2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Address Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (language only)

Item 283 #1s

Item 283 #1s

Health and Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 233, after line 50, insert:
"F.  The Department of Health shall develop a short- and long-term strategic plan to attract and retain psychiatrists in southwest Virginia to ensure adequate providers are available to address the needs of the region.  The department shall develop recommendations and present its finding to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees no later than November 1, 2014."

(This amendment requires the Department of Health to develop a strategy to attract and retain psychiatrists in southwest Virginia.)