2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 1072)

Department of Health

Item 320

Item 320 (Not set out)

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40600)$2,318,013$2,539,480
Physical Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40603)FY1999 $1,525,394FY2000 $1,543,530
Health Resources Development (40605)FY1999 $792,619FY2000 $995,950
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $1,331,078FY2000 $1,548,403
SpecialFY1999 $792,619FY2000 $795,950
Federal TrustFY1999 $194,316FY2000 $195,127

Authority: §§ 32.1-102.1 through 32.1-102.11 and 32.1-122.01 through 32.1-122.08, Code of Virginia; and P.L. 96-79, as amended, Federal Code.

A. This appropriation includes $755,687 the first year and $755,687 the second year from the general fund for the health planning fund in accordance with § 32.1-122.06, Code of Virginia.

B. Supplemental funding for the regional health planning agencies shall be provided from the following sources:

1. Special funds from Certificate of Public Need application fees in excess of those required to operate the Office of Health Resources Development, provided the Office may retain special fund balances each year not in excess of one month's operational needs in case of revenue shortfalls in the subsequent year.

2. General fund appropriations in this Item unexpended at the end of each year of the biennium. Such general fund appropriations shall be reappropriated for expenditure by the regional health planning agencies in the succeeding fiscal year.

C. Failure of any regional health planning agency to establish or sustain business operations shall cause funds to revert to the Central Office to support health planning and Certificate of Public Need functions.

D. The Commissioner of Health shall implement the "Five-Year Action Plan: Improving Access to Primary Health Care Services in Medically Underserved Areas and Populations of the Commonwealth." A minimum of $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Office of Rural Health, as the state match for the federal Office of Rural Health Policy Grant. The Commissioner is authorized to contract for services to accomplish the plan.