2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Funding and Develop Plan for Local Dental Services

Item 296 #2h

Item 296 #2h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2013 $967,944 FY2014 $0 GF
FY2013 $696,362 FY2014 $0 NGF
FY2013 20.00 FY2014 0.00 FTE

Page 218, line 29, strike "$230,188,527" and insert "$231,852,833".
Page 219, after line 52, insert:
"F.  The Commissioner of Health shall appoint an advisory panel comprised of public and private dental health providers, to include dentists and dental hygienists, to facilitate the transition of the Department’s current dental prevention/treatment model to a prevention-only model.  The advisory panel shall prepare a comprehensive plan and timetable such that the transition to the prevention-only model occurs no later than July 1, 2014.  The Commissioner shall present an interim report of the advisory panel to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on November 1, 2012 and a final report of the advisory panel to the Committees on May  1, 2013."

(This amendment restores $967,944 from the general fund and $696,362 from nongeneral funds the first year and 20 positions to delay a proposal in the introduced budget to close local health department dental clinics and restructure services by allowing dental hygienists to deliver care in local communities. It adds language requiring the appointment and use of an advisory panel to work with the Commissioner of Health to develop a plan to transition the Department of Health's current dental services prevention/treatment model to a prevention-only model. The Commissioner is required to present an interim and final report on the plan to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.)