2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Implement JLARC Recommendation for Comprehensive Healthcare (language only)

Item 390 #6s

Item 390 #6s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 423, after line 41, insert:

"O. The Department of Corrections shall convene a workgroup to develop a pilot partnership for a university health system to provide comprehensive health care for the inmates in at least one state correctional facility. The workgroup shall be co-chaired by the director of the Department of Corrections, the chief executive officer of the VCU Health System, and the executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia. The workgroup shall jointly submit an interim update to the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees no later than November 1, 2019, and jointly submit a final plan for the pilot partnership no later than January 1, 2020. The plan shall include (i) the facility or facilities included in the pilot, (ii) what staff will be used to provide health care services, (iii) the amount and structure of payment to the university, (iv) the implementation timeline for the pilot, and (v) how the effectiveness of the pilot project will be evaluated."


(This amendment directs DOC, VCU Health System, and UVA Health System to develop a pilot program for one of the university health systems to provide comprehensive healthcare in one of the DOC secure facilities.)