2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Peace
Decrease Special EMS Fund Transfer to the General Fund (language only)

Item 3-1.01 #1h

Item 3-1.01 #1h

Interfund Transfers

Page 480, line 49, strike the second "10,518,587" and insert "10,393,587".

(This amendment reduces the the transfer of $10.5 million from the special emergency medical services fund to the general fund by $125,000 in fiscal year 2014 to provide additional funding to the Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund for a grant program for local emergency medical services organizations to purchase 12-lead electrocardiograph (ECG) monitors. These monitors will help to identify patients suffering from a severe and often fatal heart attack known as a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and transport them rapidly to appropriate hospitals for timely treatment. Companion amendments Item 290 provide additional funding for this effort by (i) transferring $375,000 in fiscal year 2014 from the Office of EMS to the VRSAF and (ii) requiring the Commissioner of Health to work with the State EMS Advisory Board to prioritize up to $500,000 of the VRSAF for this new equipment.)