2009 Session

Budget Bill - SB850 (Introduced)

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Department of Health

Item 290

Item 290

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Emergency Medical Services (40200)$36,848,204$36,848,204
Financial Assistance for Non Profit Emergency Medical Services Organizations and Localities (40203)FY2009 $30,054,605FY2010 $30,054,605
State Office of Emergency Medical Services (40204)FY2009 $6,793,599FY2010 $6,793,599
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2009 $18,896,690FY2010 $18,896,690
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2009 $17,545,931FY2010 $17,545,931
Federal TrustFY2009 $405,583FY2010 $405,583

Authority: §§ 32.1-111.1 through 32.1-111.16, 32.1-116.1 through 32.1-116.3, and 46.2-694 A 13, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of this appropriation, $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second year from special funds shall be provided to the Department of State Police for administration of criminal history record information for local volunteer fire and rescue squad personnel (pursuant to § 19.2-389 A 11, Code of Virginia).

B. Distributions made under § 46.2-694 A 13 b (iii), Code of Virginia, shall be made only to nonprofit emergency medical services organizations.

C.1. Out of this appropriation, $1,045,375 the first year and $1,045,375 $2,645,375 the second year from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund shall be provided to the Department of State Police for aviation (med-flight) operations.

2. Notwithstanding § 46.2-694, Code of Virginia, $1,600,000 the second year from the amount appropriated in C.1. shall be derived from the additional $0.25 of the motor vehicle registration fee approved by the 2008 General Assembly and deposited to the Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund for the certification and recertification training of emergency medical services personnel.

D. The Commissioner of Health shall review current funding provided to trauma centers to offset uncompensated care losses, report on feasible long-term financing mechanisms, and examine and identify potential funding sources on the federal, state and local level that may be available to Virginia's trauma centers to support the system's capacity to provide quality trauma services to Virginia citizens.  As sources are identified, the Commissioner shall work with any federal and state agencies and the Trauma System Oversight and Management Committee to assist in securing additional funding for the trauma system.

E. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, the Board of Health shall not modify the geographic service areas of designated regional emergency medical services councils in effect on January 1, 2008, or make such modifications a criterion in approving or renewing applications for such designation or receiving and disbursing state funds.