2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McClellan
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Program

Item 302 #2s

Item 302 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $3,000,000 FY2022 $3,000,000 NGF

Page 285, line 18, strike "$289,713,047" and insert "$292,713,047".
Page 285, line 18, strike "$291,021,732" and insert "$294,021,732".

Page 285, after line 38, insert:

"Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be provided for the purpose of expanding access to all methods of FDA-approved prescription contraceptives including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), contraceptive pills, patches, rings and depo provera, providing education programs to support this effort and supporting the staff time needed to administer this program. The Virginia Department of Health shall establish and manage memoranda  of understanding  with qualified health care providers who will provide access to LARCs to patients whose income is below 250% of the federal poverty level, the Title X family planning program income eligibility requirement. Providers shall be reimbursed for care provided under this program at Medicaid rates. As part of the program, the department shall collect data on the number of women served and shall continue to collect data to measure the effectiveness of the program."


(This amendment provides $3.0 million each year from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant to expand the existing Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Program pilot program.)