H0868.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - Authorizing a transfer of funds; and appropriating an additional $650,000 to the Physical Health Services Program in the Department of Health and Welfare for a rural health care access grant to Terry Reilly Health Services for the development of a community health center in Caldwell, Idaho. 04/03 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 04/04 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 50-17-3 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Collins, Deal, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, LeFavour, Martinez, Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Crow, Denney, Hart, Harwood, Lake, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Moyle, Nonini, Rydalch, Sali, Shepherd(8), Wood Absent and excused -- Clark, Roberts, Shepherd(2) Floor Sponsors - Skippen & Henbest Title apvd - to Senate 04/04 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 04/05 Rls susp - PASSED - 22-13-0 AYES -- Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner, Darrington, Gannon, Goedde, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson, Schroeder, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- Andreason, Burtenshaw, Compton, Corder, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Hill, Jorgenson, Pearce, Stegner, Sweet, Williams Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - McGee Title apvd - to House 04/06 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed To Governor 04/14 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 458 Effective: 07/01/06
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 868 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 DIRECTING THE STATE CONTROLLER TO TRANSFER MONEYS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE 3 ECONOMIC RECOVERY RESERVE FUND; AND APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE 4 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 5 2008. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. On July 1 or as soon thereafter as possible, the State Con- 8 troller shall transfer the sum of $650,000 from the General Fund to the Eco- 9 nomic Recovery Reserve Fund. 10 SECTION 2. In addition to any other appropriation provided by law, there 11 is hereby appropriated to the Physical Health Services Program in the Depart- 12 ment of Health and Welfare $650,000 from the Economic Recovery Reserve Fund 13 for trustee and benefit payments for the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 14 2008. These funds shall be used for a rural health care access grant to Terry 15 Reilly Health Services for the development of a community health center in 16 Caldwell, Idaho. Such moneys shall be distributed by the Department of Health 17 and Welfare upon the request of Terry Reilly Health Services throughout this 18 period of time to purchase medical equipment, supplies, and for any opera- 19 tional costs to sustain the clinic over a two-year period. Terry Reilly Health 20 Services shall provide an accounting of the moneys spent to the Department of 21 Health and Welfare. Any moneys not used for this purpose shall be reverted to 22 the Economic Recovery Reserve Fund after June 30, 2008.
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This is a fiscal year 2007 and 2008 appropriation for the startup costs of a new community health center in Caldwell, Idaho. This bill provides funding to Terry Reilly Health Services to open a community health center using an existing clinic that was gifted to the nonprofit organization. Federally recognized community health centers receive annual grants that fund one-third of their operations. The second highest category of funding is through Medicaid receipts, and the third is from patients themselves.
Community health centers serve members of the surrounding community in which they are located, regardless of the individuals patient’s ability to pay. Community health centers act as family doctor and health care home to one in eight uninsured Americans. There are 10 community health care center organizations in Idaho. They operate 28 different locations throughout the state. They are all members of the Idaho Primary Care Association. These members provide comprehensive preventive and primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services in 28 Idaho communities and served 80,000 patients in 2004.
The fiscal impact of this bill is $650,000 on a one-time basis from the Economic Recovery Reserve Fund.
Contact: Cathy Holland-Smith 334-4731
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
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