2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Davis
EMS Equipment Replacement

Item 296 #1h

Item 296 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $0 FY2022 $6,000,000 GF

Page 118, line 27, strike "$49,751,484" and insert "$55,751,484".

Page 118, line 27, strike "Not set out." and insert:

"H. Out of this appropriation, $6,000,000 from the general fund the second year shall be provided to Emergency Medical Services organizations to replace equipment."


(This amendment adds $6.0 million from the general fund in the second year for grants to Emergency Medical Services organizations to replace equipment such has heart monitors/defibrillators, cots, loading systems, ventilators, etc. Currently the Code of Virginia only allows governmental, volunteer and non-profit EMS agencies to purchase EMS equipment and vehicles and provide the needed EMS programs and training through dedicated funding sources. This additional funding would allow for more EMS organizations to receive needed replacement equipment. It is the intent of the General Assembly that this item shall be set out entirely during enrolling.)