2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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Study of DOC Medical High-Cost Inmates (language only)

Item 393 #1s

Item 393 #1s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 382, line 46, strike "J." and insert J.1.".

Page 382, following line 56, insert:

"2. The Department of Corrections, through its contract with the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Health Administration, shall prepare a report on the management of a selected number of inmates who account for the largest share of total inpatient and outpatient medical care costs within the department.  The report shall address the number and characteristics of these inmates (including demographic background, offense history, and security classification) who account for the highest costs for medical care.  The report shall also consider their medical history and current medical issues and address potential case management strategies and other steps to reduce costs for these inmates in the long term.  Copies of the report shall be provided by October 1, 2017, to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Chairman of the Joint Commission on Health Care, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees."


(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to provide a report on the small number of inmates who account for a large proportion of total inpatient and outpatient medical care costs, along with strategies for controlling those costs in the long term.)