2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Early Intervention Services-Part C Program

Item 334 #4s

Item 334 #4s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,000,000 GF

Page 335, line 3, strike "$207,253,750" and insert "$208,253,750".

(This amendment restores and adds funding for Virginia's Part C Early Intervention System, which provides services, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, parental education, and other necessary services for infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 3 years) with developmental disabilities or delays. Federal requirements for service provision in natural environments, inadequate insurance coverage, low Medicaid reimbursement rates, and a growing population of children with special needs have created increased demand and increased costs for these services. Some Community Services Boards have had to reduce or eliminate Part C services due to the Governor's October budget reduction actions.)