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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Enrolled)

Department of Health

Item 288

Item 288

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Vital Records and Health Statistics (40400)$8,010,137$8,010,137
Health Statistics (40401)FY2019 $1,073,143FY2020 $1,073,143
Vital Records (40402)FY2019 $6,936,994FY2020 $6,936,994
Fund Sources: 
SpecialFY2019 $7,384,058FY2020 $7,384,058
Federal TrustFY2019 $626,079FY2020 $626,079

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. 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.


C. The state teaching hospitals shall work with the Department of Health and Division of Vital Records to fully implement use of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) for all deaths occurring within any Virginia state teaching hospital's facilities. Full implementation shall occur and be reported, by the Division of Vital Records, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by April 15, 2018, in alignment with the Division of Vital Records plan to promulgate and market the EDRS.