2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 1072)

Department of Health

Item 326

Item 326 (Not set out)

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
State Health Services (43000)$31,983,505$32,992,628
Child Development Services (43002)FY1999 $3,757,195FY2000 $3,816,218
Children's Specialty Services (43003)FY1999 $7,712,028FY2000 $7,724,917
Family Planning Services (43005)FY1999 $6,944,733FY2000 $7,123,317
Maternal and Child Health Services (43008)FY1999 $10,591,139FY2000 $11,333,295
State Health Services Technical Support and Administration (43012)FY1999 $2,978,410FY2000 $2,994,881
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $10,128,656FY2000 $10,421,691
SpecialFY1999 $1,831,953FY2000 $3,060,956
Federal TrustFY1999 $20,022,896FY2000 $19,509,981

Authority: §§ 32.1-11, 32.1-77, and 32.1-89 through 32.1-90, Code of Virginia; and P.L. 94-566, as amended, Title V of the U.S. Social Security Act and Title X of the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Federal Code.

A. Health programs which improve pregnancy outcomes shall be assigned a high priority within the Department of Health. The Commissioner shall assure that adequate prenatal care services to include early identification and management of intermediate and high risk patients are available to low-income pregnant women through the appropriate state program. Recommendations of the Maternal and Child Health Council shall guide the Department of Health in assessing the adequacy of prenatal care services.

B. Out of this appropriation, $700,000 from the general fund and $700,000 from nongeneral funds and 28 positions the first year and $700,000 from the general fund and $700,000 from nongeneral funds and 28 positions the second year are provided for the operation of teenage pregnancy prevention programs in the health districts of Richmond, Norfolk, Alexandria, Roanoke City, Crater, Portsmouth, and Eastern Shore. The Department of Health shall evaluate these programs to ensure that the prevention methodologies are successful and transferable to other health districts. Results of a continuing evaluation shall be reported to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by January 1 of each year.

C. Notwithstanding § 4-1.03 of this act, general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations for the Resource Mothers Program shall not be transferred to support other public health programs or any other purpose.

D. Any funds originally budgeted for hemophilia clotting factor treatment which are unexpended as of June 30, 1999, shall be reappropriated in the succeeding year to be used for AIDS treatment services to hemophiliacs.

E.1. Out of this appropriation, the Commissioner shall provide an amount not to exceed $75,000 from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to complete the research by the Center for Pediatric Research on variations in the health care delivered to children in the Commonwealth, as directed by Senate Joint Resolution No. 127 (1998) and House Joint Resolution No. 180 (1998). The Center for Pediatric Research shall coordinate its research with the Department of Health.

2. Out of this appropriation, up to $75,000 from the general fund is provided the second year for the Virginia Department of Health to contract with the Center for Pediatric Research to develop a standardized data collection, analysis and reporting mechanism that measures the ongoing quality and cost of pediatric health care in the Commonwealth. The consumer-oriented report shall be developed in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Health Information, the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other appropriate health-related organizations. The reporting mechanism developed by the Center for Pediatric Research shall provide for access to an annual report through the Internet. The Center for Pediatric Research shall complete its work and provide the appropriate documentation, methods of data collection and analysis, reporting formats, and other pertinent information to the Department of Health by October 1, 1999. Future reporting of the pediatric health care data shall be the responsibility of Virginia Health Information as part of its overall role in collecting, analyzing and disseminating health care data. The Center for Pediatric Research shall submit a report, detailing the reporting mechanism that has been established, to the Chairman of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Joint Commission on Health Care by November 1, 1999.