2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Co-Patron(s): O'Bannon
Implement Molecular Testing for TB

Item 78 #2h

Item 78 #2h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
General Services, Department of FY2009 $104,000 FY2010 $104,000 GF
FY2009 1.00 FY2010 1.00 FTE

Page 65, line 9, strike "$28,015,357" and insert "$28,119,357".
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(This amendment requests $104,000 from the general fund and one FTE each year of the biennium to enable the Department of General Services' Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services to implement rapid molecular testing on direct tuberculosis specimens from individuals who are clinically suspected of having active infectious tuberculosis disease. These test provide results in one to two days versus the four to eight weeks' period with conventional testing.)