2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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EMS Volunteer Background Checks

Item 296 #1c

Item 296 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $100,000 FY2022 $100,000 NGF

Page 281, line 4, strike "$46,180,757" and insert "$46,280,757".
Page 281, line 4, strike "$46,180,757" and insert "$46,280,757".

Page 281, line 46, strike "$90,000" and "$90,000" and insert:

"$190,000" and "$190,000".  

Page 281, line 48, strike "licensed" and insert "certified or non-certified".

Page 281, line 50, after "necessary." insert:

"The Virginia Department of Health shall continue to allow local EMS agencies to submit fingerprint cards for background checks on volunteers applying to be a member of local EMS agencies.  The cost of the criminal background shall be paid from funds available to the Office of Emergency Medical Services."


(This amendment clarifies policy that the cost of all criminal background checks for volunteers applying with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies is to be paid by the state Office of Emergency Services and that local EMS agencies may continue to submit fingerprint cards for processing as appropriate to reduce travel times for volunteers who otherwise may have to travel long distances to use the state's electronic scan vendor. The amendment provides $100,000 each year from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund to assist in covering the costs.)