2023 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB6001 (Enrolled)

Department of Health

Item 290

Item 290

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Vital Records and Health Statistics (40400)$8,676,912$8,676,912
Health Statistics (40401)FY2023 $1,112,716FY2024 $1,112,716
Vital Records (40402)FY2023 $7,564,196FY2024 $7,564,196
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2023 $8,033,233FY2024 $8,033,233
Federal TrustFY2023 $643,679FY2024 $643,679

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.

D. Notwithstanding § 32.1-273.1., Code of Virginia, two dollars of each fee collected by the State Registrar shall be deposited by the Comptroller to the Virginia Vital Statistics Automation Fund.