2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Advisory Committee on Electronic Health Records (language only)

Item 293 #6c

Item 293 #6c

Health And Human Resources
Department Of Health

Page 254, line 32, after "P.1.", insert "a."
Page 254, after line 36, insert:
"b.  The Governor 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.  Members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Governor and shall be composed of a representative from the hospital industry, a practicing physician, a representative of a pharmaceutical manufacturer, a representative of a licensed health insurance carrier, a corporate purchaser 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, the Department of Human Resource Management, and other members as appointed by the Governor.  The Secretary of  Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Technology shall serve as co-chairs of the Advisory Committee.  Beginning October 1, 2007 and each year thereafter, the Advisory Committee shall submit to the Governor and  the General Assembly
an annual report of its activities, findings and recommendations."

(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.)