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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department of Health

Item 290

Item 290

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Community Health Services (44000)$238,309,634$238,684,548
Local Dental Services (44002)FY2015 $4,544,352FY2016 $4,544,352
Restaurant and Food Safety, Well and Septic Permitting and Other Environmental Health Services (44004)FY2015 $35,712,351FY2016 $35,712,351
Local Family Planning Services (44005)FY2015 $24,180,329FY2016 $24,180,329
Support for Local Management, Business, and Facilities (44009)FY2015 $59,437,515FY2016 $59,812,429
Local Maternal and Child Health Services (44010)FY2015 $42,637,375FY2016 $42,637,375
Local Immunization Services (44013)FY2015 $11,351,007FY2016 $11,351,007
Local Communicable Disease Investigation, Treatment, and Control (44014)FY2015 $18,425,600FY2016 $18,425,600
Local Personal Care Services (44015)FY2015 $4,205,870FY2016 $4,205,870
Local Chronic Disease and Prevention Control (44016)FY2015 $10,906,089FY2016 $10,906,089
Local Nutrition Services (44018)FY2015 $26,909,146FY2016 $26,909,146
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $96,665,713FY2016 $96,876,528
SpecialFY2015 $97,968,592FY2016 $98,132,691
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2015 $2,472,715FY2016 $2,472,715
Federal TrustFY2015 $41,202,614FY2016 $41,202,614

Authority: §§ 32.1-11 through 32.1-12, 32.1-31, 32.1-163 through 32.1-176, 32.1-198 through 32.1-211, 32.1-246, and 35.1-1 through 35.1-26, Code of Virginia; Title V of the U.S. Social Security Act; and Title X of the U.S. Public Health Service Act.


A.1. Notwithstanding § 32.1-163 through § 32.1-176, Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall charge a fee of no more than $425.00, for a construction permit for on-site sewage systems designed for less than 1,000 gallons per day, and alternative discharging systems not supported with certified work from an authorized onsite soil evaluator or a professional engineer working in consultation with an authorized onsite soil evaluator.


2. Notwithstanding § 32.1-163 through § 32.1-176, Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall charge a fee of no more than $350.00, for the certification letter for less than 1,000 gallons per day not supported with certified work from an authorized onsite soil evaluator or a professional engineer working in consultation with an authorized onsite soil evaluator.


3. Notwithstanding § 32.1-163 through § 32.1-176, Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall charge a fee of no more than $225.00, for a construction permit for an onsite sewage system designed for less than 1,000 gallons per day when the application is supported with certified work from a licensed onsite soil evaluator.


4. Notwithstanding § 32.1-163 through § 32.1-176, Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall charge a fee of no more than $320.00, for the certification letter for less than 1,000 gallons per day supported with certified work from an authorized onsite soil evaluator or a professional engineer working in consultation with an authorized onsite soil evaluator.


5. Notwithstanding § 32.1-163 through § 32.1-176, Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall charge a fee of no more than $300.00, for a construction permit for a private well.


6. Notwithstanding § 32.1-163 through § 32.1-176, Code of Virginia, the State Health Commissioner shall charge a fee of no more than $1,400.00, for a construction permit or certification letter designed for more than 1,000 gallons per day.


7. The State Health Commissioner shall appoint two manufacturers to the Advisory Committee on Sewage Handling and Disposal, representing one system installer and the Association of Onsite Soil Engineers.


B. The State Health Commissioner is authorized to develop, in consultation with the regulated entities, a hotel, campground, and summer camp plan and specification review fee, not to exceed $40.00, a restaurant plan and specification review fee, not to exceed $40.00, an annual hotel, campground, and summer camp permit renewal fee, not to exceed $40.00, and an annual restaurant permit renewal fee, not to exceed $40.00 to be collected from all establishments, except K-12 public schools, that are subject to inspection by the Department of Health pursuant to §§ 35.1-13, 35.1-14, 35.1-16, and 35.1-17, Code of Virginia. However, any such establishment that is subject to any health permit fee, application fee, inspection fee, risk assessment fee or similar fee imposed by any locality as of January 1, 2002, shall be subject to this annual permit renewal fee only to the extent that the Department of Health fee and the locally imposed fee, when combined, do not exceed the fee amount listed in this paragraph. This fee structure shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources.


C. Pursuant to the Department of Health's Policy Implementation Manual (#07-01), individuals who participate in a local festival, fair, or other community event where food is sold, shall be exempt from the annual temporary food establishment permit fee of $40.00 provided the event is held only one time each calendar year and the event takes place within the locality where the individual resides.


D. The State Health Commissioner shall work with public and private dental providers to develop options for delivering dental services in underserved areas, including the use of public-private partnerships in the development and staffing of facilities, the use of dental hygiene and dental students to expand services and enhance learning experiences, and the availability of reimbursement mechanisms and other public and private resources to expand services.


E. The Department of Health shall continue to implement a sustainable preventive model to begin July 1, 2014, except in the Mount Rogers, Western Tidewater, and Norfolk Health districts, and full transition by January 1, 2016. The model shall ensure that (i) trained personnel are in place; (ii) the focus on those areas of the Commonwealth in the most need of these dental services, including those areas with higher risk factors including a concentration of diabetic and free lunch populations and a higher than average Medicaid-eligible population; and (iii) the development of evaluation metrics to assist in ensuring efficient and effective use of funding and services.


F. Out of this appropriation, $176,929 the first year and $387,744 the second year from the general fund and $103,503 the first year and $267,602 the second year from nongeneral funds is provided to address the cost of leasing or expanding local health department facilities.