2015 Session

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Chief Patron: Stanley
SB718 - Telemedicine Pilot Program

Item 289 #1s

Item 289 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2015 $0 FY2016 $1,000,000 GF

Page 248, line 9, strike "$174,430,554" and insert "$175,430,554".

(This amendment provides $1.0 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2016 to fund the requirements of Senate Bill 718. This bill directs the Department of Health, in partnership with a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, to establish a three-year telemedicine pilot program designed to reduce patient use of emergency department facilities for the treatment of low-acuity conditions.)