2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Co-Patron(s): Brink, Dance, Garrett, Ingram, Peace, Sickles, Toscano
Poison Control Centers

Item 291 #1h

Item 291 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2015 $700,000 FY2016 $700,000 GF

Page 239, line 11, strike "$14,331,833" and insert "$15,031,833".
Page 239, line 11, strike "$14,331,833" and insert "$15,031,833".
Page 242, line 28, strike the first "700,000" and insert "1,400,000".
Page 242, line 28, strike the second "700,000" and insert "1,400,000".
Page 242, line 29, strike "two" and insert "three".
Page 242, line 30, strike "centers serving the Commonwealth and" and insert:
Page 242, line 31, strike "determine which two shall continue to be provided state funds" and insert:
"and determine how best to provide and enhance use of these services as a resource for patients with mental health disorders and for health care providers treating patients with poison-related suicide attempts, substance abuse, and adverse medication events."
Page 242, line 32, strike "available funding between these two centers.  The general fund amounts shall be" and insert "the general fund amounts between the three centers".
Page 242, strike line 33.

(This amendment adds $700,000 each year from the general fund to restore current funding and add $400,000 each year to operate the current three poison control centers serving Virginia operated by the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the National Capital Poison Center. During the 2013 Session, the General Assembly adopted budget language to continue funding to operate three poison control centers and provided $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2014 for the three centers. The introduced budget reduces funding to the centers providing $700,000 each year from the general fund and earmarking this support for two poison control centers instead of three. This amendment would ensure the continued statewide operation of the three poison control services for the Commonwealth, and provide additional funding to meet the increased number of calls handled by the centers and the intensity of the case management required to handle calls. Language is modified to reflect these changes and to have the State Health Commissioner work with the centers to determine how to provide and enhance the use of these services as a resource for individuals with behavioral health disorders.)