2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Funding for Poison Control Centers

Item 297 #1h

Item 297 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,000,000 GF

Page 256, line 42, strike "$12,497,162" and insert "$13,497,162".
Page 259, line 25, after "year", insert:
"and $1,000,000 the second year".
Page 259, after line 31, insert:
"The State Health Commissioner shall work with the poison control centers to ensure continued statewide coverage of poison control services through the existing centers."

(This amendment adds $1,000,000 the second year to restore funding to poison control centers. Chapter 3, 2012 Special Session 1, Virginia Acts of Assembly provides $500,000 from the general fund in the first year only for the operation of two poison control centers located in Virginia. Currently one poison control center contracts with a poison control center located in Washington D.C. to provide these services to Virginia residents located in Northern Virginia. This amendment provides continued funding for the operation of the poison control centers.)