2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ware
Co-Patron(s): O'Bannon
VATNET Reused Assistive Technology Devices

Item 331 #5h

Item 331 #5h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $850,000 GF

Page 370, line 47, strike "$96,757,816" and insert "$97,607,816".

Page 372, after line 46, insert:
“L.  Out of this appropriation, $850,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Virginia Assistive Technology Network to provide reused assistive technology devices to Virginians with disabilities who are uninsured or underinsured.”

(This amendment adds $850,000 the second year from the general fund to provide reused assistive devices to Virginians with disabilities to improve independence, productive living and quality of life. In fiscal year 2008, 2,645 Virginians who were uninsured or whose insurance would not provide access to needed medical equipment received reused assistive technology devices and durable medical equipment. These devices would normally be discarded or abandoned. The Virginia Assistive Technology Network program is currently federally funded but this funding ends October 2009 and the program will cease without additional state funding.)