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Budget Bill - HB1700 (Introduced)

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Department of Health

Item 291

Item 291

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
State Health Services (43000)$163,419,548
$163,466,548
$163,419,548
$167,386,863
Child and Adolescent Health Services (43002)FY2019 $11,407,376FY2020 $11,407,376
Women's and Infant's Health Services (43005)FY2019 $9,189,910
$9,236,910
FY2020 $9,189,910
$10,157,225
Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, and Oral Heath (43015)FY2019 $10,959,837FY2020 $10,959,837
Injury and Violence Prevention (43016)FY2019 $4,024,200FY2020 $4,024,200
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Community Nutrition Services (43017)FY2019 $127,838,225FY2020 $127,838,225
$130,838,225
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $4,410,670
$4,457,670
FY2020 $4,410,670
$5,377,985
SpecialFY2019 $3,017,967FY2020 $3,017,967
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2019 $64,967,057FY2020 $64,967,057
Federal TrustFY2019 $91,023,854FY2020 $91,023,854
$94,023,854

Authority: §§ 32.1-11, 32.1-77, 32.1-89, and 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, $999,804 the first year and $999,804 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, and Chapter 531, 2018 Acts of Assembly. 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. 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.


F. Out of this appropriation, $124,470 the first year and $124,470 the second year from the general fund and $82,980 the first year and $82,980 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be 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.


G. Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to move the associated appropriation and authorized positions supporting the federal Summer Food Service Program and the federal At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program from the Virginia Department of Health to the Department of Education. Such transfer shall be in accordance with a memorandum-of-understanding agreed to by the Virginia Department of Health and the Department of Education setting forth the federal positions and dollars to be transferred associated with the Summer Food Service and At-Risk Afterschool Meals Programs. Such transfer shall be coordinated with the United States Department of Agriculture to ensure a seamless transition.