2009 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Chapter 781)

Department of Health

Item 292

Item 292

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Vital Records and Health Statistics (40400)$6,779,897$6,779,897
Health Statistics (40401)FY2009 $936,738FY2010 $936,738
Vital Records (40402)FY2009 $5,843,159FY2010 $5,843,159
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2009 $6,779,897FY2010 $6,779,897

Authority: §§ 8.01-217, 32.1-249 through 32.1-276, and 32.1-305 through 32.1-309, Code of Virginia; and P.L. 93-353, as amended, Federal Code.

A. Effective July 1, 2004, the standard vital records fee shall be $12.00 and the fee for the expedited record search shall be $48.00.

B.1. Notwithstanding § 32.1-273.1. Code of Virginia, two dollars of each fee collected by the State Registrar shall be deposited by the Comptroller to the Virginia Vital Statistics Automation Fund and two dollars of each fee collected shall be used to fund health care services.

2. Notwithstanding § 32.1-273.1, Code of Virginia, $518,421 the second year from the Vital Statistics Automation Fund shall be used to supplant general fund support from the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program.

C. The Department of Health shall examine the feasibility of developing a mechanism to make available a birth certificate suitable for display, otherwise referred to as an “Heirloom” birth certificate (HBC).  As part of the feasibility analysis, the Department shall determine the impact of imposing a fee for HBC orders which would cover all administrative costs to the Office of Vital Records for developing this program and processing HBC orders. The Office shall examine whether other states have implemented such a program, what fees are imposed, the costs of running such a program, and how much revenue other states collect from the program.   The Department shall report its findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2009.