1998 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 464)

Joint Commission on Health Care

Item 12

Item 12

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40600)$561,100$498,457
Health Policy Research (40606)FY1999 $561,100FY2000 $498,457
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $465,063FY2000 $401,949
SpecialFY1999 $96,037FY2000 $96,508

Authority: Title 9, Chapter 38, Code of Virginia.

The Joint Commission on Health Care, in cooperation with the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, shall study and develop a centralized planning and funding mechanism to ensure that the Commonwealth's health workforce activities and initiatives related to improving access to care in underserved areas are designed, administered, and funded in a coordinated manner that maximizes their efficiency and effectiveness. The Joint Commission's analysis shall include the Area Health Education Center program; the Department of Health's Center for Primary Care Resource Development including recruitment, scholarship and loan repayment programs; those activities of the Generalist Initiative which relate to improving access to care in underserved areas; and, the role of other related private non-profit community-based organizations. The Joint Commission shall complete its study by November 1, 1998, and shall report its findings and recommendation to the Governor and the 1999 Session of the General Assembly.