2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Electronic Health Records Implementation (language only)

Item 402 #2s

Item 402 #2s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 481, line 54, after "Q." insert "1.".

Page 482, after line 3, insert:

"2.  Prior to the award of any contract to a vendor for implementation of electronic health records, the Department of Corrections shall report on the total costs of implementing electronic health records at all of its facilities based on the selected vendor.  The department shall certify that it has sufficient on-going funding for full implementation at all facilities prior to awarding a contract.  If the department has insufficient base funding, then it shall not award any contract until sufficient funding has been appropriated by the General Assembly.  The department shall report on all funding currently budgeted for the project, the timeline for implementation, and the interoperability of the system.  The department shall utilize its nongeneral funds appropriated for this purpose prior to using the general fund appropriation.  The department shall report on the project and provide its certification to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees prior to the award of any contract."


(This amendment provides that the Department of Corrections report on the costs of implementing electronic health records across its facilities and certify that it has sufficient funding for full implementation prior to awarding any contract to a vendor.)