2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Enrolled)

Department of Health

Item 294

Item 294

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
State Health Services (43000)$177,202,761
Child and Adolescent Health Services (43002)FY2017 $11,543,417
FY2018 $11,543,417
Women's and Infant's Health Services (43005)FY2017 $8,191,065FY2018 $8,191,065
Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, and Oral Heath (43015)FY2017 $10,396,238FY2018 $10,396,238
Injury and Violence Prevention (43016)FY2017 $4,437,126FY2018 $4,422,126
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Community Nutrition Services (43017)FY2017 $142,634,915FY2018 $142,634,915
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2017 $4,225,669
FY2018 $4,210,669
SpecialFY2017 $2,893,641FY2018 $2,893,641
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2017 $64,967,057FY2018 $64,967,057
Federal TrustFY2017 $105,116,394FY2018 $105,116,394

Authority: §§ 32.1-11, 32.1-77, and 32.1-89 through 32.1-90, Code of Virginia; P.L. 94-566, as amended, Title V of the U.S. Social Security Act and Title X of the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Federal Code; and P.L. 95-627, as amended, Federal Code.

A. Out of this appropriation, $952,807 the first year and $952,807 the second year from special funds is provided to support the newborn screening program and its expansion pursuant to Chapters 717 and 721, Act of Assembly of 2005. Fee revenues sufficient to fund the Department of Health's costs of the program and its expansion shall be transferred from the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services.

B. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is exempt from the requirements of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.).

C. Out of this appropriation, $305,000 the first year and $305,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the department's sickle cell program to address rising pediatric caseloads in the current program. Any remaining funds shall be used to develop transition services for youth who will require adult services to ensure appropriate medical services are available and provided for youth who age out of the current program.

D. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the State Health Commissioner continue providing services through child development clinics and access to children's dental services.

E. The Virginia Department of Health shall report on state policies and programs that would improve birth outcomes in the Commonwealth and make recommendations to the General Assembly. The department shall evaluate and report on the most effective models for improving birth outcomes, reducing teen pregnancy, reducing unintended pregnancies, and improving the spacing between births. The report shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2016.

F. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be provided to the Department of Health for the operation of the Resource Mothers program.

G. Out of this appropriation, $124,470 from the general fund and $82,980 from nongeneral funds the second year is provided for the Virginia Department of Health to establish and administer a Perinatal Quality Collaborative.  The Perinatal Quality Collaborative shall work to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes through continuous quality improvement with an initial focus on pregnant women with substance use disorder and infants impacted by neonatal abstinence syndrome.