2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Modify the Long Acting Reversible Contraception Initiative (language only)

Item 292 #2s

Item 292 #2s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Health


Page 305, strike lines 26 through 49, and insert:

"F.  The Virginia Department of Health shall end its contracts with sub-recipients of the Virginia Long-Acting Reversible Contraception program within 30 days of the effective date of Senate Bill 1100.  Out of any remaining unused appropriation for this initiative,  the department shall only use such funds for the purchase of  Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) devices and implement a program to make such devices available to local health departments and other health care providers at no cost.  The department shall negotiate or utilize the most cost-effective methods for purchasing LARCs in order to maximize the number to be purchased.   The department shall report within 30 days after the close of each quarter with a status update to include: (i) Number of LARCs purchased and the unit price;  and (ii) Number of LARCs distributed in total and by health care provider.  The status update shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."


(This amendment modifies the Long-Acting Reversible Contraception initiative and changes it from a reimbursement program with contracted providers to one in which the Virginia Department of Health purchases the LARCs and makes them available at no cost to health care providers.)