2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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Restore Funds to Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)

Item 306 #1c

Item 306 #1c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $200,000 GF

Page 291, line 18, strike "$1,651,884" and insert "$1,851,884".
Page 292, line 20, strike "$100,000" and insert "$300,000".
Page 292, line 23, after "Centers.", insert:
"General fund appropriations in this item shall be used for the recruitment and retention, practice support, and training of health care professionals in medically underserved areas or areas with medically underserved populations."

(This amendment restores $200,000 from the general fund to the Virginia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and modifies how AHEC funding is to be used. The Governor's October budget reduction actions had reduced the second year funding for the program by 90 percent, leaving only $100,000 from the general fund for the AHECs, and eliminated language directing how these funds were to be used.)