2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Brain Injury Services (language only)

Item 306 #26h

Item 306 #26h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 274, after line 33, insert:

"SSSS.  "The Department of Medical Assistance Services, in collaboration with the Departments of Health, Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and  Aging and Rehabilitative Services, shall develop a work group with community stakeholders to create a five-year strategic plan for delivering comprehensive brain injury services.  The department will report progress annually on achievement of measurable objectives, including but not limited to: (i) improving data capture of annual incidence of brain injury as defined in the Code of Virginia, (ii) analysis of instate and out-of-state health care utilization and expenditure data of Virginians with brain injury, (iii) projections of need and costs of a comprehensive array of brain injury services within Virginia, including a publicly funded instate neurobehavioral treatment program and a brain injury home and community-based waiver for persons with brain injury, and (iv) the design and implementation of a pilot project to repatriate Virginians receiving care out of state.  The first report will be due to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 30, 2016."


(This amendment adds language to require a state agency and community stakeholder work group to create a five-year strategic plan for delivering comprehensive brain injury services in Virginia with a report due November 30, 2016 and annually thereafter.)