2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Va. Health Care Found. - Rx Partnership

Item 314 #3c

Item 314 #3c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $75,000 FY2006 $75,000 GF

Page 242, line 31, strike "$166,547,101" and insert "$166,622,101".
Page 242, line 31, strike "$166,547,101" and insert "$166,622,101".
Page 243, after line 29, insert:
"3.  Out of this appropriation, $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Health Care Foundation for the Rx Partnership to improve access to free medications for low-income Virginians."

(This amendment provides funding to support the establishment of the Rx Partnership, a public-private partnership to increase access to prescription medication for Virginia’s low-income, uninsured population. These funds shall be matched with public and/or private resources through the Virginia Health Care Foundation. The Rx Partnership will operate as a virtual warehouse by soliciting free medications from pharmaceutical manufacturers to be dispensed through affiliated non-profit, licensed pharmacies that are credentialed and monitored by Rx Partnership. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)