2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Newborn Screening Program-HB 1824/SB 1184

Item 313 #1c

Item 313 #1c

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 and its expansion pursuant to House Bill 1824/Senate Bill 1184.  Fee revenues sufficient to fund the Department of Health's costs of the program and its expansion shall be transferred from the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services."

(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 program, pursuant to House Bill 1824/Senate Bill 1184, as passed by the 2005 General Assembly. 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 sale of testing kits by the Division of Consolidated Laboratories within the Department of General Services. Currently, the Division transfers $384,000 from this fee revenue to support the 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.)