2024 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

Department of Corrections

Item 389

Item 389

First Year - FY2025Second Year - FY2026
Prison Medical and Clinical Services (39700)$270,781,966$270,781,966
Offsite Healthcare Costs (39702)FY2025 $63,988,371FY2026 $64,091,796
Pharmaceutical Costs (39703)FY2025 $54,010,612FY2026 $55,388,736
Department of Corrections-managed Facility Healthcare Costs (39704)FY2025 $152,782,983FY2026 $151,301,434
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2025 $267,915,789FY2026 $267,915,789
SpecialFY2025 $566,137FY2026 $566,137
Federal TrustFY2025 $2,300,040FY2026 $2,300,040

Authority: §§ 53.1-1, 53.1-5, 53.1-8, and 53.1-10, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of this appropriation, $2,379,000 the first year and $2,379,000 the second year from nongeneral funds is included for inmate medical costs. The source of the nongeneral funds is an award from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

B. The Department of Corrections shall continue to coordinate with the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Social Services to enroll eligible inmates in Medicaid. To the extent possible, the Department of Corrections shall work to identify potentially eligible inmates on a proactive basis, prior to the time inpatient hospitalization occurs. Procedures shall also include provisions for medical providers to bill the Department of Medical Assistance Services, rather than the Department of Corrections, for eligible inmate inpatient medical expenses. Due to the multiple payor sources associated with inpatient and outpatient health care services, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall consult with the applicable provider community to ensure that administrative burdens are minimized and payment for health care services is rendered in a prompt manner.

C. Included in the appropriation for this item is funding for the first year and the second year from the general fund for six medical contract monitors. The persons filling these positions shall have the responsibility of closely monitoring the adequacy and quality of inmate medical services in Department of Corrections' facilities.

D. The workgroup convened pursuant to Item 390, Paragraph R of Chapter 854, 2019 Acts of Assembly, shall be continued. The workgroup shall annually report on the progress and outcomes of the university medical pilots authorized in this Item. The report shall be provided to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees no later than October 15 of each year.