2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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UVA - Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine Pilot Program

Item 196 #2c

Item 196 #2c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Education: Higher Education
University of Virginia FY2017 $200,000 FY2018 $200,000 GF

Page 171, line 23, strike "$630,139,990" and insert "$630,339,990".
Page 171, line 23, strike "$630,167,012" and insert "$630,367,012".

Page 172, after line 55, insert:

"K.  Out of this appropriation, $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for a pilot program to expand health care services to rural and medically underserved areas through the use of nurse practitioners and telemedicine.".


(This amendment provides $200,000 each year from the general fund to the Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 369. The bill creates a telemedicine pilot to expand access and improve the coordination and quality of health care services in rural and underserved areas of the Commonwealth, through the use of collaborating physicians to serve on a patient care team via telemedicine with nurse practitioners who are practicing in rural and medically underserved areas. )