2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
Graduate Medical Education Consortium Physician Preceptor

Item 291 #3h

Item 291 #3h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2015 $274,500 FY2016 $0 GF

Page 250, line 27, strike "$14,591,833" and insert "$14,866,333".
Page 252, line 23, strike the first "$164,758" and insert "$439,258".

(This amendment provides an additional $274,500 from the general fund in fiscal year 2015 for the Graduate Medical Education Consortium (GMEC) of Southwest Virginia to build additional rural physician rotation capacity in the Lenowisco Health District. This additional funding will enable GMEC to place a full-time physician at the Health Wagon whose contract would include accepting ten residents for a one-month rural rotation each to expand patient capacity and expose medical students to the unique characteristics of treating patients in a rural setting. Such exposure could potentially increase the number of physicians who choose to practice primary care in rural settings.)