2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bulova
Brain Injury Service Contracts

Item 339 #4h

Item 339 #4h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,400,000 GF

Page 411, line 47, strike "$100,388,245" and insert "$101,788,245".

Page 413, line 16, strike "$5,976,719" and insert "$7,376,719".


(This amendment adds $1.4 million the second year from the general fund (GF) for an adjustment for brain injury services contracts. Current contracts have not been adjusted to account for market changes in starting salaries and as a result, starting salaries for individuals providing these services are far below market rates, resulting in turnover and vacancies among all service providers. Chapter 1289, 2020 Acts of Assembly session included $1.0 million GF each year an increase in funding for brain injury services. However, this funding unallotted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently eliminated in Chapter 56, 2020 Special Session I Acts of Assembly.)