2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Joint Commission on Health Care

Item 11

Item 11

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40600)$529,475$529,782
Health Policy Research (40606)FY2001 $529,475FY2002 $529,782
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2001 $426,542FY2002 $426,788
SpecialFY2001 $102,933FY2002 $102,994

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

As part of its ongoing responsibilities for making recommendations to the General Assembly regarding health care policy in the Commonwealth, the Joint Commission on Health Care shall review the efficiency, effectiveness, and outcomes of the Commonwealth's health workforce initiatives related to improving access to care in underserved areas. The Joint Commission's ongoing review shall include the Area Health Education Center program; the various recruitment, scholarship and loan repayment programs; the activities of the Generalist Physician Initiative which relate to improving access to care in underserved areas; and, the activities of other related private, nonprofit community-based organizations. The Joint Commission on Health Care's review of health workforce activities and initiatives shall include, but need not be limited to, (i) monitoring and analyzing the efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes of existing programs designed to recruit and retain primary care providers in underserved areas; (ii) identifying new, innovative programs that can increase the number of primary care providers locating in underserved areas; (iii) identifying effective workforce programs in other states that could be implemented in Virginia; (iv) recommending appropriate modifications to Virginia's overall health workforce efforts; and (v) recommending appropriate funding strategies. The Joint Commission shall conduct its review and analysis in cooperation with the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. The Joint Commission also shall consult with and involve the Department of Health and the affected workforce programs and initiatives in its review activities.