2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Emergency Preparedness Plans for Long-term Care Facilities

Item 296 #1h

Item 296 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2007 $25,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 256, line 15, strike "$33,882,053" and insert "$33,907,053".
Page 256, after line 19, insert:
"The Commissioner of Health, in cooperation with the Department of Social Services, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Emergency Management, the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and representatives of Virginia's Area Agencies on Aging shall study the adequacy of emergency preparedness plans for the residents of special needs facilities that serve Virginia's senior citizens.  The Commissioner shall report his findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than the first day of the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly in a format that shall be posted on the General Assembly's website."

(This amendment provides funding for a report on the adequacy of emergency preparedness plans for elderly Virginians residing in long-term care facilities.)