2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Fund Transfer Authority to Serve Children in FAMIS (language only)

Item 318 #1c

Item 318 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 281, after line 38, insert:
"C.  Every eligible child applying for health insurance as provided for in Title 32.1, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia, shall be enrolled and served in the program.  To the extent that appropriations in this item are insufficient, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer general fund appropriations from Item 319 into this item, to be used as state match for federal Title XXI funds."

(This amendment ensures that adequate funding would be available for enrollment of eligible children in Virginia's new health insurance program for poor children (FAMIS). If funding in this item was insufficient, state funds could be transferred from the Medicaid program in Item 319 to be used as state match for federal Title XXI funds provided for FAMIS.)