2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Advisory Committee on Electronic Health Records (language only)

Item 293 #19s

Item 293 #19s

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 254, after line 36, insert:
"2.  The State Health Commissioner shall establish an Advisory Committee on Electronic Health Records for the purpose of developing recommendations for the design and implementation of electronic health records systems in Virginia that will advance interoperability while protecting patient privacy.  The Advisory Committee shall be comprised of representatives from the hospital industry, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, licensed health insurance carriers, corporate purchasers of health care, consumers, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, the Virginia Information Technology Agency, and the Department of Human Resource Management.  Members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the State Health Commissioner, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Office of the Governor.  The Advisory Committee shall submit to the Governor, the General Assembly and the State Board of Health an annual report of its activities, findings and recommendations."
Page 254, line 37, strike "2." and insert "3."
Page 254, line 43, strike "3." and insert "4."
Page 254, line 52, strike "4" and insert "5".
Page 255, line 4, strike "5" and insert "6".

(This amendment adds language to establish an Advisory Committee on Electronic Health Records as part of the initiative to encourage the adoption of electronic health records throughout the Commonwealth. Language designates the composition of the Advisory Committee and requires an annual report.)