2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Restore GF Support for Med-Flight Operations

Item 459 #3s

Item 459 #3s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Public Safety
State Police, Department of FY2003 $1,045,375 FY2004 $1,045,375 GF
FY2003 ($1,045,375) FY2004 ($1,045,375) NGF

Page 427, strike lines 31 through 34 and insert:
"F.  The Department of State Police shall determine the feasibility of recovering costs for its med-flight operations through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers.  The Department shall examine the feasibility of second-party billing through hospitals receiving patients or through the creation of an independent billing authority.".

(This amendment restores general fund support for Med-Flight operations and eliminates the transfer of nongeneral funds from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund for the support of this program.)