2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Fully Fund the Trauma Center Fund

Item 296 #2s

Item 296 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $0 FY2022 $12,000,000 GF

Page 326, line 54, strike "$49,751,484" and insert "$61,751,484".

Page 327, after line 54, insert:

"H.  The Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer $12,000,000 from the general fund in the second year to the Trauma Fund."


(This amendment adds $12.0 million the second year from the general fund to the Trauma Center Fund. The Fund has been greatly reduced due to statutory changes related to the reinstatement of motor vehicle licenses. This additional funding will help in defraying the costs of providing emergency medical care to victims of trauma and to offset uncompensated care losses, including readiness costs. Trauma patients are those with severe, multisystem injuries that require complex critical care resulting in additional costs for coordinated care and trauma center readiness. These additional costs are not reimbursed by public or private payers.)