2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ticer
Funding for Northern Virginia PACE Program

Item 306 #25s

Item 306 #25s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $250,000 FY2010 $0 GF

Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,521,541,169" and insert "$5,521,791,169".
Page 286, line 48, after the period, insert:
"Out of this appropriation, $250,000 from the general fund the first year shall be used to develop a program site in Northern Virginia.  Funds may be used for staffing, development of business plans, and other start-up activities.  Eligible organizations shall submit the following documentation to the Department no later than March 30, 2009 (i) completion of a market assessment that demonstrates sufficient potential PACE participation to develop a program; (ii) demonstration of partnerships with acute care hospitals, nursing facilities, and other potential partners; (iii) designation of an adult day health care center from which to operate a program; and (iv) identification of funding partners to sustain a project."

(This amendment provides funding to start-up a PACE program (Program for the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Northern Virginia. Funding was earmarked for a Northern Virginia PACE site in the 2006-08 budget, but eliminated in the introduced budget.)