2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hall
Training Assistance for Certified Nurse Aides (language only)

Item 125 #4h

Item 125 #4h

Commerce and Trade
Virginia Employment Commission

Page 108, after line 40, insert:
"E.  The Virginia Workforce Council shall include provisions in the Workforce Investment Act State Plan to support efforts to educate, train, and employ Certified Nurse Aides."

(This amendment provides direction to the Virginia Workforce Council to use a portion of the state's federal Workforce Investment Act allocation to support efforts to train additional Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs). A recent study undertaken by the Joint Commission on Health Care concluded that there is a significant shortage of CNAs in Virginia and that this shortage poses adverse quality and access consequences for Virginia's health care delivery system. The budget language is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)