2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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

Item 78 #3h

Item 78 #3h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
General Services, Department of FY2009 $70,000 FY2010 $70,000 GF
FY2009 1.00 FY2010 1.00 FTE

Page 65, line 9, strike "$28,015,357" and insert "$28,085,357".
Page 65, line 9, strike "$28,113,328" and insert "$28,183,328".

(This amendment requests $70,000 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 susceptibility testing on specimens from selected priority patients. Drug-resistant TB occurs in approximately 10 percent of the TB patients in Virginia a year. Delays in diagnosing drug-resistant TB prolongs the period of inadequate treatment and increases the likelihood that the patient will become more infectious and the germ will become more drug resistant.)