2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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

Item 3-1.01 #1s

Item 3-1.01 #1s

Interfund Transfers

Page 480, line 49, strike the second "10,518,587" and insert "9,518,587".

(This amendment reduces the transfer of $10.5 million from the special emergency medical services fund to the general fund by $1.0 million 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. A companion amendment to Item 290 provides additional funding for this effort by requiring the Commissioner of Health to work with the State EMS Advisory Board to prioritize up to $1.0 million of the VRSAF for this new equipment.)