2011 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Chapter 890)

Department of Health

Item 285

Item 285

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Health Research, Planning, and Coordination (40600)$12,670,428
Health Research, Planning and Coordination (40603)FY2011 $2,704,520
FY2012 $2,674,920
Regulation of Health Care Facilities (40607)FY2011 $8,729,542FY2012 $8,125,127
Certificate of Public Need (40608)FY2011 $1,236,366FY2012 $1,236,366
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2011 $2,484,878
FY2012 $1,850,863
SpecialFY2011 $1,975,089FY2012 $1,975,089
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $451,798FY2012 $451,798
Federal TrustFY2011 $7,758,663FY2012 $7,758,663

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. 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 this appropriation, $278,000 the first year and $278,000 the second year is appropriated to the department from statewide indirect cost recoveries to match federal funds and support the programs of the Office of Licensure and Certification. Amounts recovered in excess of the special fund appropriation shall be deposited to the general fund.

E. The Commissioner of Health shall accept applications for, and may issue a Certificate of Public Need authorizing an application for an increase of five licensed nursing home beds in Planning District 14, provided that any such application shall come from a facility (i) which offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation on the same site, (ii) that is not a registered continuing care provider with the State Corporation commission pursuant to Section 38.2-4900 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, and (iii) which is located within 10 miles of a general hospital.