2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Long-term Care Info. Campaign

Item 278 #1h

Item 278 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of FY2007 $1,500,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 235, line 3, strike "$1,732,144" and insert "$3,232,144".
Page 235, line 8, before "Out", insert:  "A."
Page 235, after line 20, insert:
"B.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Commissioner of Insurance shall conduct a public information campaign to increase awareness among citizens about the need to prepare for their future long-term care needs.  The campaign may incorporate national efforts to educate and inform citizens of the importance of long-term care planning.  The Secretary and the Commissioner may seek the assistance of the private sector in the development and execution of this campaign."

(This amendment provides funding for the creation and execution of a long-term care awareness campaign to be administered either by the Commonwealth or in conjunction with a federally sponsored long-term care awareness campaign. Virginia launched a long-term care awareness campaign in fiscal year 2005 in conjunction with a federally-sponsored campaign as a pilot project with one-time only funding.)