2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Patient Advocate Foundation Clarifying Language (language only)

Item 288 #6h

Item 288 #6h

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 192, line 32, after "Foundation", insert:
"to assist uninsured Virginians who have been diagnosed with chronic, debilitating or life threatening diseases and who are experiencing difficulty in accessing appropriate health care services by providing professional, sustainable case management services".

(This amendment adds language clarifying the purpose of funding for the Patient Advocate Foundation, a nonprofit organization which assists uninsured citizens who have chronic, life-threatening or debilitating diseases in obtaining medically necessary health care and ancillary services by helping them access existing health care or benefit programs that may be available to help with the payment of their health care costs and by negotiating on their behalf with health care providers for reduced or free health care services.)