2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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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 to ensure an adequate supply of qualified providers is available to address the needs of the Commonwealth.  The department shall develop recommendations and present its findings 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 Virginia.)