2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Va Health Care Foundation/Health Safety Net

Item 314 #1c

Item 314 #1c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $1,000,000 GF

Page 291, line 7, strike "$168,266,071" and insert "$169,266,071".
Page 292, strike lines 24 through 27 and insert:
"6.  Of this appropriation, $1,350,000 from the general fund the second year shall be provided to the Virginia Health Care Foundation to increase the capacity of the Commonwealth’s health safety net providers to expand services to unserved or underserved Virginians.  Of this amount, (i) $850,000 shall be used to underwrite service expansions and/or increase the number of patients served at existing sites or at new sites, (ii) $350,000 shall be used for Medication Assistance Coordinators who provide outreach assistance, and (iii) $150,000 shall be made available for locations with existing medication assistance programs."

(This amendment adds $1,000,000 from the general fund in the second year, resulting in total funding of $1,350,000 for the Virginia Health Care Foundation to increase the capacity of Virginia’s health safety net providers. The introduced budget included $350,000 for medication assistance coordinators. Funding will be made available to community health centers, free clinics, hospitals, medication assistance coordinators, or other health safety net providers that seek to expand services or increase the number of individuals served in unserved or underserved regions of the Commonwealth.)