2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Delay Funding Electronic Health Records and Develop Implementation Plan

Item 297 #1s

Item 297 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2019 $0 FY2020 ($4,201,500) GF

Page 311, line 3, strike "$28,580,165" and insert "$24,378,665".

Page 312, after line 38, insert:

"F.  The Virginia Department of Health shall evaluate implementation of an Electronic Health Records system consistent with the workgroup led by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources.  The department shall develop cost estimates as part of an implementation plan, which shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2019."


(This amendment eliminates $4.2 million from the general fund the second year provided for the Virginia Department of Health to implement an Electronic Health Records system. The department is in the process of determining its business needs, and, as required by the EHR workgroup, an evaluation of using the state contract to pursue an EHR system must be completed.)