2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Floor Approved)

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Add Funds for Public Guardian and Conservator Program

Item 326 #1h

Item 326 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department for FY2015 $316,126 FY2016 $316,126 GF

Page 278, line 45, strike "$33,094,089" and insert "$33,410,215".
Page 278, line 45, strike "$33,094,089" and insert "$33,410,215".

(This amendment adds $316,126 each year from the general fund for the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program, which provides funding to local programs to provide a critical buffer for incapacitated persons from neglect, abuse, and exploitation and maximizes the quality of life for vulnerable persons. This will provide a total of $415,899 each year for these services when added to funding of $99,773 each year contained in the introduced budget. Unmet demand for public guardian services is estimated to be 1,200. There has been no new funding allocated for these services since fiscal year 2008 and funding was reduced for these programs by $52,500 in fiscal year 2010. This additional funding will help stabilize services in existing programs and allow the programs to serve additional individuals.)