2003 Session

Budget Bill - HB1400 (Chapter 1042)

Department of Health

Item 311

Item 311

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40600)$2,840,398
Physical Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40603)FY2003 $1,825,137
FY2004 $1,825,137
Health Resources Development (40605)FY2003 $1,015,261
FY2004 $1,015,261
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $1,426,714
FY2004 $1,426,714
SpecialFY2003 $859,371
FY2004 $859,371
Federal TrustFY2003 $554,313FY2004 $554,313

Authority: §§ 32.1-102.1 through 32.1-102.12 and 32.1-122.01 through 32.1-122.08, Code of Virginia; and P.L. 96-79, as amended, Federal Code.

A. 1. This appropriation includes $755,687 $403,687 the first year and $755,687 $333,072 the second year from the general fund for the health planning fund in accordance with § 32.1-122.06, Code of Virginia. The funding may be reduced by up to $227,000 the first year and $227,000 the second year as part of reductions reflected in Item 506 of this act.

2. A minimum of $125,000 in excess special fund revenue in the health planning fund each year will be reverted to the general fund.

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 shall be reappropriated for expenditure by the regional health planning agencies in the succeeding fiscal year.

3. All expenditures made by the regional health planning agencies which are supported from balances specified in B 1 and B 2 shall be audited annually by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

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 continue implementation of 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.