2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Funding for Obstetrical Pilot Project in Emporia

Item 297 #2c

Item 297 #2c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $63,750 GF

Page 313, line 44, strike "$15,257,022" and insert "$15,320,772".
Page 318, line 51, after "Emporia," insert:
"and $63,750 the second year from the general fund to the pilot project in Emporia".

(This amendment restores $63,750 from the general fund the second year to maintain funding for a certified nurse midwife to continue the prenatal care pilot project in the city of Emporia and Greensville County. This one-time funding will allow the project to continue without state support after June 30, 2010. Funding for the pilot projects was eliminated in the Governor's introduced budget. Federal funding has been earmarked for the project in the Northern Neck, so funding is not restored for that site. The pilot project is designed to expand access to prenatal and obstetrical care for women who have lost access to these services at rural community hospitals. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the restoration of this funding shall be properly accounted for in calculating the revised amount of savings from executive management actions contained in Items 301.05 and 4-1.08 during the enrollment of House Bill 1600/Senate Bill 850, as adopted by the 2009 General Assembly.)