2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Rx Partnership

Item 312 #1s

Item 312 #1s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $110,000 FY2006 $110,000 GF

Page 240, line 15, strike "$5,176,490" and insert "$5,286,490".
Page 240, line 15, strike "$5,176,490" and insert "$5,286,490".
Page 242, after line 30, insert:
"C.  Out of this appropriation, $110,000 from the general fund each year shall be transferred to 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. 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.)