2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Authorize Release and Fee to Provide Death Records to Private Entities (language only)

Item 292 #1s

Item 292 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 252, after line 18, insert:
"C.  Unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, the Department of Health shall make available Virginia death record file information of the type and substance identical to the file sent to the federal Social Security Administration to entities that have a valid contract for the purposes of database creation, information services provisioning or identity verification with any local, state or federal agency.  The information shall be made available on a monthly basis and dating back to 2010.  The Division of Vital Records and the Division of Health Statistics may charge a fee of no more that $200 per month for providing the Virginia death records file to these entities."

(This amendment adds language to require the Department of Health to release specific death records to certain entities unless prohibited by state or federal law. A modest administrative fee will allow the department to offset its costs in providing the records to these entities on a monthly basis.)