2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Review of Nursing Education and Staffing Shortages

Item 292 #1s

Item 292 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2023 $100,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 299, line 40, strike "$38,137,213" and insert "$38,237,213".

Page 300, line 35, strike "$500,000" and insert "$600,000".

Page 300, line 42, after "Professions." insert:

"All agencies of the Commonwealth, including institutions of higher education, shall lend assistance to the work group as called upon. Such workgroup shall review current and projected nursing shortages, as well as clinical and preceptor shortages, and offer recommendations to address these issues, including but not limited to alternative educational approaches to preparing and retaining nurses and nurse educators. An initial report shall be submitted to the Governor, Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget by October 1, 2022."

Page 300, line 42, after "A", insert "final".


(This amendment adds $100,000 from the general fund to support an expanded review of nursing education programs and nursing staffing shortages in Virginia, to be led by the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority.)