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Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Health

Item 294

Item 294

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40600)$13,209,075$13,204,727
Health Research, Planning and Coordination (40603)FY2009 $3,027,731FY2010 $3,023,383
Regulation of Health Care Facilities (40607)FY2009 $8,944,978FY2010 $8,944,978
Certificate of Public Need (40608)FY2009 $1,236,366FY2010 $1,236,366
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2009 $3,048,525FY2010 $3,044,177
SpecialFY2009 $1,975,089FY2010 $1,975,089
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2009 $451,798FY2010 $451,798
Federal TrustFY2009 $7,733,663FY2010 $7,733,663

Authority: §§ 32.1-102.1 through 32.1-102.12; 32.1-122.01 through 32.1-122.08; and 32.1-123 through 32.1-138.5, Code of Virginia; and P.L. 96-79, as amended, Federal Code; and Title XVIII and Title XIX of the U.S. Social Security Act, Federal Code.


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


1. Special funds from Certificate of Public Need (40608) application fees in excess of those required to operate the COPN Program, provided the Program may retain special fund balances each year equal to of one month's operational needs in case of revenue shortfalls in the subsequent year.


2. General fund appropriations in Health Research, Planning and Coordination (40603) 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. The Department of Health shall revise annual agreements with the regional health planning agencies to require an annual independent financial audit to examine the use of state funds and the reasonableness of those expenditures.


B.  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.


C.  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.


D.  Out of the Special Fund appropriation for this Item, $278,000 the first year and $278,000 the second year is appropriated from statewide indirect cost recoveries of this agency to match federal funds and support the programs of the Center for Quality Health Care Services and Consumer Protection. Amounts recovered in excess of these appropriations shall be deposited to the general fund.