2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dunnavant
SNOO Demonstration Project

Item 293 #2s

Item 293 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2023 $0 FY2024 $450,000 GF

Page 341, line 36, strike "$164,139,331" and insert "$164,589,331".

Page 342, line 31, insert:

"H.  The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) shall purchase up to 300 SNOO bassinets and develop a demonstration project with appropriate metrics for Medicaid mothers in Virginia who shall be provided the bassinets to utilize for the first six months after birth. The department shall report to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by August 1, 2024, on the metrics and outcomes of the demonstration program."


(This amendment directs the Virginia Department of Health to develop a demonstration project for the acquisition of 300 SNOO Smart Sleepers, which are smart bassinets that soothes and protects babies and supports parents.)