2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Fund Fiscal Impact of HB 2317 Harm Reduction Program

Item 292 #1h

Item 292 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2017 $0 FY2018 $200,000 GF

Page 272, line 16, strike "$81,022,785" and insert "$81,222,785".


(This amendment adds $100,000 to fund the fiscal impact of House Bill 2317 which authorizes the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction programs during a declared public health emergency that include the provision of sterile and disposal of used hypodermic needles and syringes. The objectives of the programs are to reduce the spread of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases in Virginia, to reduce the transmission of blood-borne diseases through needlestick injuries to law-enforcement and other emergency personnel, and to provide information to individuals who inject drugs regarding addiction recovery treatment services. The programs will be located in at-risk communities, in accordance with criteria established by the Department of Health.)