2021 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1800 (Reenrolled)

Department of Health

Item 298

Item 298

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Vital Records and Health Statistics (40400)$8,517,050$8,517,050
Health Statistics (40401)FY2021 $1,099,826FY2022 $1,099,826
Vital Records (40402)FY2021 $7,417,224FY2022 $7,417,224
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2021 $7,882,104FY2022 $7,882,104
Federal TrustFY2021 $634,946FY2022 $634,946

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.