SB1221: Loudoun County; operation of local health department.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to provide for the operation of the Loudoun County local health department.
[S 1221]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the local governing body of Loudoun County may enter into a contract with the State Board of Health (the Board) to provide local health services in Loudoun County. The local governing body shall not eliminate any service required by law or reduce the level of service below that required by law. In addition, the local governing body shall not eliminate or reduce the level of any service currently delivered in connection with the Commonwealth's program of medical assistance.

Any contract executed between the local governing body of Loudoun County and the Board shall set forth the rights and responsibilities of the local governing body for the delivery of health services and shall require that the local governing body, with the concurrence of the State Health Commissioner, appoint the local director of health services in accordance with local procedures, who shall be employed full time as an employee of the local governing body and shall be responsible for directing all state-mandated public health programs. All employees of the local health department operated by the local governing body shall be employees of the local governing body.

The local governing body of Loudoun County shall operate the local health department, pursuant to the terms of the contract, with such local appropriations and any state funds as may be made available to it, pursuant to the general appropriation act. State funds for the operation of health services and facilities shall continue to be allocated to Loudoun County as if such services were provided in a county without such a contract.

The local governing body of Loudoun County shall maintain and submit such financial and statistical records as may be required by the Board.

Loudoun County shall be the sole owner of all equipment and supplies, including all equipment and supplies used by the local health department at the time of execution of the contract, that were or are purchased for providing public health services, regardless of the source of the funds for such purchases.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person who is transferred from state to local employment in accordance with a contract authorized by this act, and who is a member of the Virginia Retirement System at the time of the transfer, shall continue to be a member of the Virginia Retirement System during the period of local employment.

The power to contract conferred by this provision shall not be deemed to confer any additional authority for Loudoun County to impose fees for local health services.

SENATE BILL NO. 1221

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 11, 2021
A BILL to provide for the operation of the Loudoun County local health department.
Patrons-- Favola, Bell and Boysko

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the local governing body of Loudoun County may enter into a contract with the State Board of Health (the Board) to provide local health services in Loudoun County. The local governing body shall not eliminate any service required by law or reduce the level of service below that required by law. In addition, the local governing body shall not eliminate or reduce the level of any service currently delivered in connection with the Commonwealth's program of medical assistance.

Any contract executed between the local governing body of Loudoun County and the Board shall set forth the rights and responsibilities of the local governing body for the delivery of health services and shall require that the local governing body, with the concurrence of the State Health Commissioner, appoint the local director of health services in accordance with local procedures, who shall be employed full time as an employee of the local governing body and shall be responsible for directing all state-mandated public health programs. All employees of the local health department operated by the local governing body shall be employees of the local governing body.

The local governing body of Loudoun County shall operate the local health department, pursuant to the terms of the contract, with such local appropriations and any state funds as may be made available to it, pursuant to the general appropriation act. State funds for the operation of health services and facilities shall continue to be allocated to Loudoun County as if such services were provided in a county without such a contract.

The local governing body of Loudoun County shall maintain and submit such financial and statistical records as may be required by the Board.

Loudoun County shall be the sole owner of all equipment and supplies, including all equipment and supplies used by the local health department at the time of execution of the contract, that were or are purchased for providing public health services, regardless of the source of the funds for such purchases.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person who is transferred from state to local employment in accordance with a contract authorized by this act, and who is a member of the Virginia Retirement System at the time of the transfer, shall continue to be a member of the Virginia Retirement System during the period of local employment.

The power to contract conferred by this provision shall not be deemed to confer any additional authority for Loudoun County to impose fees for local health services.