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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Enrolled)

Department of Health Professions

Item 299

Item 299

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Regulation of Professions and Occupations (56000)$33,708,207$33,708,207
$34,383,922
Technical Assistance to Regulatory Boards (56044)FY2019 $33,708,207FY2020 $33,708,207
$34,383,922
Fund Sources: 
Trust and AgencyFY2019 $1,125,987FY2020 $1,125,987
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2019 $32,582,220FY2020 $32,582,220
$33,257,935

Authority: Title 54.1, Chapter 25, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 from nongeneral funds the second year is provided to implement a demonstration program with the Medical Society of Virginia and the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to enhance the use of the PMP by prescribers through the use of real time access to the program via intraoperability with electronic health records systems. The department shall design the demonstration program using $25,000 in PMP funds and $225,000 in federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act funds. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall apply for up to $225,000 in enhanced federal HITECH Act funds to support the program. The Department of Health Professions shall report on the increased use of the program by prescribers in the demonstration program to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by July 1, 2018.  The implementation of the demonstration program is contingent upon the receipt of federal HITECH Act funds.


B.  The Board of Pharmacy shall report to the Joint Commission on Health Care by October 1, 2019, on state and local efforts to promote proper drug disposal methods, including existing community-based collection and disposal efforts.