2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Newborn Screening Program-HB 1824

Item 313 #1h

Item 313 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $952,807 NGF

Page 290, line 10, strike "$35,517,401" and insert "$36,470,208".
Page 291, after line 5, insert:
"E.  Out of this appropriation, $952,807 from special funds in the second year is provided to support the newborn screening program pursuant to House Bill 1824."

(This amendment provides nongeneral funds in the second year to support the activities of the Department of Health related to Virginia’s newborn screening program, including the expansion of the newborn screening program, pursuant to House Bill 1824. The types of activities undertaken by the Department of Health include education, diagnosis, follow-up, medical management, and treatment. A companion amendment in Item 3-1.01 provides funding from the transfer of fee revenue from the testing kits from the Division of Consolidated Laboratories in the Department of General Services. Currently, the Division transfers $384,000 from this fee revenue to support the current screening program. Testing kit fees will likely increase from $32 per filter to approximately $57 per filter to cover the costs of expanded newborn screening.)