2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5015 (Floor Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Allocate Federal Funds to Reimburse Hospitals for COVID-19 Costs (language only)

Item 479.10 #6s

Item 479.10 #6s

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 204, after line 9, insert:

"E. It is the intent of the General Assembly that temporary financial assistance be provided to reimburse Virginia hospitals for COVID-19 related costs. The Governor is authorized to allocate up to $60,000,000 from the federal funding provided pursuant to the Coronavirus Relief Fund as authorized in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136), for the Department of Medical Assistance Services to make payments to Virginia hospitals for COVID-19 related auditable costs that have not been reimbursed through other federal relief programs available for this purpose in calendar year 2020. The Department shall have the authority to implement such payments in the most efficient and expeditious manner prior to the completion of any regulatory process to effect such changes."


(This amendment directs the Governor to provide temporary financial assistance of up to $60 million to Virginia hospitals from the federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, awarded to the Commonwealth, to be used to reimburse such hospitals for COVID-19 related costs."