2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Rescue Squad Assistance Fund for Ambulance Stretcher Retention Systems (language only)

Item 289 #1h

Item 289 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Health


Page 238, line 21, after "B." insert "1."

Page 238, after line 22, insert:

"2. Out of the distribution made from paragraph B.1. from the special emergency medical services fund for the Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund, $840,000 the first year and $840,000 the second year  shall be used for the purchase of new ambulance stretcher retention systems as required by the federal General Services Administration."


(This amendment allocates $840,000 each year from the Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) for the purchase of federally required ambulance stretcher retention systems. Language allows only non-profit Emergency Medical Services agencies to receive the funds. The costs to meet the new federal standards is $40,000 per unit.)