2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

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Department of Health

Item 291

Item 291

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Vital Records and Health Statistics (40400)$7,773,247$7,773,247
Health Statistics (40401)FY2017 $1,357,169FY2018 $1,357,169
Vital Records (40402)FY2017 $6,416,078FY2018 $6,416,078
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2017 $7,156,746FY2018 $7,156,746
Federal TrustFY2017 $616,501FY2018 $616,501

Authority: §§ 8.01-217, 32.1-249 through 32.1-276, 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. The Department of Health shall report on efforts to address changes to the Electronic Death Registry System that would improve the system to make it easier for filing death certificates, address interoperability concerns by users, and provide technical assistance to system users, and other improvements. The department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2016.

C. Notwithstanding § 32.1-273.D, Code of Virginia, the revenues generated from the sale of birth, marriage, or divorce records in state administered health districts shall be distributed between the districts that issue the records and the Division of Vital Records. The revenues will be split with 65 percent remaining in the district to support the costs of that district and 35 percent to be transferred to the Division of Vital Records to support ongoing infrastructure costs associated with the collection, retention and issuance of the Commonwealth's vital records.