2016 Work Plan

  • Expansion of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Mission
    • HJR 65 (Delegate O’Bannon III), 2016
    • Requests that the JCHC study the benefits and costs of expanding the mission of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to include additional issues affecting youth health, including issues related to behavioral health, injury prevention, hunger, and diabetes.
  • Progress in Expanding Access to Brain Injury Services and the Placement of Aggressive Individuals with Brain Injury, Dementia or PTSD
    • SJR 80 (Senator Ruff), 2014
      • Directs the JCHC to review progress in implementing recommendations from the 2007 JLARC review and make additional recommendations for increasing access to brain injury services in the Commonwealth
      • An interim report on this study was given in 2014
    • SJR 71 (Senator Carrico), 2016
      • Directs the JCHC to study placement options for individuals with brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or dementia who experience aggression. The study should identify the various placement options and barriers to placement for such individuals and make recommendations for improving access to safe, appropriate placements.
    • Improved Provision of Palliative Care in the Commonwealth
      • HB 473 (Delegate Filler-Corn), 2016
      • Requests that the JCHC study the delivery of palliative care in the Commonwealth and corresponding regulations, evaluate the need for public education on palliative care, and determine if accessible statewide education resources exist for citizens
    • Legal and Regulatory Requirements Regarding Life-Prolonging Care in the Commonwealth
      • HJR 61 (Delegate Stolle), 2016
      • Requests that the JCHC study the current legal and regulatory requirements regarding the medical appropriateness of life-prolonging care and options to clarify due diligence and the appropriate course of action when no physician can be found to carry out a patient’s, or patient agent’s, request
    • School Vaccination Requirements in the Commonwealth
      • HB 1342 (Delegates Filler-Corn and Stolle), 2016
      • Requests that the JCHC study the requirements surrounding school vaccinations and make recommendations as to whether non-medical exemptions should be tightened for children attending public schools, private schools, child care centers, nursery schools and family day care home or developmental centers
    • Study of the Costs Associated with the Provision of Medical Care in State Prisons in Virginia
      • Letter request by Delegate Kory, 2016
      • Requests that the JCHC study the cost to the Commonwealth for medical care provided to prisoners in state prisons, especially costs for pharmaceutical products
      • Study of the Integration of Mental and Physical Health Care in the Commonwealth
        • JCHC staff initiative, 2016