:
"D.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, by October 1, 2000, on a proposed plan for restructuring the Commonwealth's information and referral services.  This plan shall address the following issues:  (i) how the advisory council should be reconfigured; (ii) the structure that should be used to implement information and referral services statewide; (iii) the feasibility of using 211 as a non-emergency information number, with a specific proposal for developing and implementing 211 in a way that appears to be cost-effective; (iv) a proposed plan to develop and implement a state-level, web-based site with links to all local, regional, and state information and referral resources across the Commonwealth; and (v) other issues as may seem appropriate.  In developing the proposed plan, the Secretary's office shall receive input from the Department of Social Services, the regional information and referral centers, other health and human resource agencies that provide information and referral services, and the Department of Information Technology."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)