2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Regional Health Planning Agencies Language (language only)

Item 294 #3c

Item 294 #3c

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 263, strike lines 15 through 19.
Page 263, line 20, strike "3" and insert "2".

(This amendment eliminates language relating to the expenditure of general fund balances by regional health planning agencies (RHPAs) each year. The introduced budget eliminated slightly more than one-half of the general funds provided to the RHPAs each year in the 2008-10 biennium. A companion amendment in Item 297 eliminates the remainder of the general fund amounts provided to these agencies and language associated with the funding. The agencies will retain funding from Certificate of Public Need (COPN) application fees to operate their programs and existing language in the budget allows them to keep a portion of the excess fees equal to one month's operation needs in case of revenue shortfalls in the subsequent year. In fiscal year 2007, RHPAs received $1.2 million in COPN fee revenue to operate their programs.)