2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hall
Study of Academic Health Centers

Item 293 #3h

Item 293 #3h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of FY2001 $120,500 FY2002 $0 GF

Page 228, line 3, strike "$999,036" and insert "$1,119,536".
Page 229, after line 3, insert:
"D.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in consultation with the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Finance, shall study the financial and operational challenges that Virginia's academic health centers face in the delivery of health care, medical education, and medical research.  The study shall examine the management and operations of Virginia's academic health centers and identify (1) the issues that need to be addressed to maintain the long-term viability of the academic health centers in a changing health care market; (2) trends affecting academic health centers nationally; (3) best practices of academic health centers in other states that can serve as a model for Virginia; (4) appropriate sources of additional funding; and (5) recommendations that will strengthen administration, health care delivery, medical education, and medical research in the academic health centers.  The Division of Legislative Services, the Department of Planning and Budget, and staff from the House Appropriations and the Senate Finance Committees shall provide staff support for the study.  The staff of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall provide technical assistance.  The Secretaries shall complete their work and submit their findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by September 1, 2001."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to work with the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Finance to study Virginia's academic health centers.)