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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Modify Pilot Program for Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Item 292 #1h

Item 292 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2019 ($4,000,000) FY2020 ($2,000,000) NGF

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"F. Out of this appropriation, $2,000,000 the first year and $4,000,000 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be provided for the purpose of developing a two-year pilot program to expand access to subcuticular contraceptive implants.  The Virginia Department of Health shall establish and manage memorandums of understanding with qualified health care providers who will provide access to subcuticular contraceptive implants to patients whose income is below 250% of the federal poverty level, the Title X family planning program income eligibility requirement. Women with a substance abuse disorder diagnosis who choose a subcuticular contraceptive implant as their preferred family planning method should be given priority access to subcuticular contraceptive implants. Providers shall be reimbursed for the insertion and removal of subcuticular contraceptive implant at Medicaid rates. The Virginia Department of Health shall also train providers to conduct non-coercive reproductive health counseling.  As part of the pilot program, the department, in cooperation with the Department of Medical Assistance Services and stakeholders, shall develop a plan to improve awareness and utilization of the Plan First program. The Virginia Department of Health shall develop metrics to measure the effectiveness of the pilot project and submit a progress report to the Governor, Chairmen of the House Appropriation and Senate Finance Committees, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, that details the program, preliminary results. and actual program expenditures by July 1, 2019, with a final report on June 30, 2020.




Explanation

(This amendment replaces language and reduces funding contained in the introduced language related to a pilot program to expand access to long acting reversible contraceptives through the Virginia Department of Health. The changes provide $2.0 million the first year and $4.0 million the second year from the federal TANF block grant for a two-year pilot program to expand access to subcuticular contraceptive implants through qualified health care providers reimbursed at Medicaid rates. Language requires that priority be given to expanding access to women with a substance abuse disorder diagnosis who choose a subcuticular contraceptive implant as their preferred family planning method. Language also requires the department to develop metrics to measure the effectiveness of the pilot program and submit a progress and final report to the Governor, chairmen of the money committees, Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the director of the Department of Planning and Budget.)