South Carolina General Assembly
118th Session, 2009-2010

H. 4657
General Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2010-2011
As Passed by the House



SECTION 1.      Pursuant to passage of federal legislation extending the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's enhanced Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), it is the intent of the General Assembly that the Governor certify receipt of the two additional quarters of enhanced FMAP.  As a result of the Governor's action, the General Assembly recognizes that these funds are authorized for appropriation pursuant to the provisions of this Part.

SECTION 2.      The source of funds appropriated in this provision is $174,937,157 of Department of Health and Human Services general fund appropriations, carry forward funds, earmarked and restricted special revenue fund accounts, and unobligated state match funds resulting from the extension of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.  The funds designated herein shall be distributed, at a minimum, in four equal disbursements on a quarterly basis.
     1.      Department of Health and Human Services
                 A.      Medicaid Maintenance of Effort      $      28,335,491
                 B.      MUSC Disproportionate Share      $      10,000,000
                 C.      National Kidney Foundation Serving South Carolina      $      250,000
                 D.      Hemophilia      $      100,000
                 E.      Physician Rates, Anesthesiologist      $      1,300,000
                 F.      Federally Qualified Health Centers      $      700,000
                 G.      Removal of Hard Cap of 3 Prescriptions      $      10,700,000
                 H.      SCHIP Stand Alone (HCK)      $      3,320,218
     In the event funding for SCHIP Stand Alone (HCK) is realized in this Part, enrollment into the State Children's Health Insurance Program shall not be closed to new participants effective 7/1/10 as required by proviso 21.25 in Part IB of this act.
                 I.      GAPS Program      $      2,915,469
     In the event funding for the GAPS Program is realized in this Part, the requirements of title 44, Chapter 6-610 through 6-660 shall not be suspended as required by proviso 21.43 in Part IB of this act.
                 J.      Optometry for Adults      $      1,061,512
                 K.      Welvista      $      700,000
                 L.      Shared Care      $      700,000
     2.      Department of Health and Environmental Control
                 A.      Best Chance Network      $      2,000,000
                 B.      Colorectal Cancer Screening      $      2,000,000
                 C.      Rural Hospital Grants      $      5,000,000
                 D.      Rural Health Centers - USC      $      5,000,000
                 E.      Hollings Cancer Center - Research and Treatment      $      10,000,000
                 F.      ADAP Program      $      2,234,467
                 G.      Trauma Centers      $      3,000,000
     Of the funds allocated above for Trauma Centers $350,000 shall be provided to each hospital in the trauma system that is approved by the Department of Health and Environmental Control to elevate a level two trauma hospital to a level one or to elevate a level three trauma hospital to a level two.
     3.      Department of Mental Health
                 Crisis Stabilization.      $      2,000,000
     4.      Department of Social Services
                 Replace TANF Shortfall      $      18,000,000
     5.      Budget and Control Board, Employee Benefits
                 Employee Health Insurance      $      7,500,000
     6.      Lieutenant Governor's Office
                 Home and Community Based Services, Meals on Wheels      $      1,300,000
     7.      Vocational Rehabilitation
                 Federal Medicaid Match      $      1,000,000
     8.      Medical University of South Carolina
                 Rural Dentist Program      $      350,000
     The below funds shall be disbursed for the purpose of agency operating expenses.
     9.      Department of Health and Environmental Control.      $      9,000,000
     The Department of Health and Environmental Control is direct to utilize $1,000,000 of the above funds for Aids Prevention.
     10.      Department of Mental Health      $      17,500,000
     11.      Department of Disabilities and Special Needs      $      9,000,000
     12.      Vocational Rehabilitation      $      620,000
     13.      Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services      $      600,000
     14.      Commission for the Blind      $      250,000
     15.      Department of Juvenile Justice      $      10,500,000
     16.      Prosecution Coordination Commission      $      1,000,000
     17.      Commission on Indigent Defense      $      1,000,000
     18.      Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services      $      2,000,000
     19.      Department of Motor Vehicles      $      4,000,000

     Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes.
     For Fiscal Year 2010-11, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall suspend the license plate replacement interval.
     All agencies, unless specifically exempt by another provision contained in this act, shall transfer unobligated state match funds resulting from the receipt of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage to the State Treasurer to be deposited into the Health Care Annualization and Maintenance of Effort Fund.
     From this fund the State Treasurer shall disburse to the Department of Health and Human Services sufficient funds to meet the Medicaid Maintenance of Effort Requirements.

SECTION 3.      The General Assembly recognizes that the receipt of the funds appropriated in this Part is designed to address a precipitous drop in revenue due to the pending economic crisis and the use of this money to fund recurring expenses is a means to address this shortfall in recurring funds until the economy improves.  The General Assembly further recognizes that these funds are temporary in nature and may not be sufficient to address a shortfall in recurring revenue if the current economic crisis extends beyond the period currently contemplated.  As a result, the General Assembly strongly encourages state agencies and institutions and school districts receiving these funds to limit the reliance on these funds and make contingency plans that include savings necessary to meet future recurring obligations.

SECTION 4.      This part takes effect upon approval by the Governor.


     All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with any of the provisions of Parts IA, IB, II, III, or IV of this act are suspended for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
     If any part,  section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this act is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this act, the General Assembly hereby declaring that it would have passed this act, and each and every part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective.
     Except as otherwise specifically provided, this act takes effect immediately upon its approval by the Governor.

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